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Moments…

“Life is available only in the present moment. If you abandon the present moment you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply.” –Thich Nhat Hanh Moments. Sometimes a blur, hardly observed. Other times, a distinct event to be … Continue reading

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Obligations…

We’re running with the shadows of the night So baby take my hand, it’ll be all right Surrender all your dreams to me tonight They’ll come true in the end…* Moving rapidly through the deep Texas night, navigating the wife’s … Continue reading

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Side effects…

10/11/17: I don’t think I can get ’em to cut it down another FIFTEEN inches… Continue reading

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Little things add up…

Stitch, the second Valkyrie, (so named HERE) came to me with some issues. All were minor…this machine has (for a Valkyrie) very few miles on it, but little things add up. In this case, she had several “signs” of previous … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name?

Those of you that have been reading along for a while may recall my propensity for naming my machines…my belief…or suspicion at least…that as they are designed, maintained, and fitted to be an extension of our will…a manifestation of our … Continue reading

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Attitudes….

“You can’t be here…” says the pimply-faced kid disguised as a store clerk. I was sitting cross-legged on the burning-hot concrete in one of “his” parking places, digging chunks of brown glass out of the tires on my machine with … Continue reading

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One too many adventures…

One too many mis-adventures for The Dragon I guess… These are a pair of rather hefty steel kickstand brackets…a broken one and the replacement… Out of all the things I’ve smacked, worn out, bent, etc on that bike…this thing is … Continue reading

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Instincts…

Instincts. We have ’em…in spades. Problem is we’re taught from birth to ignore them…those “feelings” and warnings dismissed as primitive and unsuitable in civilized society. We also seem to have recently acquired a good dose of “entitlement”…we SHOULD be safe…anytime … Continue reading

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I wonder…

I wonder if they think about me…later…the ones that almost kill me… They run me out of my lane or pull out in front of me without looking. Some run up on my tail at speeds that make it impossible … Continue reading

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Weary…

A balmy Texas fall morning…one of those that stirs the soul…and summons the demons…the predawn light and racing clouds adding an atmosphere of adventure…or perhaps menace…depending on my interpretation of it. It’s difficult…this morning….that my perception won’t settle for one … Continue reading

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