Sunday, January 14, 2018

Just Sunsets ... and less Facebook

So here we are, a couple of weeks into 2018.

Not much riding here for me, just working and sunset watching mostly.  The weather has been really warm here in Colorado while most of the east coast froze their collective "fourth point of contact" off.

We've replaced Thing Two's stolen car with a newer car and he's formally joined the ranks of the indebted by being a joint applicant on the car loan involved.  He now drives a 2014 Ford Focus, pretty nice I must say, and hopefully very reliable.

Oh, and a belated New Year's resolution.  Reduce Facebook time, drastically.  I've let it become a big "time suck" and that has to stop.  I think the first step is removing it from my phone.   More riding and garage time, less time staring at a screen when it doesn't involve work!

Here's a series of sunset pics, more diverse riding pics are planned for but for now it's all I've got. 

 January 5

January 6

 Denver, the cesspool with its brown cloud
January 8

January 12

 January 13

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Miles and Ken's first sidecar lesson plus a sunset with Brigitta

We took both my Ural Sidecar Rigs out to the nearby high school parking lot; empty since they're on Winter Break.

It was Miles (my youngest son) and Ken P. a fellow Rounder Rider practicing riding the sidecars and learning to lift the chair on purpose.

Not many pics or much video taken, was busy relaying instructions to Miles via the Sena Bluetooth Intercoms and ensuring Ken and Daimler (his German Sheperd and a natural at being the monkey) were doing good as well.

Thing 2, driving a rig for the first time.

Fellow Yearroundrider Ken P and his monkey: Daimler

Daimler looks pretty relaxed for his first sidecar ride!

Later on, I rode Brigitta to the usual sunset picturing spot and got some decent shots of her in the light of a pretty good sunset.

A very short video of both riders.  I should have shot more but was concentrating on making sure they got comfortable "flying the chair" on purpose and not.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year!

Another year has come and gone, several trips, many changes, a year older though I wonder about the wiser part.   :)

Here's hoping 2018 is a great year for you and yours!  Thanks for sticking with the blog and my meanderings.

Total mileage ridden in 2017: 10,272 miles broken down by motorcycle:

Scarlett:  Ending odometer reading 51,607.  9938 Km or 5962 Miles

Brigitta ('87 BMW R80): Ending Odometer 99,714.  1298 Miles (Still Pitiful)

Fiona: Ending odometer: 4674 (odometer replaced at 19777), 5021 km or 3012 miles.

RV Stats:

We went glamping with Umarang, the URRV, for 72 days.  She took us Utah, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona and several spots around the great state of Colorado.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Here's hoping you and yours have a Great and Merry Christmas!

and from Christmases past....