Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The ride home was probably the most fun, peaceful and relaxing time of my life.
View Day 3 in a larger map
And at this point, my T-mobile charger quit working... :( No more Pandora, or maps. But I have to say the ride through Arkansas was fantastic!
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Our ride through the bayou was so pretty. It was time to eat after all of the sun and sights. The smell of brackish and salt water was everywhere.
View Day 2 Ride To Lafayette Through The Bayou in a larger map
After dinner we had fun pitting the local cheap motels against each other for rates. We got some good deals.
I ate a power bar so... I'm having coffee.
Met the local PD: Kelly Scudgins Bruzeau a Deputy Sheriff at Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. She was most helpful in finding a scenic route out of New Orleans. From here on out we rode and visited some amazing countryside.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
We had ridden some long but beautiful highways. Moving with traffic, we'd made good time traveling. The temperature ranged about 30 degrees Fahrenheit from morning to mid-day and back to night. So it was coat, sweatshirt, t-shirt, sweatshirt, coat...
Third stop or so. Chris's Honda Shadow Aero goes about 100 miles before needing more fuel.
Jim Newman's location@5:00pm,9/6 Jackson, MS, Jackson, MS http://m.google.com/u/m/wnHQUN
Monday, September 5, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Thought I'd share this little trick for deep plugs and hemispherical heads. Can't remember which old dog taught me this but if you take an old fuel line you can thread the plugs without fear of dropping the plug or cross-threading. The hose gives just enough resistance to feel it go right.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Seriously... I am having focus issues. Big weekend coming. 6 projects unfinished and waiting for me, my work Mac is having issues, my 3D video intro is rendering strangely (perhaps I'm just a control freak) and I'm tired.
I hope I get the chance to ignore some of the things I worry about on this trip. I hope it stays simple. Just wind, exhaust and me. That's all I hope for. I totally need some me time. Just me with no thoughts. Sorta like wiping the gunk of the table. You know it'll be waiting later for you to pick up, but for now its on the floor and out of sight...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Well it looks like launch is set for the crack of dawn on Tuesday. 6am... oy. I haven't seen that since the last time I stayed up all night.
The rest of our troop is leaving Monday and heading for Memphis. They will stay the night and hopefully me and Chris can catch them by 10am Tuesday. I am thinking they'll have a couple hangovers to nurse. We will see...
Got my Self-inflating Alps sleeping pad and a nice 45 degree sleeping bag today. Some comfort may be found while on the road. Oh and a 10 foot usb cord so I can still charge my phone from inside the tent by connecting to the usb port on Black Thunder.
I've already replaced the clutch (seems I have the ability to destroy them easily, I blame my childish nature) and I will be giving Black Thunder a tune up and oil change shortly. I'm chomping at the bit to go. I can hardly wait. I'm excited that my 15 year old son has become interested in motorcycling and how this all works. I'd love for him to come along too when he's able to. If all my kids had a bike, we'd have a gang for sure!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Launch occurs sometime on August 6th. So if you want any of my electronics or need a spare child or dog, please don't visit until Aug 7th.
First: My list of things I think I will need.
Bike list of items:
Headphones (2 pair)
Ear Plugs (possibly)
Aux Power Supply
Change for Tolls
Sun Screen (like I’ll remember to use it)
Razor and extra blade
Sweat Shirt / Hoodie
Trail Mix / Nuts
Tuna or something like that in a can?
Clips and Rubber Bands
Lighter and Matches
Full Face Helmet
Spare Cell Phone
Later will be the list of actuals along with a list of forgotten items.