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.

Another, How am I doing in learning how to ride again, and other stuff....

Well, rode about 45 miles today. Yep, out there in the heavy traffic. I’m getting a little more comfortable getting closer to the cars in front of me. Well, maybe three/four car lengths. I am no longer saying, Dang…when I actually have to stop. You know, the light changes and I have to use the brakes.
Went out for a late ride. Thought I had found a Duncan Donut that was open 24 hours. Well, got there at 10:30PM and found out they close at 11:00PM, though the drive through is open 24 hours. Hmmm. As I ride fairly regularly late at night a 24 hour place would be good to find, though I have a McDonalds just down the street that is open 24 hours. Oh, well.
My Ortlieb bags got here today. I think they will work well. Dang, they have a million straps and I have to screw the plastic stiffeners to the bags. A job for tomorrow.
Well, I picked-up my plates today. Then went to Barnes & Noble for a coffee (hey, it was hot outside). Anyway, I’m fumbling around in my tank bag…and, guess what? Yep, found my “lost” wallet. It was in one of the compartments in the top that has several compartments. Dang, got my hundred dollar bill back. And, my driver’s license. And, my long distance telephone card.
I just wrote the DMV today and asked them to send me a license. Told then I’d send them a check. Hmmm…. Not sure if they do things like that.
Well, I fell off the wagon, if you will. Yep, I swore off CNN, MSNBC, and several other websites. Haven’t looked at them in, well…maybe three months. Anyway, today took a peek. May write more later.
Also, yes, ordered a vanity or personal plate today. Yep, will wait until it arrives and I’ll post a snap. Yes, I’m sure you folks, if anyone is reading this, well…you guys are on the edges of your seats.
And, so it goes.

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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.