I've started many projects and finished few. My goals for this new venture, or possibly adventure, are few and modest at this time. I recently purchased a Honda CBR250R and I'll try to chronicle what happens as I try to relearn motorcycle riding skills after having not ridden regularly since about 1970. I hope to do a modest amount of traveling or touring, with my first venture planned for the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. I invite you to follow along if you're so inclined.
Also, I'm going to be posting rants, if you will, about religion, politics, so-called complimentary and alternative medicine in addition to anything else that comes along that I find interesting. Please excuse how the format of this blog/website. Though I have many blogs, I'm a neophyte at best in how to properly design them.

Snap of the Blue Ridge Parkway or the Skyline Drive (Virginia), OK, I fess-up, taken on a trip with my Miata.


For the past seven or eight years I’ve spent far-too-much time reading about, researching, and studying so-called complimentary, alternative, and the latest, integrative medicine (it almost pains me to put the word medicine after this stuff).
I joined the CBR250 forum a couple of weeks ago. I realize that on any forum, you have to use a little common sense as you sort through the information.
So, I almost couldn’t believe it when there was a  lengthy post which in essence was saying, if you get cancer don’t go to an oncologist, don’t vaccinate your kids, the pharmaceutical companies are out to get you, and so on (Posted on a motorcycle forum, for cryin' out loud.). Yes, this person not only sipped the Kool-Aid, he plunged into a pool of it. To add to it, there were links to Natural News, a place way high up in the chain of bogus information and quack ideas. So, what to do? I’ll spare you the machinations, if you will, that I went through.
I wrote the moderator and thankfully he promptly moved the post to the Off Topic section and pulled the links.
I won’t waste more time on this one….
PS. This photo…well, makes me look sort of demented. Oh, well.

1 comment:

  1. Great picture, George.... And only a short rant. I admire your restraint.



Outside the dealership....

Outside the dealership....
Yes, taking delivery of my new bike, May 17, 2012. The Marsee tank bag fits nicely. It's the strap-on type and you can get to the gas filler by unsnapping two of the straps. It is not in the way; however, it does expand upwards. My rainsuit is strapped to the seat.

OK, I promise to keep snaps of me to a minimum.

OK, I promise to keep snaps of me to a minimum.
Yeah, I know. I look pretty old. Actually, I'm only 25, the years have been tough and they've taken their toll.

Ortlieb Large Dry Bag (Rack-Pack)

Ortlieb Large Dry Bag (Rack-Pack)

I was on the verge of placing an order with Aerostich for Ortlieb saddlebags and decided to see how this bag would work. It’s the large Ortlieb dry bag. It cavernous and holds a whopping 2990 cubic inches. And, no it’s not filled to capacity, I just stuffed it with some clothes. The bungees I happened to have, though if I decide to use this as shown, I’m going to order six ROC straps. The only things that I can think of that I’ll be packing that are damageable or breakable are my netbook and two small cameras. The cameras I can put in the tank bag and the netbook I can wrap in clothes. I know one thing, if I do decide to use this bag I’m going to have to do some stretching exercises, as I will surely not be able to throw my leg over this. Yes, definitely a step-through situation.