Saturday, April 24, 2010

No New Posts...

...In quite a while. Yeah, I've been busy, lazy, absorbed, and uncaring. A lot has changed, more has stayed the same.

I'm going to try to get back to posting stuff soon (ish).

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mudhoney and Texas

Stolen from

OK, so back in the late '80s and early '90s, when I had my first two bikes ('84 Softail and '80 XLH), I was SUPER into Mudhoney. This video brought back a lot of memories, even though I was stuck in LA. (Still am. Dammit.) Thanks, BlackSix31.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Not So Exciting...

So yesterday was pretty cool. Actually, the whole weekend was pretty cool. Today, we had stuff to do at work, and I'll have more to do tomorrow. Caught me totally off guard. This is pretty cool. Time friggin' FLIES when I'm busy. Tuesday is actually my Wednesday anyway, so I'm almost done with my work week, anyway.

Just now I took a quick ride to the bank to deposit my paycheck, and then to the 7-11 to buy cigarettes. My bike JUST clicked over to 19,000 miles. It had 16,012 when I bought it. Stoked!!! Minor troubles: it's smoking a bit. Could be the oil that I used before the Primer Nationals, or it could the valve seals. Not sure which. Also, the clutch is squeaking a bit when I let off the throttle. I'll try adjusting the clutch, and if that doesn't work, I guess I'll get new clutch plates.

Minor update, 8:59 PM: After doing a little research, it's probably not my clutch. It looks (sounds) like it's the final drive belt. Could have loosened up over the past 3000 or so miles. The manual says that it should be adjusted every 2500 miles. It's due...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Filthy Lucre

No real idea how much I rode today, but I know that I have almost 700 miles more on my bike since I wrote last.

Today I met up with Dan and Dave at Dan's shop in Ventura. We booked up into Santa Paula, and then through Ojai before heading back into Ventura. We got back into Camarillo where I gassed up and Dan went home, and then Dave and I split for PCH. Dave rode as far as Mulholland Drive, and split for home. I Continued down PCH toward Santa Monica, and stopped at a turnout to have a couple of cigarettes.

Once I got into Malibu, traffic was pretty backed up. I white lined until I found the problem. The cops had PCH blocked off South of Kana Dume road. I rode up Kanan Dume about 150 feet or so, and pulled over for about a half hour to wait for traffic to die down.

It didn't really die down much, but I was getting kind of restless. I took off up Kanan Dume, and hit even MORE traffic for about the last 5 miles before the 101 freeway. I white lined after a couple of other folks on bikes passed me up.

Got on the 101, and it was totally smooth sailing the rest of the ride, to the tune of 65-85 all the way home.

The one drag about today was that I couldn't keep my mind off the fact that tomorrow I have to go back to work. Generally, I love my job, but it's been really slow lately. Nothing worse that trying to look busy when I don't have anything to do...

Anyway, overall, it was a great day!! I have rediscovered an old passion, and can't wait to put more miles on...

For what it's worth, the title of this 'blog entry doesn't really have much to do with the post itself. Just sounded good at the time.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Just restless lately. I know why. So all I've been doing is riding. Damn near 2300 miles so far...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Lately and Onward

Primer Nationals this weekend.

I've been riding my bike even more since I got my proper license. At night, on the freeway, everywhere. It's been bliss. damn near 1500 miles since I bought it. That was in July. Even more miles to come...