As mentioned we were offline for over 24 hours,
but have returned from our self-imposed exile. If
you live in our little corner of Iowa you know this
is the time of year for the Bix seven mile run.
In 40 years we haven’t run once, but we have
watched a few on TV. While this race is going on
we are almost hostages in our home and decided
this year we’d cruise the northbound highway to
find somewhere to get our sanity back.
We couldn’t go too far north or we’d once again
bump into entrants in the RAGBRAI, which is a
bicycle race across Iowa. So we settled on a stop
in Dubuque, Iowa for some stress free hours in our
normally hectic days.
We left the cell phones off and I never used the
Motel WiFi on my tablet. The wife got her steak
and shrimp, I got my mushroom swiss burger, and we
made it back relaxed and sane.
So here are a few interesting things we’ve found
online since our return. Ever heard of the Tarus
2M? The Russian military call it a motorcycle.
We have to admit that after watching the following
video we can now say we’ve seen Kubota tractor
race a Mitusbishi pickup at a drag strip.
If you haven’t watched a “Shockwave” jet race how
can you call yourself a car nut? There’s just
something about a jet powered, 60,000 horsepower
semi tractor racing at night.
Comments are always welcome.