Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Slimey Crud Run (Weekend) October 2019

WATEROUS - Revolutionary Fire Pump and Fire Suppression Equipment Since its humble beginnings in 1886, Waterous has continued to develop revolutionary fire suppression ...

I knew that it was a local company but always thought it was a funny word.  Water-us is what we were in this weekend and the most water-us we made contact with was my fault and we'll get there, but not yet....

Steve arrived at the campground Thursday evening, Eric rode in and I drove in, both of us there at 8:30 on the dot Friday morning.  Steve, already unloaded, Eric quickly pulled his luggage off and I had to get the Himalayan off the trailer.  Then, we were on the road in no time.

Friday's ride....

Late lunch in LaFarge at Phil n Deb's....

Ski Hill Road and a part of the Mississippi Valley Conservancy (MVC) in the Kickapoo Valley.

Back in the Amish neighborhoods, Vernon County.

 We stopped at Trail's End to do some shopping....we came away with Jam and a back scratcher. 


There was a stop at Sunrise Bakery on Pa's Road....more commerce was practiced.


Steve's making room for his dunkin' doughnuts....I offered to find space but he seemed skeptical of my intentions.  I found room for my 6" blueberry pie.

Kickapoo Korners for lunch....

Steve's road atlas open not to Wisconsin....  instead Alaska.

Kevin arrived, we unloaded his KLR and rode into Richland Center for the Buffet.  A fuel stop was made, then back to camp for our campfire.

Saturday morning, some soft showers but the radar not looking the best.

 We gave it our best shot....then turned back from here at Rolling Ground.  Thanks to the Rolling Ground Tavern for some temporary respite under the shelter.

It just kept keeping on....

Ear buds, MP3 player, audio book, some dancing, and as they say, whatever it took.  Still, an enjoyable afternoon.  Steve and Eric donned some dry duds, Eric climbed in for an afternoon nap and later Steve joined me, putting a stop to my dancing.

Sunday morning, bright, shiny and a bit warmer.  Greg had ridden down on his ST1100 late Saturday, arriving after dark and after I was in my jammies and almost asleep.

Coffee time for a new day......

Look at that way were we going to get wet on Sunday!!

You might notice that Sunday's yellow track is not a loop....

My planned path.....

Here's some of our riding....and some of our wading...

My Himalayan on the trailer, Greg ready to ride back home.  Steve staying another night but getting ready to venture out for some more exploring.

In Steve's travels, he managed to catch the tail end of the antique truck and tractor show at the fairgrounds.  He also scored many slices of pie.

Our weekend  My weekend miles ridden....

It's dawning on me that some changes need to be made to my Pie Chart.  Or, likely better, I need an additional Pie Chart.
  • One set of data...Trailer Miles Traveled
  • Another set of data....Trailer Rescue Miles Traveled
Many thanks to Alana Springs for once again providing such a wonderful space for us to have our fun.  More thanks that I can possibly send to my heroic friends for their help and sacrifice last weekend.  They quite literally pulled me out of a horrible jam, a memorable ADVenture that none of us will ever forget.  The Himalayan is still draining, so are my boots.


  1. Great adventure.... please post update as to the amount of water flowed out of the Himmy.

    1. I'm still coming up with a total quantity....someone must be adding some.

  2. I like the story that you tell with the pictures and the video. Greetings from Denmark

    1. Gregor,
      Thanks much for saying so and for stopping by. Telling the story and having fun doing so my goal.

  3. Doug, that is a perfect example of a memorable ADVenture; miserable when it happened, but no one got hurt, everyone got home, and you have a great story to tell. A very good thing you were not on your own when it happened!

    1. Roger, I shouldn't admit this but it's the truth; I'd never have gone in there without my friends along.