Thursday, August 26, 2010

Another Long Day, another Sunset Ride

Today I was awakened at 03:12 AM by a voice from Sungard's India operations center saying network stuff was down and could I help.  Again, they'd failed to raise the primary oncall engineer and so it was my "chance to excel" as my Army mentors used to say to me when handing out especially nasty missions.

Suffice to say I ended up on the phone and online for the next 12 hours or so, dealing with the non-critical crisis and my regular work.  Still, got a lot done and learned a bit more about troubleshooting Sungard's complex network infrastructure.

I caught my third wind in the late afternoon and after dinner and some mindless droning in front of the TV, went out for a ride to see if I could catch the moon rise.

Low clouds to the east and south precluded even a glimpse of the moon but I managed to situate Brigitta, my '87 R80 Airhead Beemer in a nice spot to shoot what turned out to be a pretty nice sunset.




Hope you like these as much as you liked the ones of Natasha, my Ural Sidecar Rig from three days ago.  I motored about for a while longer after the sun sank from view, the temperature was in the mid-80s but not muggy so it was not uncomfortable riding.  Soon enough though, my headlight's beam of light shone my way back to my home neighborhood and the garage.

Going to hit the rack early tonight, you just know they're going to call me again.....

4 comments:

bobskoot said...

Charlie6:

It's nice to feel loved & wanted

bob
bobskoot: wet coast scootin

Canajun said...

Well the silver lining is you're getting some great photos!

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Charlie6 (Dom):

The sun never sets on a BMW.

Fondest regards,
Jack • reep • Toad
Twisted Roads

Chris Luhman said...

Yuck. Been there. I'm glad my current position does not include oncall.