So, here's some rambling thoughts and random pics I've taken since my last posting:
Where my mind is in relation to my job:
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.”
John Pierpont Morgan
In the context of late night/early morning changes to the network, I'm really tiring of that part of my work.
Always On, Zero Impact and Zero Defects.....nice buzzwords, but reality is quite different. Result: Toxic Work Environment.
"The beatings will continue until morale improves"
We made the national news, large wildfires in the tinder dry areas about 20 miles west of the Denver Metro Area. Day one, the smoke cloud was so large and thick, it turned the sun "blood red". Kind of cool in a apocalyptic kind of way....
Martha's Bimmer is in the shop for "klunking noises". So the "girls" get to hang out with Stewie for a few days.
I finally rode enough miles to get Valencia through her "engine break-in period" as recommended in the owner's manual. Per anecdotal evidence from fellow Uralisti though, things won't "open up" with her engine till somewhere between the 2500-10,000 Km mark.
Another 1000Km and it'll be oil change time again.
I am happy to report all is well with Valencia so far, some minor oil seepage in a couple of spots on the engine, but nothing major or unexpected.
Some of you might remember I sometimes ride with a fellow who owns a spectacular BMW 1200GS Sidecar Rig. Well, he's come over to the dark side of motorcycling and bought himself a 2012 Ural Gear-UP in the Gobi colors....I think it's very cool and look forward to our next ride together: