Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Tribute to Chuck Berry
Tune in Friday March 24 at 11 am MT to KMRD 96.9 or streaming at www.kmrd.fm/listen to Talon's Tips and Tales for a tribute to the founding father of rock 'n' roll.  Stories, music, and a history of the man who put the rock 'n' roll in music.

be strong, be safe, Carlan

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Talon's Tips and Tales
My good brother Ken Wolverton, and incredible artist in Madrid, gave me the green light to use a photo I made of his amazing KMRD sign for our new radio show.  Thanks Ken!

Tune in tomorrow March 10 at 11 am MST.  Live interview with Greg MacGregor.  In 1980 Greg created the photography program at California State University, Berkeley.  He has been photographing non-stop since 1968.  During that time he has published four books and has had eighty exhibits.  His photographs deal with both fine art and documentary.  Greg carries with him over 60 years of riding motorcycle of all makes and models.  He has some amazing stories to share.  You don't want to miss it!

Remember you can stream the show live at www.kmrd.fm/listen.

be strong, be safe, Carlan...aka Talon 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Moto-Photo Radio : Talon's Tips and Tales

What a ride!  If you missed Talons Tips and Tales today on KMRD today, you can listen to the recorded show by clicking here.  Thanks very much to all the folks around the country who listened in via the live stream on KMRD-FM.  BIG shout out to all of you!  Stay tuned for next week's program!   Set your calendars for Talon's Tips and Tales Friday's 11a.m. MST.

be strong, be safe, Carlan

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Moto-Photo Radio

Hey all you folks out there in cyberland!  Here's the latest news from RIDE NEW MEXICO.
Launching this Friday March 3 Moto-Photo Radio airs live every Friday at 11:00 a.m. MST.  Tune to KMRD FM-LP 96.9 Madrid, NM for Talon's Tips and Tales From the Seat of My Motorcycle.  Carlan's, aka Talon, hour-long program shares credos from the road sprinkled with photo tips, live interviews and much, much more.  KMRD streams live around the world at www.kmrd.fm/listen.  Tune in and hold on for the ride!

be strong, be safe, Carlan

Monday, January 30, 2017

Freedom of the Road - RIDE NEW MEXICO

For the past several months Nancy and I have been scrapping, plastering, painting, and creating.  What have we been creating?  RIDE NEW MEXICO, located in the historic village of Madrid.  In New Mexico we boast it’s the last frontier.  It’s where you can ride for miles on open roads and sometimes not see another vehicle.  It’s where the sun shines 320 days a year.  It’s high desert; it’s where the road meets the sky; it’s 14,000-foot mountains, it’s cowboys, artists, pueblos and green chile.  It's where you can take a moto-photo motorcycle tour or climb in a classic sidecar and capture the freedom of the open road.
Ride New Mexico Headquarters is a whole lot more than a starting point for moto-photo and sidecar tours, it features an extensive collection of  classic black and white moto-photo prints from my HOG® Magazine blue highway series.  Specialty maps, books, caps, t-shirts and motorcycle spirit bells are also available.   Two wheels or four, Nancy and I welcome you to stop by, say hello.

At Ride New Mexico we support:

FREEDOM OF THE ROAD FOR:
ALL CULTURES
ALL RELIGIONS
ALL PEOPLE
ALL THE TIME

be strong, be safe, Carlan and Nancy

Friday, December 9, 2016

Chicks with Chainsaws
Imagine a Christmas parade.  What comes to mind?  Visions of sugar plums?  Frosty? Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer? Santa's helpers? The Grinch?  Well, guess again.  If you were in Madrid, NM last Saturday night for the annual Christmas parade through town you would have been greeted by...Chicks with Chainsaws. The group performs mostly at the Engine House Theater in Madrid. The performances are a combination of dance, acrobatics, aerial performance and just plain havin' fun.
There is a "pool" at the Mine Shaft Tavern, of course no betting allowed, on just how long the parade will last.  Times flying around generally are seven to eight minutes.  You do have to get it down to seconds, that tightens up the odds a bit.   If you missed the big event this year be sure to put it on your calendar for next year on the first Saturday of December  around 4 pm.

People in Madrid live outside the box. There is love, acceptance and a support system. The common thread binding the village together is... "Just be who you are”.  Nancy and I are very excited to be part of the village.  Opened our new shop, RIDE NEW MEXICO, two weeks ago just south of the Mine Shaft.  

How cool is that...if we weren't here we would have missed the Chicks with Chainsaws.  Better put that on your Christmas list for next year!

be strong, be safe, Carlan

Friday, September 9, 2016

Hitin' the back roads
Room last night in Libby was real Montana style.  Gotta love it.  Rained all night. Turned on the heat.
Folks at the motel suggested a different route than planned back to Spokane Valley.  Followed their suggestion.  Leaving' Libby heavy fog, dripping wet and cold.  Turned south on Montana 56.  In the fog.  Signs readin' "Watch for Deer next 20 miles".  Keepin' my eyes open.  Up ahead black things in the road.  Roll off the throttle.  Hittin' the brakes.  Come to a complete stop.  Must be 25 - 30 wild turkeys taking their sweet time crossing the road.  Signs didn't say anything about turkeys.
Four mile detour off HWY 56 on a narrow single lane road ends at the Ross Creek Giant Cedars.  The cedars are over 500 years old.  Rays of light filter through the trees.  Time seems to stop.  Quiet, peace, strength, tranquility.  Words fall short.
At Cabinet Rock Gorge, border between Montana and Idaho, round a curve and over 140 cars of all makes, models, and years come into view.  Stopped in time against rocky cliffs.  Moments of history from Montana and Idaho.

There was a moment today leaving the ancient  cedar grove when turning right meant finishing the trip.  Turning left meant.....
It was tempting to turn left.

Kickstand down in Spokane Valley tonight.  Drop off the Heritage Classic in the morning at Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson.  

be strong, be safe, Carlan