When we put away the motorcycle riding in about 1980 to raise our family we always planned to return after the kids were raised (AK – after kids). We had always assumed that we would return with a Goldwing. When the time came to purchase another bike and return to riding (in 1999) after looking [...]
On May 20, 2012 Northern California was treated to a rare chance to see a total solar eclipse. We live in the forest, surrounded by tall trees, so we invited ourselves to our neighbor’s house. They live on the edge of Rock Creek Canyon and have a wonderful view to the West. *Click the itty bitty [...]
I recently purchased an Agasio outdoor camera for the purpose of providing a weather cam for my weather station. One of the side benefits of this camera is the ability to gather the uploaded jpg snapshots into a timelapse video. I am using Blue Iris 3 software to capture the snapshots and SebecTec software to combine the snapshots into [...]
I recently upgraded my weather station – new hardware and new software – check it out…
At the end of April we took a motorcycle ride to the coast. We spent 2 nights at Shelter Cove and one night at Fort Bragg before riding home via Albion, Lords Land, Clear Lake.
I’ve recently acquired several video clips on my computer that I wished to share with others via YouTube. I have a GoPro Hero HD video camera that comes in a nice waterproof enclosure and can be mounted on the motorcycle to capture on video some of our motorcycle rides. I also acquired an Olympus E-PL1 camera that [...]
We live in Cohasset, CA which is situated in the foothills of the Sierras about 20 miles NE of Chico. We have lots of wildlife but since they are mostly nocturnal we don’t see them very often. We see the results of some – namely Bears which can become quite a nuisance. We also have [...]
There was a post on Advrider Forum a few years ago that I really enjoyed. We like to think that we are rough anf tough adventure riders with our GS’s, V-Stroms, Drz’s, KTM’s and other modern light (well, mostly light) that are specifically designed for offroad travel. Well, we don’t hold a candle to these [...]
Our son Ben sent me some pictures of his activities – he belongs to a minibike stunt team called the 5150′s , they do some amazing things on those little (slightly modified) Honda 50′s.
Even if you’re not a Dodger fan (ya must be crazy if you aren’t) ya hafta appreciate the famous 1988 World Series winning home run by Kirk Gibson. Here it is in Tommy Lasorda’s words, a must read for any baseball fan. Here’s a video of the big moment with commentary by players and managers [...]
At the end of April, Norb, Randy, Stella and I took a ride to the central coast of California. We left on Thursday, the 30th of April with a goal to make it to Pismo Beach on Friday to meet with Stella’s Cousin Richard and his girlfriend Nancy. After meeting with Richard and Nancy, we [...]
We planned a ride to Death Valley last year in April but a storm came up so we changed our destination to Northern Nevada and Northeastern California. This year we planned a trip to Death Valley on the same weekend as last year and the weather cooperated. There were 5 of us planning to [...]
Posted Thu, 11/12/2009 – 21:27 Our Daughter Becky was visiting from North Dakota and she brought her ferocious Dobernman (of the miniature variety), Swayze. Rocky didn’t know what to think of the killer beast and this little video was the result.
I’ve done 3 IBA (IronButt Association) rides. I post the trip reports here in case anyone is contemplating giving one of them a try they might get a few hints – I also post them to do a little bragging! Lots of tips and information about the IBA here My SS1000 (Snow Sled 1000 [...]
We recently lost our longtime companion and friend, Spartacus. Sparty was a Black Lab that we had to put to sleep after 12 years of pure joy. He was a companion for our kids and after they left home he was a friend and companion for us. *Click on the itty bitty pictures to see [...]
Tim, Norb, Dave and I went for a fun little dualsport ride to Bloomer Mountain. Bloomer is a CalFire lookout with a commanding view of the Northern Sacramento Valley. From there we followed EncinaGrande Road down to Oroville Lake. Oroville lake level is way down and we discovered the remains of an old town called [...]
We’ve been wanting to buy a Digital Single Lens Reflex camera since they were first introduced but the prices were WAY too high to even consider. We started looking around recently and discovered that like everything else electronic the prices have dropped to managable levels in the entry level DSLR’s. We curretly have a Canon [...]
I have enjoyed Jay Leno’s humor for years – he has a way of making you laugh without being offensive. The other side of Leno is where I’ve been particularly interested and that’s his hobby of collectiing antique and interesting motorcycles and cars. While there are numerous Hollywood and sports stars that collect cars and [...]
Some great vintage photos from the collection of Jerry Hatfield, author of The Rollie Free Story. These photos will change each month, but the author has a photo collection numbering in the thousands so he should never run out and have to repeat. www.rolliefreebook.com/fun.htm
It started snowing on Valentine’s Day – when it was finished on the 17th we had about 3 feet of snow. It caused lots of problems for us but we will survive. The big casualty at our place was the shelter in which I sometimes park the motorcycles. It had my V-Strom and Stella’s Yamaha [...]
A really good article about riding a motorcycle in a quick fashion while being safe! First published in Motorcyclist Magazine in 1991 but is still relevant.
By the way, if you like the Dodgers ya godda love Tommy Lasorda’s Blog – Give it a try here.
We occasionally do some Geocaching on our motorcycle rides. Here’s a link to a slide show from my Smugmug account of a Geocache that we found in the hills behind Paskenta. We had gone on an impromptu ride after Church and Stella was wearing her high-heel shoes. She climbed with the rest of us to [...]