Tarmac ribbons criss-crossing the landscape, dusty back roads twisting between the cool shadows of ancient pines, and less traveled pathways connecting present to past, all I wander, seeking, seeing, with my keyboard and camera capturing scenes and stories to share with you.

Now in its seventh year, this venue has become an important part of my life, a place where I can express my thoughts and feelings about the things I see and do, hoping the process brings me a bit closer to friends and family who enjoy sharing my sometimes chaotic and often nonlinear observations and ideas. A journal, I suppose, but one with which I find pleasure in thinking others are alongside me on my journey.

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October 6, 2012

MOTORCYLE HALL OF FAME


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... today jon and i made a visit to the motorcycle hall of fame ... neat, tidy, well worth the $10 admission fee ... i wonder, in the late 1800s was this some forty-something man's "mid-life crisis" toy, or, perhaps, speeding by horses and carriages, was it a victorian "crotch rocket" ...


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... "15 gallons coast to coast" ... one of my favorites ...

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... this has to be one of the most absolutely beat machines i've ever seen ... reading how after he lost his legs dave barr rode this heap over routes such as point barrow, alaska to the freezing tip of south america, or all the way across europe and asia to the pacific ocean during the winter, i marveled at how it is a machine can serve as mechanism to demonstrate inspired perseverance ... after seeing this bike i've the thought i might like to reread charles lindberg's "we"...

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... my favorite, simply because it's the one i would most like to ride ...