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Alaska/Canada Trip--2006
Two "Adventure" Bikes

Ride boldly, Lad,  fear not the spills! (From "The Man From Snowy River," by Banjo Paterson) 
 
I'm not the man I used to think I was. (RBW)
 
"Cast a cold eye
On life, on death.
Horseman, pass by!"
(William Butler Yeats)

For a looong discussion on motorcyling in general and Adventure riding in particular, see the archives (or scroll down) for the first post on September 28, 2006.
It gives some opinions and ideas, along with a bit of philosophy; one (old) man's view of the world of 2 wheels.

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New Scooter---2014 R1200RT
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Cap'n Ron in the Straits of Georgia
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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Some Hiatus!

That was some dry spell! Where have I been for the last seven weeks?

Here is the short of it: I returned from the Texas HSTA Rally on April 10th, having ridden from Kerrville in one day (968 ODO miles). On the 13th, I rode to the Los Angeles area, as I had enrolled in a series of sailing courses with a sailing school in Marina Del Rey.

To keep this short, as a first entry, I took the first day of a basic keel boat course, and in the evening, sat through the first evening of a navigation course. I left at a little after 2100 to return to my hotel, which was the BOQ at Fort McArthur, in San Pedro, about 25 miles south on the 405. As I left the Marina, at Admiralty Way and Bali, I got the green light and took off into the intersection only to collide with a car making a left turn into my path. I broke my left (dominant) wrist, and totaled my K1200LT Beemer. Other than that, no damage (ego not included).

This threw my sailing and other endeavors into the dumper for the nonce, hence I have not been able to either ride, sail, type, or write until now. As of now, writing and typing are returning. I had surgery on the wrist on April 7, and am now in physical therapy three times a week for six weeks. The wrist is quite stiff, and feels most of the time like a wooden club, as do three of my fingers. It may be awhile until I am back to some semblance of "normal."

Since my typing is returning, I will try to keep this blog more current and go into more detail about the seven weeks silence, but that's it for now.

2:41 pm mdt 


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For future use

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Our New Best Friend, TRES

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My Hero, Uncle Pete, two days short of his 90th birthday.

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Meet Mort--- Mortem "mors me cum equitat"
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The view from 50 feet up the mast
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The Old Guy At The Helm Of "OH MISS"
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Adventure Bound
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The Old Guy, Back Home Unscathed
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2005 BMW K1200LT, long gone to bike heaven
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"Der Klunkenschiffter" at age 4, 102,000 miles