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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Has It Really Been That Long?

I opened up my Blogger dashboard tonight - last posted, August??? What, really???  (How do I log in, what do I do??) Then sadly I realized, there hasn't been any exciting moto-content to write about since August, and so I haven't. No wonder I'm out of practise. But it's finally spring and time to catch up. So here's a quick synopsis of what's been happening, (an admission that I am still breathing) with new spring motorcycle content! Promise, sort of!
August - a mini cottage vacation on one of the Thousand Islands and a breathtaking sunrise.

September - a new school year, a new car. I could handle some of the mechanical failures but when the air-con quit at 35 degree C- I confess, I bailed! Review of new car ... not only cute and sporty, proved itself to be a little pig in the snow when it needed to be. Good choice. (And the fleet colour is now white!) Also one of the last meetings of the Kingston Area Old Timer's Motorcycle Club at the Creekside.


October - rode the Star to storage. Great news, wires had been decimated by rodents again. (Can't remember, is this the 3rd or 4th time it needs at least a partial re-wire job because of the mice?) Still working on that problem, it is what it is, life goes on. Participated in the Battersea Pumpkin Festival Parade and Halloween with the grandchildren.
November - yeah, nothing happened but birthday after birthday.
December it was all about the cookies ... All of my friends and neighbours will remember the cookie event of 2018.

January - The motorcycle Super Show in Toronto - same old, same old. Okay one of the 'stars' of American Pickers was on site. Cool? Why?
February -  thaw, freeze, thaw, freeze. Global warming floods the fields, it's cold again, might as well make the most of it. Skating - Yipeee!  (Coop ... your Joni Mitchell connection was so timely)
March, Blackberry fails. Darn, I loved that phone and the photos it took were amazing ... but it's lived a good life. How the heck do I get the Samsung to make me as happy?
April, a walk about town with #2 son. What's this ... motorcycles sprouting in the flower bed, or is it the dead stuff from last year?  Yahoo, motorcycle content, finally, once again - IT MUST BE SPRING.


14 comments:

  1. From the last photo, it looks like the V-Star didn't survive the winter... Time for a new bike ;-)

    It's nice to hear that you are still breathing. Sometimes when there isn't a new post I kind of wonder... So, post often.

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    1. Really hoping the Star looks a little better than that garden variety when I pick her up. I try to put up an instagram every once in a while as a hint I'm still kicking, but sometimes there just isn't anything photo worthy in the day to day.

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  2. Your car dead, your motorcycle suffering from an infestation, your phone giving up the ghost? Nothing happened, eh?

    Welcome back, Karen. Good to hear from you.

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    1. Right Sonja, there was just so much going on I didn't have time to post. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

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  3. Bet the grandchildren would love rides in Grandma's sidecar rig..... :)

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    1. Something to ponder ... not sure what their parents would have to say though.

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  4. Great to have you back, posting your great photos. More bike adventures soon?

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    1. Thanks El D. More adventures ... soon ... I need inspiration. Love the same old places but at the same time am tired of the same old, same old. Oh, where to go?

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  5. Nice to see you back. Re that last photo, I think I saw it posted on Kijiji - "Ran when parked".

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    1. You just put a smile on my tired winter face, thanks for that. Too bad they parked it upside down.

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  6. Good to hear from you Karen. Funny how time slips by so quick on us. Glad you are around and doing well. Let's hope no more snow for you this year and the V-Star can come out of storage.

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    1. Thanks Trobairitz, time is a funny thing isn't it? (Like zip and another season has past.) And as far as winter goes, I'm afraid to take the snow tires off. We've had double digit temps the last three days but I keep thinking mother nature is just messing with us. Lots of bikes out this past weekend playing in the sand dunes left over from the winter. It's the surprise sink holes that have appeared this spring that have me worried. The winter's wacky temperature fluctuations were particularly hard on the infastructure ... there are spots that are hard to walk over let alone drive.

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  7. here in wisconsin we are hoping spring gets here soon. snow is mostly gone, snowmobile is put away and the dirt bike is ready to go. now they say possible heavy snow this weekend.

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    1. Careful, mother nature can't be trusted! Just when you think it's safe to come out, wham she gets you with another blast of winter. Lots of bikes out here this weekend past, but not mine!

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