Friday, March 25, 2005

Great Bikes, Great Deals  Not trying to be too commercial, but if you're looking into buying a motorcycle, check out the bikes at Speakers Cycles in Ohio.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

The Long and Winding Road  I picked up my new Breva on Saturday. What a great ride!

I flew to Cleveland Friday night, had a few drinks with Bob & Mouser, then slept at Bob's house (after late-night political discussions). In the morning we had coffee while listening to Phil Ochs ("I Ain't Marching Anymore"!". We then drove down to Steubenville on Saturday.

After Jason Speakers got a few things sorted out on it, I took her for a short test ride. Bob & Jason went with me, Bob on the demo Breva and Jason on the Le Mans. All was well. Also joining me was John from western PA, who just wanted to see the bike & ride with me for a little while.

I beat the rain, making it to Winchester on Saturday night. the Travelodge was quite accomodating, allowing me to park under the registration canopy.

Saturday I went south on 522, then picked up the Skyline Drive for awhile. Figured that some lower-speed driving would be good for the breakin period. Gotta tell you, though, it's a bit tough to keep to the 35-mph speed limit on the Drive. weird, huh? Ya pay $5.00 and can go only 35, while on the Blue Ridge Parkway you pay nothing and can go 45! Oh well, it was fun.

Then it was east on US 211 at Thornton Gap--a nice road that I had the pleasure of riding with Messrs. Hagan & Farley last season. The Breva liked it a lot! After stopping in Sperryville for a cuppa joe (!), I went south on State Route 231--a great Virginia Byway, so named because of its scenicness. Virginia has an excellent system of designating beautiful roads as such--makes it easy for us Guzzistas.

Finally, I hit 33 to get me back to US 522 south. I took it all the way through Gum Springs and into Goochland, where I headed east on SR 6--a most excellent route back to Richmond.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

No Longer a Cool Kid  It's think you're one of the In Crowd, your self-esteem vaunts itself because you e-mail and blog-post with some of the folks you've met at summits and seminars, you feel democratic and involved as if your opinions and thoughts and logic are actually taken seriously...then you get pushed onto the virtual couch with the retards, a la Animal House...

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Humanest of the HCIers is Gone  Jef Raskin, creator of the Macintosh project, is gone.