Author Archives: Owen Riess

About Owen Riess

Author, Social Media Consultant, Mortgage Loan Originator

DAY TEN / Muscatine, Iowa to Red Wing, Minnesota

It’s another peach of a morning. Its 65 degrees and sunny and I can tell its going to be a nice day.  We had a good ride yesterday putting on about 395 miles, experienced a bit of history, and had … Continue reading

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The Biker Wave

The Biker Wave I know there’s a whole twisted argument about who waves to whom and who doesn’t wave to whom and a whole bunch of horse shit in between.  I’ve been down many a two lane blacktop road a … Continue reading

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The Warden’s House

If you actually need a reason to get out and ride, if you need a destination to get motivated, if you don’t need another destination just to buy a t-shirt, maybe a little putt over to Stillwater, Minnesota will do … Continue reading

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2011 MN State Girls Motocross Champion

It just doesn’t seem that long ago that I brought my five-year old daughter Jacqueline and her Yamaha PW50 to the track to race her first motocross.  Yesterday she turned fifteen and headed for her tenth full season of racing. Last year was a very good … Continue reading

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The Lowdown on Motocross and Supercross

Getting Started You are a parent like me. You never raced or haven’t raced since dirt bikes had two rear shocks. Not to worry it wasn’t that long ago when I pulled into the Motokazie track with my five year … Continue reading

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two hundred thirty six

November 10, 2011 was the 236th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps.     That’s correct seven months before the Continental Congress declared Independence they established two battalions of US Marines as backup.  Smart thinking.  There’s always a lot … Continue reading

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Hi Ho Hi Ho Silver Away

I’m in the garage and I’ve got an old Foghat vinyl cranked up ~ loud and it’s Hi Ho Hi Ho Silver Away.  It’s 40 degrees, the days are getting short and it’s time to put the scooter away for the winter.  … Continue reading

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The Haystack

It’s a brisk and windy autumn morning in Minnesota the temperature is about 52 degrees and the sky is partly sunny. It’s 6:30 AM and I’m headed to meet my brother for breakfast in South St Paul. He’s an over-the-road … Continue reading

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Odebolt and The Loess Hills of Western Iowa

  Odebolt and The Loess Hills of Western Iowa by Owen Riess DAY ONE:  Bright and early on a sunny Saturday morning, I open the garage to let in the light. A pre-flight check on the HOG tells me the air … Continue reading

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