As featured in H.O.G.® Magazine Issue 023
In the words of Chapter Secretary Lori Hunter, “Poker runs can get boring. If we’re going to ride, let’s do it!” For the Frontier H.O.G.® Chapter of Lincoln, Nebraska, “doing it” means riding nearly 1,500 miles in three days to trace the outline of the Cornhusker State. The fifth annual “Five Corners and a Curve” ride was featured in H.O.G.® magazine issue 023 – and as Mike Zimmerman found out, it’s not for the faint of heart.
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In Nebraska, when riders talk about hitting the “open road,” they mean wide open!
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Eastern Nebraska feels like the Midwest; Western Nebraska feels like the West.
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Ready to ride after a hearty breakfast at historic Fort Robinson State Park. Scenes from Dances With Wolves were filmed there.
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Strong and silent meets caring and outspoken. Jack and Lori Hunter, Road Captain and Chapter Secretary, have different personalities but equal passion for serving the chapter and its members.
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Rollin’ down the highway.
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Taking a break in Springview, Nebraska. “Mob County” is the nickname of Keya Paha County, reflecting a contentious history surrounding the selection of Springview as the county seat.
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Shade was hard to come by at some stops, such as this one in Big Springs. Fortunately, temperatures stayed in the low 90s – which for summer in Nebraska is a little on the cool side.
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Throughout the 20th Century, as farms consolidated and mechanization replaced farm workers, small towns all across Nebraska went into decline. Some are just hanging on today.
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Almost everywhere we rode, Black Angus cattle like these roamed the open rangeland.
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Moving hay while the sun shines. Big round bales like these dot the landscape all over Nebraska.
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Farms and ranches in Nebraska utilize 45.5 million acres – a whopping 93 percent of the state’s total land area. We didn’t see it all on Five Corners and a Curve, but at times it almost felt like we did.