Paydown Mill

December 26, 2016 / Adventures
Paydown Mill

Across the road from Paydown Manor sits the gristmill built by sometime between 1820 and 1830 by Charles Lane (whom appears to have also founded…

Paydown Manor

December 26, 2016 / Adventures
Paydown Manor

Traveling north on MO-42 toward Rock Island Bridge from Rolla, MO, I came across an absolutely stunning find.  Paydown, Missouri is an abandoned community with an…

The Open Road

May 15, 2016 / Adventures
The Open Road

Road closed, access restricted due to water conditions, do not enter…..on and on the list goes of warnings I saw this weekend. We headed down…

Spanish Fort in Manila, Philippines

Be aware that Manila has a massive traffic issue.  It can take hours to get from the airport to other parts of the city. I…

Wandering Around an Abandoned Nuclear Power Plant

After visiting Power Plant IM in Belgium a few months ago, I’ve added abandoned power plants to my list of structures to search for. Satsop…

Snoqualmie Falls at Five Times Its Normal Flow Rate

A week after buying Silvana, my 2015 Honda CRF250L, I decided to make the ride out to Snoqualmie Falls.  Nevermind that it had been pouring…

Route 66 Outside Rolla, MO

I don’t exactly have a hometown, but when asked where I grew up, Rolla, MO is generally my answer. I was recently back in Rolla…

Train to the Bosnian Pyramids

A few years ago, I started listening to the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.  I spend a lot of time on the saddle of my mountain…

Mountain Biking an Olympic Bobsled Track

When I moved to Italy a few years ago, we didn’t have a car for the first few months. I bought a mountain bike to…