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Where Did Artie Go?

Posted in Alaska Trip 2011, Musings on June 7, 2011 by mdfehrmann

Can you find him in this picture?

Look really really hard and squint your eyes and you might see him.


I’m A Photographer Day 2

Posted in General, Musings, Travel Updates on April 19, 2011 by mdfehrmann

Day 2 on the trails in Matewan WV: Hatfield McCoy trail system.

KTM 950 Not Clean

Craig Johnson CJ Designs LLC, The Man behind the AWD KTM 950 Adventure.  (As a side note he was running the Heidenau K60 Scout Tires front and rear while I was running a 908RR Rear and an IRC TR8 Front and he schooled me in muddy hill climb, the AWD works!)

The Trails

Wayne and and overlook

At one access road there was some construction going on and we took a 20min break to wait for the backhoe to fill a hole so we could pass.

Craig showing us how to set the slowest decent know to man record.  This was my favorite hill on the trail system, I fell 3 times on this thing going up and down.  I’ll get the hang of this at some point right?

Nice colors for a KTM

Flood Wall Matewan WV

I am a Photographer Day 1

Posted in General, Musings, Travel Updates on April 18, 2011 by mdfehrmann

Just a few images from my 1st day of riding in Matewan WV.

I have said it before and will say it again I had a blast!!!

Historic Matewan WV Main Intersection

Main Street

2006 KTM 950 Adventure (Too Clean)

Flood Wall Town Side

Flood Wall River Side

Coal Trains Moving Through All Day Long

On The Trails

My Thoughts Pay No Attention Here

Posted in Musings, Travel Updates on April 16, 2011 by mdfehrmann

Blue Goose Inn Matewan, WV

Hatfield and McCoy Trail System

The first trail riding experience of my life time could not have been at a better place, of course who am I to judge since it was my first true trail ride, but that is my story and I am sticking to it. This by far was as much fun as I have ever had on 2 wheels and just because this was my first trail ride does not mean that I have never had any fun on a motorcycle before.

To say I rode GREAT would be a lie but I did learn a thing or two about having a ktm 950 adventure off road and it was a great ride for me, I still have that grin on my face sitting here in my living room as I type this so to say I am hooked…well that is the truth and it will only get better from here.

What I am really looking forward to, even though it is a little too soon to be thinking such things knowing what lies ahead in four short weeks with the Alaska trip, is my return to Matewan to run them again to see just how much I can improve. After riding 3 days there, I know I felt better each time I went out and more importantly feeling less pain at the end of the day.

What I will remember most about the trip was my feeling the first ride on the first trail of the first day. Hear I am with some good riders and I am picking my bike up for the first time and I have only been a 1/4 mile in, this is going to be a long week. In the end I did fall more than anyone, actually I may have been the only one to put my bike down at all and there were plenty of reminders of that fact over the week but it sure didnʼt stop me.

I hope they have me out again for another ride after all it was the most fun I have had on two wheels.

Matthew Fehrmann

The Blue Goose Inn: This is the place to be if you are a rider looking for stories and insight into the trail system. Bill and Theresa the owners of the Inn actually play a major roll in getting new trails cut and are constantly scouting and riding places to expand their system, trust me they know these mountains like the back of their hands. Not only are their rooms comfortable but they can throw down some great meals too so if you are thinking about riding these trails look them up you will be glad you did.

Photograph by Craig Johnson

This doggone blog…

Posted in Musings on April 8, 2011 by kjkalfas

After spending several hours, I have finally figured out how to link the new CJ Designs blog to our business facebook page.  Tally ho, it is now complete!  Now, it’s time for a beer.

Purple Rain

Posted in Musings on April 8, 2011 by kjkalfas

So, I have been thinking that CJ really needs to change his motorcycle fashion to something a little cooler.  Sure, the traditional gear is functional, but perhaps it could be a little more fashionable.  I think Prince had it right with this outfit.  Perhaps I’ll send an email to the designers at Klim…  P.S. If you haven’t seen the video for “when doves cry,” check it out right away.  Prince has some sweet dual-sport motorcycle skills. 

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