|Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 10:10 pm: ||
Mine proved that I get to live with the condition that I am in.
|Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 10:11 pm: ||
Sorry Crusty for stinking up your thread!
|Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 08:19 am: ||
55ļ @ 7:00 AM
Itís warm! Itís supposed to hit 60ļ F (15.5ļ C) today. Itís going to be cloudy with a pretty good chance of showers, but itís warm! Iíll probably take the lights down this morning; but I could ride someplace this afternoon. It would be nice to let the bike get up to temperature again. The short hops in cold weather that Iíve been doing are whatís known as Severe Duty, and the poor Roadster has put up with it without complaint. I wonder if Rudyís BBQ in Springfield (OH) is still open? That might be a good destination.
Yesterday was even warmer, but I was pretty much Under the Weather. I had a Colonoscopy and that killed any ideas about going out on the bike. Not only was I feeling the effects of the anesthesia, but the Prep continued to affect my digestive tract until I went to bed last night. I really dislike having a Colonoscopy. The prep is very uncomfortable. At one point, I was sitting on the toilet for so long that my leg fell asleep and I had a real problem standing up when I was finally able to rise. The good news is that I donít have to have another for a few years. The procedure itself isnít that bad; they knocked me out and I never felt a thing. I guess I should compliment the staff at the Tri-State Endoscopy Center. The nurses were all intelligent and empathetic (and very attractive). The Anesthetic Nurse was a real knockout blonde (I wish I had thought of that line before she hit me with whatever drug she gave me).
David was my ride, and after I was released, we went to an IHOP for brunch. It was well after noon by the time we got out of the Center. Once home, I alternated between taking short naps and hitting the bathroom. (Did I mention that I hate the Prep?) I saw that the sun had broken through the cloud cover and the temp was up into the 60s, but I had no desire whatsoever to get on the bike.
Today, I feel a whole lot better. I started a load of laundry as soon as I got up, and when I finish this Snippet, Iíll head outside and take down the Christmas lights. Then, Iíll go for a ride. The weatherís supposed to turn ugly after today; theyíre talking about a major snow storm for tomorrow or Saturday and high temps in the Teens and 20s for the next week. If I donít get a ride in today, I donít know when the next opportunity will be.
Better get my sore ass in gear.
|Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 10:20 am: ||
Mine was early this morning. I've already downed a cheese burger with onions and a cup of grape juice with 2 teaspoons of Bragg's vinegar in it. I too am eye balling taking down the lights today. I got the blowmen and the tree already.
I started a new job this week. I wanted to be a wrecker truck driver when I was younger. Managed to find a boss willing to train me. I like it so far. I may learn hard tomorrow and Saturday.
|Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 10:30 am: ||
Look at it this way Crusty, for a little while you had proof that you're not full of it!
We had a great day yesterday with 60 degrees. We brewed a nice ESB while sipping a previously made Scottish Heavy. We should have enough beer to survive the rest of the Winter!
It's warm here now but turns to crap tonight. No doubt tomorrow for you. Enjoy your day!
|Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 11:28 am: ||
I loved the "cleansed" feeling before my colonoscopy (but not how I got there) and was a little nervous laying in the bed waiting for the procedure. I was even more surprised when they gave me something to put me out during the wHole event (the SO was completely awake for hers).
What pissed me off was when they woke me up during the procedure to show me how good it was going....
Really? You woke me up to show me a portion of the procedure? WTF?!?
I made it a mission to find a new Proc Doc.
|Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 06:24 pm: ||
From what I recall from my last round the doc said he would wake me to help turn or move When he got to a certain point.
Maybe that would have been why they risk waking a sleeping bear?!?
|Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 09:44 am: ||
I posted this over in the Racing Forum, but I think that if I also post it here, then maybe it might pique someone's interest and maybe they'll go see one of these races and discover just how good they are.
Waiting For Daytona
It's the middle of January. At present, the temp is 12ļ F and we got another dusting of snow last night. I'm not doing a whole lot of riding.
But I've bought tickets for six races. The Daytona TT, Atlanta Short Track, both Springfield Miles and the TT and Short Track races that go with them. I know that there's a lot of work going on and that there will be a lot of changes to bikes and teams by the time March rolls around. I've got lots of questions, but information is kind of sketchy.
There have been a couple of things I've heard; Shayna Texter won't be riding for RMR. I don't know who she will be riding for. Her Brother Cory had a disappointing year and is going to be campaigning on a single this year. Jake Johnson has left the Harley Factory team and will be riding for Estension Racing.
However,that makes me wonder; who's going to take Johnson's place on the H-D team? And where is Sammy Halbert going? He was the only non Indian rider to give that team fits consistently throughout the season. Yes, Bauman won at Lima and the TT in Sturgis, but Halbert won the X Games 1/2 Mile and was there at the front all season long. I wonder if the H-D team grabbed him to replace Johnson?
Henry Wiles showed that he's still the master of Peoria and was leading the Buffalo Chip TT by a bunch when he had that hard landing after the jump and ripped his engine open. The one time I was able to see the Lima 1/2 Mile was back in 2008, and he led the entire race on an Aprilia until turn 4 of the last lap when Joe Kopp just managed to get by him and win the race.
Jeffrey Carver showed that the XR 750 isn't as obsolete as many people think at the 1/2 Mile in Ft. Worth, Texas. He also was in the hunt at the season finale in Perris, CA and finished second.
I also wonder if Vance & Hines will get the XG 750R sorted out? I've heard claims that the engine is making enough power, but I'm not sure I believe that. I think it's more complex than just horsepower, but horsepower wins the Miles. The Harleys seemed to be mid pack finishers for most of the season. I'd dearly love to see them up front fighting with the Indians.
And what's happened to the Kawasakis? They were the Wave of the Future until the Indians came along. Smith was almost untouchable on a Mile on his. Now, it's all about the Indians. I wonder if somebody out there will be able to build a Kaw that can compete with the front runners?
AFT announced that there's almost 2 Million Dollars available in Contingencies. It's nice to see some money coming into Flat Track after years of being the Forgotten Race Series. Still, I wonder what the purse is at a typical National? The AMA used to have that info readily available, but now, I have no idea where to find out. I'm sure these riders are underpaid, but things are looking a lot better than they have been in a long time.
Anyhow, those are just some of the things that are running through my head on this cold, snowy Mid-January morning.