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Notes From the Road — 16 – 30 November 2019

NOTES FROM THE ROAD


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Sunrise over Manhattan…


A golden glow…


13 November 2019: The city took on a golden glow early this morning as the sun came up over the East River. It was a crisp cold day, but the sky was clear and the light was magnificent …



Back in New York City…


The city that never sleeps…


12 November 2019: Headed into Manhattan for a few days this evening and the urban ambiance was a change of pace. Nice to be back in familiar environs …



Lake Ronkonkoma…


Earlier sunsets these days…


11 November 2019: Appreciating a sunset while enjoying the late fall days out on Long Island around Lake Ronkonkoma …



Enjoying the Wildlife…


Watching the not-so-wild squirrels…


9 November 2019: Neighborhood squirrels enjoying some sunflower seeds a few days after the storm that knocked down their tree …



Long Island South Shore…


Checking out the south shore…


3 November 2019: Back on Long Island and enjoying some calm time out on the beaches of the south shore …


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THIS MONTH:

Attending the Ladies Offroad Challenge Top Ten Weekend in October as one of the “highest-points” challenge participants from this summer’s 10-week challenge. This four-day adventure, “somewhere in southern Californie” is led by Charlene Bower and will be full of surprises…


COMING UP SOON:
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A short break to enjoy the number one destination on USA Weekend’s “Most Beautiful Places in America list.” Sedona, AZ is surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest land, with great jeep trails that wind in and out of a rugged landscape defined by pinnacles, spires, buttes and domes…


Back to Paris to visit friends and familiar places…


ABOUT JOHNSON VALLEY

Johnson Valley OHV area is home to King of the Hammers, and contains a varied landscape punctuated by steep red rocky mountains, rolling hills, open valley, dry lake beds and sandy washes. Elevations range from 4,600 feet at Hartwell Hills to 2,300 feet at Melville Dry Lake. Vegetation consists of creosote scrub, annual grasses, wild flowers and Joshua Trees. Johnson Valley offers challenges for every skill level. The southeast portion has the “Hammers,” a large mass of hills for expert rock crawlers. North of the Hammers is easier terrain that includes some small dunes. There are two car/truck courses for racing in the north central and western portions of the valley. Anderson Dry Lake on the western boundary of the area is popular with off-roaders. The butte boasts areas with small rolling hills for the novice, rocky ridges for the more experienced riders, huge rock structures for the rock crawlers and is a poplar place for motorcycle trials events…


ABOUT GENRIGHT

GenRight, based in Simi Valley, California, offers the most complete line of aftermarket off-road Jeep products available. GenRight is short for Genuine Ideas Engineered Right and their products are designed to withstand everything from the terrain of the daily commute to the exploration on a back country off road trail. GenRight products are built to functionally take a beating while aesthetically give your Jeep the look you want. The company is also an official sponsor of the Ultra4 Race series…


ABOUT CHAPARRAL

Chaparral Motorsports is one of the largest motorcycle accessory and vehicle dealerships in the country. Chaparral Motorsports now encompasses a 160,000 square foot footprint. Started as a family motorcycle parts business, Chaparral Motorsports has developed into a multi-line motorcycle and ATV dealer, offering Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Can-Am, Polaris and Kymco atv, motorcycles, and utility vehicles…


ABOUT CBM MOTORSPORTS

CBM Motorsports™ is a chassis dyno tuning, racing and performance engine building, parts and accessories shop located in Colton California. The CBM product line includes custom grind camshafts, CNC cylinder heads, LS racing engine blocks, throttle bodies, connecting rods plus billet parts and accessories and custom wiring harnesses…


ABOUT GIBSON EXHAUST

Gibson Performance Exhaust is the industry’s #1 manufacturer of street legal, high performance exhaust systems for trucks, SUV’s, diesel, and offroad. Every Gibson product is designed for hassle free, bolt-on installation with professional looking results. Applications are available in aluminized or stainless steel and remarkably engineered to ignite the maximum performance of the engine…


ABOUT THE FAB SCHOOL

The Fab School, founded by Troy Johnson, offers instruction on the fundamentals of metal fabrication and Digital Design & Manufacturing. The curriculum embraces the hands-on approach to learning, and the small class size is designed to allow for group work as well as individualized attention. The school has been educating students on the technical skills and theories of fabrication since 2005, providing hands-on training in a real world, working fabrication shop environment…





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