Best Back Roads .org

Best Back Roads .org

This is my Photo & Video blog expressing my desires to drive and marvel at America's beauty and back road driving fun. Please obey all traffic laws and only drive at the limits of your vehicle. If you are unsure don't push it. Be aware of road and visual conditions.
America is full of beauty on the roads and off. I am video and photo blogging these great places. They are in your back yard, take a look join in, share a road a hike or anything you can that is local to you, enjoyable and fun.
Let others enjoy your adventures and possibly even drive or hike your places for themselves.

I am sure you are enjoying our photos.  Enjoying is one thing, however we have great expectations on what we want to do.  I am thinking after all these years as a tech and Network Admin, it is time to do a Documentary.  I am looking forward to doing work with all animals and scenery located in the Helen Buckner Preserver.  I will be talking to the nature conservancy as well as anyone I can find that has been involved with them.  I will be working closely with as many professionals as possible.  I would like to catalog, film and photograph as much of the wild life in the preserver especially Reptiles, Amphibians and Falconry.  If you are interested in any of this please purchase something, to help me buy a lens, tripod, or any other device that may help me technologically share this data and story with you.  This will be an ongoing project, and any help you can provide is much appreciated.  If you would like an interview or to participate in this documentary please contact Rick at or 518-858-1452.  I am also interested in any Sasquatch or Bigfoot sitings or any mythical animals in the area.

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  • Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19:22:14 -0400

    My 1969 Beetle - Rick Armitage
    My 1969 Beetle - Rick Armitage:

    Facebook asks what’s on your mind? Well thats a easy one to answer, I have a 69 Beetle that I can’t drive because of all of the problems with the engine and now carburetor. I have had this “drivable” car for since June, and have been able to drive it 5 times. Not because of weather not because of worry about the paint or anything like that. It plain and simply has been in the shop continuously. I have had the engine rebuilt, a new fuel pump (electric). I now have a carburetor that has one barrel that does nothing, and the other that just dumps fuel like a faucet into the intake. Needless to say it smokes and runs like crap because of the carburetor. The engine needed to be rebuilt because of the split seal of the flat 4. However after taking it apart the realization that there were very few gaskets, just sealant really torqued me. The backfiring hmm, the carburetor. The timing was done perfectly. All of the work my Mechanic and I did is fine but the car is now costing me almost what it’s worth. I would love to just get in and drive it to work a couple times a week, and take my son and wife out for some cruises but no, it’s in the shop more than it’s out. I’ve driven standard all my life and driven big rigs, and I know that I am not requiring the car to do more than it should be capable of. I am adding some pictures of my beautiful driveway ornament!

  • Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:42:57 -0400

    The seal between the 2 halves if the engine needs to be sealed,...

    The seal between the 2 halves if the engine needs to be sealed, leak is bad. Ordered the gasket kit for the entire engine and a new exhaust while the engine is out. Better to replace it all while its out. Be like a new engine when I get it back!

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