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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September 7, 2013

IF IT'S FOUR IN A ROW, M'BE IT'S FIXED

... back from two different garages, john snapped a picture as i tried for a fourth-in-a-row successful start ...


... by the end of the day i was up to six ... tomorrow'll be the test, after it's been sitting all night in cool damp air ... i'm not holding my fingers, of course ... i still think it's the neutral safety switch that's the cause of the intermittent starting problem ... if it keeps happening i'm going to ground the clutch switch ... if that "fixes" it then as far as i can read a schematic diagram that'll be proof it's the neutral switch (sigh ... what i've been saying since the very first day) ... i guess i shouldn't complain since the dealer's not charging, and, in any case, despite the slight inconvenience i've already managed to enjoying riding it 8,000 miles this summer ...


... 9.12.13 note:  cool damp mornings, still acting up ...


WIRE BRIDGE MEMORY


... photo courtesy of alison and her iphone, here's bella and me enjoying our favorite spot on the beach beneath the wire bridge ...

HONDA 250, PRE-REFIT

... my friend, roger, who is "one of those iron-butt guys," has decided he's going to turn his honda 250cc motocross motorcycle into a machine for cruising in-state along minor highways and undeveloped roads ... today i shot the "before" pictures for him ... his plans are to add a larger gas tank, install a more comfortable seat, attach side and top racks for tail bags, add heated handgrips, add a windscreen and change the lighting to l.e.d. bulbs ... he did almost three-hundred miles this afternoon, his comment being, "ouch, i need to put on the new seat before i get too serious" ...


... i snapped a shot of him as was motoring away ...