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Never Give Up..."
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Rally on...                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Welcome to the Busted Compass, come and sit around our campfire for awhile. Take off your warpaint and bench race with us under the stars. It's been a long day, hot and dusty, perhaps muddy and rutty too - but now's a good time to just pull up and relax, and swap tales of adventure. We may not be getting any younger, but they haven't thrown dirt over ME yet - not for keepsies anyway. And I have seen more than one old buzzard get up from underneath a mushroom cloud when it seemed like he could be going down for a Dirt Nap.  There are no easy miles off-road, and if there were, then all the weiners would want to do it. No Squids - Happy Raids... and   NEVER GIVE UP.


Learn about GPS Navigation from my friend TRZCharlie on Adventure Rider here:

Thanks, Charlie!   Awesome....

photo by Marshal Bird

photo by Marshal Bird

Berg and "JWats" riding with their tails on fire - inbound to San Francisquito, Baja California Norte on the Sea of Cortez.

photo by Marshal Bird

photo by Berg Briggs

photo by Jay Cunnigan

photo by Marshal Bird

photo by Marshal Bird

Meet "The Buzzards."  When you wake up in the middle of the night and you are absolutely CERTAIN you simply have to cross that desert, navigate that rock garden, circumnavigate the Tetons, crawl through a minefield or storm a fortress - these are the kind of people you want to say "YES" when you are pleading for some fool to contemplate joining you.
Jimmy "Crane-Nutts"         Eric "Steiner"           Johnny "Team Swine"               Berg                 Brents
Dave "Stovebolt"               Brad                        Joe "JWats"        Wyman           Shannon           Rohn
Randy "Fast Randy"         "Don"                       Drew                  Dorothy           Travis               Joe
Craig                                  Ben                         "other"  Randy    Kelly                Linus                Steve
Lincoln                               Dale                         Doug                  "Mike"                Keith               Shane
Tim                                     Brian                       Nick                    Jay "Jaybone"   Andy              "J.R."
Derek                                 Tye                         "Mike"                  Steve              Richard             Mike           
"other Joe"                         Lanny                     Hans                   Doug               Dale
Herm                                  "The A-Rab"           Trevor                 Robert             Dave
Byron                                 Yoshi                      Danny                Zeke                Geff

Raids of the Ruptured Buzzards

  • International One-Day Manlius-to-Hell-and-Gone Ruptured Buzzard Enduro, ca. 1975

  • Snow Buzzards

Follow my friend Kurt (Genghis9021 on Adv Rider) across Siberia on his 7,000-mile solo
motorcycle sojourn!

His blog is here:
ThisaThataway Tour

To Soar Like a Buzzard         A Buzzard was heard to say...
Where Buzzards Dare                                          (Quotes from erudite beaks)
The Buzzard Has Landed
What Do Buzzards Eat?
The Circling Buzzard



Track Stovey and other Buzzards in real time mins 10 minutes with SPOTcasting! Click image below to follow fresh tracks with the SPOT Satellite MEssenger / Tracker...

And, click on this to view past Adventures saved in Team Ruptured Buzzard SPOT Adventures Archives, with maps and pics.

What's Stovey's schedule look like?          

Look for Stovey out on the trail and at ADVRider events, dualsport rides and elsewhere during the upcoming 2011 riding season. If you see my logo, honk, beep, throw a rock -give me a roost, just say "HI!" I'll be out there....

2016? - If it's at all possible, Stovey wants to take a whack at the TOUREG RALLY in North Africa, and compete in Tunisia. Raiding across the Sahara would be a dream come true. On the "dream list" until further notice...

January  -  Mojave Mayhem      Crossing the Mojave Preserve on the Old Government Trail to Death Valley
February  - Flipper squeezing in the Tetons... snowmobiling through area cornices on a fuel injected porpoise
March  -  Bike refurbish for upcoming season, cabin sequester for "Legends" ride planning in the Fall
April  -  Skiing from the awakening grizzlies at the Lucky Dog.  Offroad breakouts in Wyoming and Montana
May  -  Red Desert and foothills of the Wind River Range. Lucky Dog kiosk embellishments.
June  -  Video Teton cirumnavigation. Annual IFTMA Fun Enduro. Guests in Cabin.
July  -  LOF5 pre-ride Centennial connections. Complete construction of "Cafe Buzzard..." Guests in cabin.
August  -  LOF5 final route completion. Guests in cabin.
September  -  "5th Annual Legends of the Fall Team Ruptured Buzzard Rally Raid, MT1k" 9/7 - 9/15
October  -  Nevada
November  -  Moab
December  -  California

January - Moab - Arches and Canyonlands
February - Sledding! Finalize manuscript. New product development.
March - Red Desert Raiding, Grand Canyon, Grand Staircase/Escalante, Box Death Hollow, Capital Reef, Flaming Gorge
April - The Big Sandy
May - Finalize manuscript
June - Begin weekly Teton circumnavigations, IFTMA Annual Fun Enduro
July - KLIM Rally, Host guests near Yellowstone
August - Bugouts in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana
September - Publish "Best of Team Ruptured Buzzard Rally Raids!"
October - 4th Annual Legends of the Fall Trans-Nevada Cactus Slash and Badger Bash Rachel to Rachel Rally Raid!
November - Moab
December - Yellowstone and Texas! "Big Ultimate Terlingua Tour" in Big Bend Ranch State Park

January / February = Sledding season, ride that sleigh like he stole it! Tetons and Island Park
March = Hand and wrist reconstruction surgery.... uh-oh
March / April / May = Convalesce, second surgery, rehab. Rebuild wrist and bike for 2011
May = Back to work! Host out-of-towners, finish writing projects. Buff out 450 Six Days... purrrrr....
June = Central America for 2 weeks. On a beach with Dorothy for 25th wedding anniversary
July = Work! Montana 1000 and West Fest
August = Teton circumnavigations. Host Australian Adventure Rider(s)
September = Hahn Town Site campout and off-road blitzkreig, Idaho
October = 3rd Annual Legends of the Fall Trans-Nevada Area 51 Circumnavigation and SLAC Wrist Revenge Rally Raid
November = Moab
December = Prep for 35-Year Racer Reunion of Team Ruptured Buzzard in Hatfield-McCoy

January - April
= Sledding season, skiing and riding in the Tetons and Island Park
May = Tetons, Island Park, Red Desert of Wyoming, Flattops in Colorado
June = NJ, MD and DE and more in Idaho
July = Montana 1000 Rally and West Fest
August = World of Speed in Bonneville with Team Bullet, LSR Warrior Pits
September = New York
October = The 2nd Annual Legends of the Fall Trans-Nevada Whore house Hare & Hound Dual Sport to Area 51 for No Wimps Rally Raid

November = Moab
December = Prep for Baja
                                                                                                                              Keith ambles over Beartooth Pass on a Summer Day
   Jorge Sandez aka "Coco"               "Mike," "Mike," "Mike," "Mike," & "Mike"        (photo by Richard)                                                                

Sponsored by  "Captain Fur-illo"

Team Ruptured Buzzard is accepting offers for sponsorship in order to further our adventurous exploits worldwide. We already have a great start by my dog, but the following is a partial list of preferred sponsors yet to be on board. Again, the following organizations have not yet offered support, but either FULL or COMPLETE sponsorships, donations and salaries would be considered. TRB preferred sponsor organizations are as follows, in no particular order:

KTM                                  Garmin                       Rice & Beans            National Geographic Society                                 Ford Foundation   Husaberg                           Pizza Hut                   Cabelas                        The Weather Channel         Smith & Wesson         NASA
Oakley                              Speedo                       Santa Claus
Mexican Federal Police Force   No Fear                Coca Cola
Jet Propulsion Laboratory    Taco Bell                    New York City
Internal Revenue Service      The Bellagio               Cornell
American Motorcycle Assn. Disneyland                 The KGB
Alpinestars                         Honda                        Motorex
Daimler Chrysler                 NASCAR                    Aerosmith
Rocky Mountain ATV          Mensa                        Snoopy's Bar
Cousteau Society               Arai                            FBI
Bigfoot                               Gatorade                    Rand McNally
Delta Force                        Nikon                                 Tide
20th Century Fox                Pennzoil                     Wall Street
US Mint                             Harvey Keitel              Google                      Your Sister         Area 51
Any Orthopedic Surgeon     Viagra                        NAACP                     Arctic Cat           Bacardi
Moonlight Bunny Ranch      Depends                     Peace Corps             Dr. Pepper          US Customs
Johnson & Johnson            Heather Locklear
The Bondurant School of High Performance Driving  Centrum 50
               Fruit of the Loom   Hooters
Cirque du Soleil                  Sierra Club
                  Bill's Cycle Shop       SeaWorld           Your other sister

Meanwhile  -  Check out my GPS and SPOT cradles for sale...


"Pigpen" from Adventure Rider forums writes:

(Originally Posted by pigpen on ADVRider...)

Wrote up a little report on your thread! Absolutely the best little item to protect the Garmin 60 series! Thank you for the great service, product, and help! I could not be any happier with your product! Now I need to clean up the bike and get some good pics of the cradle so I can post them!"

"This is the best 60 series mount I’ve seen."   
Rich Owings, independent reviewer -

A new type of GPS mount  -  May 6, 2010 

Rich Owings  

"...we now have a bombproof cradle...."    
Bobzilla on the Adventure Rider forums

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