Nah, dude, don't listen to the nay sayers. Kansas City is a short hop away. There are some good Kawi dealers in the area. If you're into outdoors, it's heaven. There are track days in Kansas City, but you'll have to look that up. As always, you'll have to get signed off by your riding mentor. There's a Green Knights club on Whiteman with monthly meetings and several rides, along with some Patriot Guard opportunities.
I just moved from Warrensburg last summer due to job changes. Loved it there and the job going away was the only reason I left. Check out the lakes. Stockton is spectacular. There is some great riding around the lakes and the Ozarks.
PM me if you like and we can talk. Does that say Chaplain on your bike?