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Tim Kreitz Adventures

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Here's another plug for the Vann Cave Podcast. In this episode, we talk about an aviation archaeology research project we worked on a couple of years ago. We had hoped to make an historical documentary about the event, but hit a bunch of roadblocks along the way. While the film idea died off, all the hard work made for some great articles and what I thought was a compelling podcast:

 

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CONTENT UPDATE: We go for a motorcycle ride and get lost, then unlost, then we end up at a freakin' small-town Dairy Queen again. That's right, the Dairy Queen Saga now has a Part 5. Don't even act like you're surprised this happened. :)

 

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Great video! The Dairy Queen thing is funny, although, I'm a big DQ fan. I haven't been to Imperial in over 30 years, and I had heard a rumor they had removed all of the big dunes for use in the fracking that's going on now. From the looks of your video that rumor is true...
 

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Sadly, that seems to be true. The dunes hardest hit for frac sand have been Kermit and Imperial from what I can tell. The ones in the state park at Monahans are still protected, but they are mining it everywhere else they can. I'm all for industry and progress, but there's a certain pain to watching these ancient places be destroyed.
 

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Had the pleasure of being on another episode of The Vann Cave podcast. In this one, we discuss amateur astronomy and Matt's observatory:

 

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CONTENT UPDATE: We spent a week wandering across New Mexico and had to make a stop at White Sands Missile Range. Enjoy a tour of WSMR Missile Park and a little Tim Kreitz childhood history:

 

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CONTENT UPDATE: I made a short show-n-tell vid on how I lowered the ride height of my FZ-07. In it I discuss the pros and cons of the mod and offer some shots of the bike in its new stance.

 
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Thanks. The pipe is an H2Racing canister with an XG-1 header. Little bike makes about 75 horsepower, but it sounds like an R1M. Ha! Gotta love Yamaha's crossplane crank designs. BTW, that helmet is a 1Storm. I actually have two of them and the white one in this vid is completely worn out. I really should throw it away, but you know how it goes; right about they time they start to stink and come apart at the seams inside, they are at their most comfortable.

Here's the other 1Storm. I haven't worn it as much on video, but it's great for long trips. Both are modular with dual visors [vid contains a small bit of language]:

 
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Had another fun time on the Vann Cave Podcast. On this episode, we talk about all the ridiculous flying stuff we're into. Enjoy. :)

 

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It's interesting to me how many people never knew about the 1930s airmail beacons and the associated navigational arrows they were built upon. This episode combines aviation archeology with motorcycles and buffoonery, so it's one of my faves on the channel:

 
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NEW EPISODE: A motorcycle trip to the small town of Sterling City, Texas in search of historical landmarks, ruins, and ghost town remnants devolves into another episode in the Dairy Queen Saga. Don't even act like you're surprised. It's me and the boys, having fun in West Texas once again!

 
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