Monthly Archives: April 2020

Building Stamina

I went for another ride today. Just an “out of the blue” ride, but one with a definite destination or route. All totaled it was about 100 miles. And I rode past two of the helicopters I talked about documenting … Continue reading

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Riding with a Mission: Always be Aware

Today I rode with a purpose. I am rider #828 on the Tour of Honor website. Since the Governor opened up Georgia (as if it was really “closed” to begin with), I decided to go document some helicopter displays that … Continue reading

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Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck

I know that John Steinbeck is a great author, he wrote classic novels. I have only read one, The Grapes of Wrath. I have thought about reading some of his others, specifically Of Mice and Men, but I have never … Continue reading

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Trust the Basics: Another Round of Firsts

Slick or slippery surfaces (gravel, sand, and debris in the road), wild life (and dogs), and brake lockups are topics that were addressed during the Rider Academy, but these items were not demonstrated for obvious reasons. Today’s ride introduced or … Continue reading

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COVID19 Ride

I can’t take it anymore! I need to get out! I sold the Harley a few weeks ago, and now we are down to two bikes. The Spyder for my bride and the BMW GS for me. We cleaned up … Continue reading

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What’s on the needles? And HOW much yarn do you really need?

Well, I have three real projects on my needles, one educational one, and a few planned projects. But these need to get finished. I have been looking at FB posts and seeing what other knitters have managed to finished during … Continue reading

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Changing Tastes…2020 Update

The last couple of years before retirement, I noticed that I backed off on wearing makeup and using perfume. When retirement hit, the only times I put on war paint and sprayed on scent were Sunday mornings or going out … Continue reading

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My TBR piles, bags, boxes….

Between library used bookstores and Thriftbooks, I have amassed an even larger collection of reading material. If I don’t hurry up, I will get even more behinder (it’s not a real word, but it sounds about right) in my reading. … Continue reading

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On the Road – Jack Kerouac

I started reading Neil Peart’s Ghost Rider right after I retired. It help me get out of a “funk.” I read several of his later books and got motivated to ride with a purpose, seeing America! This led me to … Continue reading

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The ROLL Method: Ride, Observe, Learn, and Live

Saturday’s ride was all about observations I learned to help me (and any rider) live. The ride was also the farthest solo to date – 130 miles. I know I have to keep my head in the “game” to be … Continue reading

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