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Ups and Downs

The last couple of weeks since my last entry have been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster all things considered. I’ve had good days at work and bad days. I’m starting to see light at the end of the tunnel as regards some of my major projects, and I’m looking forward to some other projects that are coming down the pike that I really like the look of. Should be

What’s been Happening?

This is starting to become a weekly thing, isn’t it? Well, almost weekly. It’s at least updated when I have something to say! This week I don’t have much to update on, just some rambling to let people know that I’m still alive. So what’s been happening this week? Well, not much truth be told. As an update to one of my earlier postings, I am going home again. Yep,

Hot Stuff!

First things first; for those who’ve asked to know what I look like, here’s a picture I shot with my MPX220 on Sunday 6/12/05. As you can see (if you check my articles page) I’m wearing my AGV Aeromesh jacket and sitting on my bike. I’m also wearing my Axio Tekno backpack. Slight case of helmet hair and one of my two Motorola HS810 Bluetooth headsets attached to my ear.

Feeling Funky

It’s been a strange week since I last updated. First the news updates on the bike. Got my new air filter in the mail last Thursday and replaced it. Bike works great now, no problems from a mechanical perspective. Also bought an AGV Aeromesh riding jacket for summer riding, an AGV Rain Suit so I can ride in the rain without getting completely drenched, a Clymer’s maintenance manual for the

Revenge of the Sith

OK, here’s my quick and dirty review of Revenge of the Sith, the third and final (?) installment of Star Wars. So, to start with a small amount of background. I’m 32 now, which means that I’m old enough to remember seeing Star Wars first run at the movie theater with my dad. It was at the Brighton Odeon in Sussex, England, and I remember the day being wet and

Stress is good for you

Ungh… long day. Basically, work has been a drag… lots of outage stuff to deal with today… so I figured I’d run out and grab myself a nice peaceful lunch at Red Robin in Chesterfield Valley. So anyway, riding down there the bike started to surge a little at 55 mph… so I held back at 55 thinking maybe I had water in the gas. Stopped off at a gas

Riding into the sunset sucks

It’s been a romantic image of movies for a hundred years. The hero, fresh from rescuing the damsel in distress / princess / willing sex slave mounts his horse and rides off into the sunset as the end theme plays. Now, until you’ve actually been a “rider”, then you’ll fail to realize that riding into the setting sun blows like almost nothing else on Earth. In a car you can

Wow, what a rush!

Once again, I have to say that I’m knackered. It’s been incredibly busy for me the last few days, hence no updates. So what have I been up to? Well, let’s start with the short summary (on which I will expand later, if I have time; 1. Revenge of the Sith: So what did I think of it? Actually, I enjoyed it rather a lot. Pretty good movie all in

Maintenance and Schtuff

Motorbike Maintenance. Sounds like fun doesn’t it? Well, it is and it isn’t. Maintaining a bike sure is more frequent than maintaining a car. There’s oil changes and stuff which are about the same, but then there’s stuff like chain maintenance that’s ideally done at least once or twice a month. I’m planning on doing some maintenance on the bike tonight in preparation for starting to ride it next week.

People are Strange

Why is it that people are acting so oddly lately? It seems to be an epidemic of people I know who have recently begun acting in ways that seem contrary to their personalities… or at least as far as I can tell. Is it some form of malaise that has struck the entire St. Louis area? Friends of mine from outside this area seem to be immune… is it something