Safety Concerns

I am not sure if it had to do with my recent post concerning Pokemon Go, or just the insane amount of people playing this hot new game, but please guys, stay safe.

This past weekend, we had too many instances with people riding their dirtbikes, quads, dune buggies, trucks, and what have you, around the property while playing the Pokemon Game. I am not sure if it had to do with trying to hatch eggs or you are busy hunting the pokemon, but we are going to have to make a couple rule changes regarding the use of playing Pokemon on our properties.

For starters, no Pokemon playing can be played while you are on a motorized vehicle on our property. This is for your safety, and our liability purposes. We do not want to mess with an excess amount of people getting hurt on our property because of their inability to take the eyes off the game. Playing the game on a bike on the concrete is alright as long as you keeping your eyes up and stopping anytime there is another vehicle nearby.

Sorry to have to bring this up but we do not want anyone to get hurt. Thankfully nothing has happened to anyone yet, but we just wanted to forewarn everyone of the new rules before they come by.

Pokemon on the Ranch

Our motto is the best reaction to whatever life throws at you is ACTION.

My nephews just downloaded Pokemon Go, which is one of the latest Pokemon Games to take over the public. But this one is very different than all of the games before. This game requires players to get out of their house and walk around where they can meet Pokemon on their phone. The game uses GPS coordinates and your camera to show new Pokemon that you have the opportunity to catch. There are also battles that you can do with gyms, or become a gym leader, battle with strangers, or just try and catch them all. They key to this game though is that you are not going to succeed unless you get out of your house. Most of the game’s mechanics work by walking, and lately, it has brought out many of house dwellers from out of their homes. People who loved to sit inside and play video games are now able to experience the hottest one on the market. So many of the game’s functions require movement to succeed. You cannot reach many Pokemon unless you move great distances and you cannot re-up on poke balls, potions, and other goodies without visiting poke-marts, which seem to be businesses or special locations around cities. Also, if you have two Pokemon breed to create an egg, that egg will not hatch without tons of movement. Remember how in the old Pokemon games, to hatch an egg, a certain number of steps had to be taken. Well, it’s the same with this special game. But you actually have to do the steps instead of pushing a button and an avatar does it for you. Continue reading “Pokemon on the Ranch”

Trail Riding

Out her on the caddy ranch, there is a lot of space to roam around. We own about 1,000 acres of property, and it’s practically isolation out here. Miles away from the nearest road leaves a lot of space for some fun riding and motor sport action. We have a couple tracks set up for the motocross and atv racers and plenty more for the bigger vehicles, like rally car racing and dune buggy drifting.

With all these space, it is nearly impossible to build tracks and jumps across the whole property. It is somewhat of a mountainous area out here with trees everywhere as well as wildlife. Since you would be hard pressed to find yourself intruding on someone else’s property, we have fashioned out some trails for your to ride when you get bored from hitting the jumps and racing your compadres.

quad fun riding

The trails are not necessarily made my plan, more as default. As we have more and more riders coming by every year, you can’t help but go off roading a little bit. There isn’t much more an exhuberant feeling then digging out some land and creating a new path that has never been done before. Over the years these new tracks become part of an offroad trail that leads away from the main ones, and sometimes people will build their own little makeshift jumps and turns along the way. We absolutely encourage anyone to create your own dirtbike or quad paradise out in the middle of the country and have as much fun as you can manage!

Growing up in Kansas City, Missouri, our family vacations consisted of exploring the open land of the state. We would take our dirtbikes, our quads, and our families and go explore the north, the south, the east, and the west of our starting point of the Missouri River. One of the most special parts of riding these trails was the vastness and the the thick layers of trees as we peered deeply into the forests ahead. We could be riding for miles and have no recollection of where we just came from because seeing so many trees causes us to lose some familiarity with our surroundings. These trips instilled in me that the best form of riding is trail riding. The explorer in me just had a passion for discovery, and each one of these trips was full of it. If I could choose something to do for the rest of my life, regardless of money. It would be exploring the entire United States land with just me, my wife, and my dirt bikes.

atv riding farms

Part of the fun of trail riding is not knowing what is going to be around the bend. All of the trails and land is safe for riding, but it can become a little exciting. One of the most exciting parts is turning a corner and not knowing what to expect. As you ride trails, you will find that nothing is familiar as it is with a track. On a trail, each piece of land you ride over is an accomplishment within itself. If you are of the explorer breed, come out and enjoy this nice parcel of property. You can bet your bottom dollar that it will be an exciting journey that you and your friends, and your family will certain cherish for your life times. Come on by to the Caddy Ranch!