Two Sportsters in the Hot Sun

Two Sportsters in the Hot Sun

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Not a great photo. Tried to get the stacks in the background. We were hot and parked our Sportsters in the road. Why not there was no other traffic – surprising on a Friday night. Took a couple of wrong turns and ended up having to do the dreaded u turn dance. U turns have never been my favorite thing to do on a motorcycle. When I was in my teens they were a lot easier. We came across a sign that threatened govermental repercussions if we proceeded further. After all the reports of security jerks we decided to turn around. Trouble was we were on a hill, headed upwards and the road was narrow. Such fun!

I picked my windshield up this afternoon after having it cut down. It was just to high. I found this out – I know, I know – this should be the duh factor – anyway, I remembered why having too tall of a windshield is a bad thing when riding back from Marysville the other night. After the suicidal bugs coated the darn thing I could not see over the top of it, I could not see through it, so I had a interesting ride home. I stopped a couple of times and washed the bugs off and darn if more just volunteered to take their places LOL. I was glad that I took the time to figure out how much to have removed. No helmet buffetting and yippee I can see over the top of it.

A nice breeze/wind came up and started cooling down the world a bit. We explored some new country roads, honked at a few cows and llamas and headed home. A nice 100 miles later the bike is parked in the back patio, Catfish and Annie are mooching steak, and I, Kmilyun, am ready to go to sleep.
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Kmilyun hiding in helmet.

Weekends End

Rode to Marysville on Thursday and then a short river road ride on Saturday nite. Today attended the Hogs for Dogs ride for the Sacramento animals. My friends James and Fe rode along with me. The best news was Fe has been talking about adopting a dog for awhile. After checking out all the prospects at the lunch at the end of the ride she decided she was going to go to the shelter on Tuesday and see if she could find her first fur pal.

And then it happened, she found Sampson. It was an instant match. Sampson is blind in one eye and death. And he just happens to be a ham and a big mush pot. The paperwork was done and Fe will pick him up Tuesday after work. Sampson was near the end of time if you know what I mean. I have never seen two, human and dog, bond so fast and so obviously.

Fe is one of those gals who always must pose for any picture and is noted for her constant accessorizing wheter it be clothing or her motorcycle. Samson is a ham too – the second he noticed the camera he started possing. Put the camera down and he went back to lazing around. Pull the camera out and he immediatly looked up and started being a ham. I see many doggie accessories in the futher for Sampson.

Here are Sampson and Fe at the Hog for Dog ride lunch:

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Introducing Monty

My friends in Vermont sent me this cute guy. I have to fill out his adoption papers but have named him Monty because he was made and shipped from Vermont. I have not come up with a name for his canine friend yet.

All ideas for names will be considered so please submit your suggestions.

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Monty never rides without his proper gear. When he takes off on his Harley Davidson his side kick rides in the sidecar. Both have helmets. His unnamed companion also keeps his paws covered at all times whilst riding.

woo hoo . . .

United Nations Small Arms Review Conference

By unanimously adopting the UN Programme of Action to address the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons (UNPoA), in 2001, the UN Member States committed to collecting and destroying illegal weapons, adopting and/or improving national legislations that would help criminalize the illicit trade in small arms, regulating the activities of brokers, setting strict import and export controls, taking action against violators of such laws, and better coordinating international efforts to that end.

United Nations Small Arms Review Conference 2006 Web Site

Now I am not a fan of the NRA nor do I believe that I would have use for a automatic rifle or a grenade launcher for that matter. But I do believe that in this crazy world we live in,  with our  government’s tendancy to ignore the Constitution and in effect stomp over citizens rights, in a little document called the Bill of Rights. Heck, I hate guns but I own one. I know how to use it and there are no children in the home. If some of us did not own guns the statement “only criminals would have guns” would be very true in my neighboorhood.

“adopting and/or improving national legislations that would help criminalize the illicit trade in small arms, regulating the activities of brokers, setting strict import and export controls, taking action against violators of such laws, and better coordinating international efforts to that end”

This could be interpreted many ways – lots of room to play with it. Just thought I would point it out as it is worth keeping an eye on.