Category: Other

  • New (to us) Goldwing gl1800

    New (to us) Goldwing gl1800

    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…

  • Total Eclipse

    Total Eclipse

    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…

  • Timelapse Photography

    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…

  • Weather Station

    Weather Station

    I recently upgraded my weather station – new hardware and new software – check it out…

  • Coast Motorcycle Trip 2011

    Coast Motorcycle Trip 2011

    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.

  • Having fun with video editing

    Having fun with video editing

    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…

  • Tommy Lasorda talks about Kirk Gibson

    Tommy Lasorda talks about Kirk Gibson

    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…

  • Rocky is Attacked!

    Rocky is Attacked!

    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. httpv://

  • My Iron Butt Association Rides

      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…

  • Geocaching

    We occasionally do some Geocaching on our motorcycle rides. Here’s some pictures from my Picasa 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…