On Friday 9/29/2017, Eric and I set out on the 5 Corners of Missouri adventure. Its a trip I dreamed up after reading about other motorcycle adventures. The plan was to ride around the state of Missouri and visit the roads that were closest to the corners of the state. I came up with 5 corners because The northeast corner has a more eastern and a more northern area. If I got them both, I would have no doubt that I covered them all. Here are a few photos of the trip and I’ll include the YouTube video once it finishes uploading.
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Northeast corner, more east.
Hogan pretending to be a computer hacker. I was actually downloading video from the camera so we could keep filming.
Northeast corner, more north.
Quick stop in Overland Park, Kansas to say hi to my dad.
Can’t resist a sign for Highway 69!
Along the levee southeast Missouri
Official Southwest Missouri corner.
Eric hiding from the camera.
The boss wanted to get a group photo of the office. I volunteered as the guy with a DSLR camera. I forgot the normal tripod, so I had to set the mini one on top of several boxes to get it right. I never quite got myself in the frame, but here we all are!
Employees of Deck Commerce
Hogan Haake and Jo Newbold are participating in Mixed Tandem for the MR340 race this year. They start at 8 am Tuesday July 19th, 2016. They are listed as boat #0306, team “Donut & Maple Syrup”. The team name comes from their respective nutrition needs. Hogan prefers good old fashioned junk food, but always donuts for breakfast! Jo on the other hand focuses on whole body health. She plans to go downriver on a mix of water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and Maple Syrup.
In order to have everything they need for the race, their faithful ground crew of Danelle Haake (Hogan’s wife) and Dan Haake (Hogan’s Dad) will follow them along the river in the van, meeting them at each checkpoint. Without this support, the race would be significantly more difficult.
Spot Tracker: If you want to follow Donut & Maple Syrup, check out our Spot Tracker page which is updated every 10 minutes.
Race Tracker: If you want to see the overall field, go to RaceOwl.com.
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||3:15 pm Tuesday
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||4:45 am Wednesday
||11:30 pm Wednesday
||4:45 pm Wednesday
||11:25pm am Wedmesday
||4:25 am Thursday
||10 am Thursday(50 hr)
Video of our race:
We did it! We had 4 goals for the race and met 3 of them.
- Finish in under 50 hours. This was done with a finish of 49:48
- Beat Di McHenry. We did this by a few hours. She is a good friend and a great racer.
- Be in the top 25 finishers. We finished 10th overall, its still hard to believe!
- Get first in mixed tandem. We didn’t get this again. We were 38 minutes short of the first place boat!
We decided to go to Kansas City this year for Thanksgiving. I had seen online that they were doing a 5K paddling race at Shawnee Mission Park and decided to be part of it. So I took a kayak from St. Louis all the way to KC just to paddle a 5K. I’ve been reading about these events online for a while and was quite exited to be able to participate in it as its normally during the week in a distant city.
Like always, I arrived too early. With about an hour to kill, I rode the unicycle some in the parking lot. Hoped the rain would quit (which it did for the whole race) and generally tried to stay warm. Once people started showing up, I felt like the guy that took a scooter to a motorcycle race. All fast performance boats, my boat, and a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP). I knew I wouldn’t be last as SUPs are not known for their speed.
Pre getting in the water, we all aligned for a group photo.
Then we all got into the water for a quick warm up before the race started. Since I had some room in my boat, I brought a camera and grabbed a few photos.
With the race underway, I could watch the field pull away. The wind made me wish for a rudder as I didn’t get to go where I wanted as I was pushed around. Below is me being silly for the camera.
With Thanksgiving being such a traditionally lazy day, this was a fantastic way to start it!