Saturday, July 31, 2021

TW200 Rides of the Past...


I had some clown on the TW Forum ask me why I had only ridden my Yamaha TW "200 miles in 7 years"? and that I should be out riding new adventures instead of reliving "Stale Memories"...or some shit like that.  Given the fact that this Nitwit is a So Cal Leftist, who despises me and all Conservatives, especially Vietnam Veterans,  I just consider the source...which isn't much to consider at all ...

Anyway, the TW as it sits in my garage it stands at 7897 miles, almost all either "off roads, back roads, or to, from, and during, some of the "Adventure Rides" over the past  7+ years...granted many of those miles were put on during the 2015 and 2016 riding years, when I was 66 and 67 years old.  Age has little to do with it, but our main riding partner, for me and Montezuma Nick, Judge Kurt "Borneo" was elected Judge in late 2016 and has pretty well thrown himself into his "Bench Work"...He was the driving force behind most, but not all of those adventures...up for re~election in 2022 he likely won't be riding until after he gets reelected ... which is almost certain, given the Red Area he resides. It is almost as Red as my county.  So The Judge is out of commission until 2023 most likely.

That leaves me to my own devices and turning 73 next March, one step ahead of the Grim Reaper, I hope.  So I plan on riding, after given serious consideration to selling Ol' Blue, more than I have the past 2 years for sure...2015 and 2016 are gone forever, but 2021 is here and 2022 not far off...Nick, Bob Reynolds, and I have some sort of ride planned this fall, but not exactly sure of where and when.

So yes, I have only ridden the TW around 200 miles...since the beginning of 2020...phony ass COVID be damn, the next 2 years should see a bit more than that.

Here are some photos of adventures past...

So yes, I've put a bit more than "200 miles" on the past 7 years...in addition to riding around on dirt and gravel in "Amish Country" in Eastern Indiana's next door, me and Ol' Blue have been to Moab, Big Bend Texas, the Wisconsin Northwoods and Michigan both the lower and "Yooper", West "By Gawd" Virginia's Central Mountains, and both southern Indiana and Ohio's Covered Bridge areas...and the Loop Road and northern Everglades of South Florida...and more to come...




























Thursday, July 29, 2021

Back to Moab in 2022 {?}

 


With the passing of another one of our attendees from Moab 2015, Idaho Larry, {that makes 4} I decided to poke the nest and see if I could gather up another group, old and new TW Riders, and do Moab again...it's been ongoing since about 2013 {except the COVID Bulllshit Lockdown of 2020}, but there has never been a year like 2015 when the late Ron from Boise, guided about 3 dozen of us TW200 riders to Moab and Canyonlands NP via the TW Forum {link below}...sadly, Ron only stayed a couple of days, got ill, headed home and passed away a month or so later...the Head Cook Mel Lininger passed about 10 months ago, and Idaho Larry just last week...we never have found out what happened to Psycho Mike, dead or alive?  Nobody in the group really knows, and the last we heard was when he and Mel did Alaska in 2016 on the TWs....

Yamaha TW 200 Forum



So anyway I put out a couple of dates, late March and Mid to late October of 2022...the vote will go on until this October 21st, and we will see what we have...lots of great interest so far, and hopefully we can work this out...I would like to go out that way one more time, before I hang up the riding boots.

----The Photos:

Photo and Photo Sketch are all from March 2015...{1} PRH at the Island in the Sky riding up from far down below...{2} Riding the Potash Road, L to R Fred from Nevada, PRH, and my old Celina buddy, Montezuma Nick...{3} Pecker Point in Canyonlands NP, snapped this on on my solo ride along Kane Creek...{4} Sketch of the Original KOA Kabin Guys...The Diver Paul{who has lost 100 pound since 2015 and given up the drink} Borneo The Indiana Judge, up for re~election in 2022 so he won't likely make this trip, his Nephew Spencer {Weasel}, married 3 years ago, perhaps he is ready to break away for a week or so?, Montezuma Nick and PRH...{5} "Mel's Ride" Mel was about my age when we took this one, he passed away last October, what a great human being he was...and finally{6} Around the North Camp, where Mel fixed a great steak dinner and 30 of us sat around the campfire telling lies and tall tales...






Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Just "Sketching" Around...

Working with Lunapic and bringing some of my old Vietnam Selfies out in a different light...

Nha Trang Air Base, 14th SPS, sitting on the Sandbag Bunker at the base Entry Control Point in October 1969...

More to Come...


 

Monday, June 28, 2021

Still Working on "Stuff"

 



As I have posted on other occasions, Blogging Ain't what it used to be...here I am, just under 14 years since I started this blog...WTH? has it really been that long?  I was a mere 58 years young when I banged out my first "post"...This one right here:

First Blog Post 7/27/2007


It wasn't much to say the least, but it was a start, just one month shy of 14 years ago...Those first few years I stayed busy, posting over 250 posts or so per years before slowing down less than a decade ago...but here I am, still alive and still posting, on occasion, rare occasions, in these days of Dead Blogging.

I still have good intentions then I look back and realize that I've posted about all from my lifetime that I could add a photo to or remember.

Coming up next a trip to meet the sons and wife's family roots back in Wisconsin, Sam will come in from the Chicago area, via Iowa, and Hal and family will introduce the newest grandson, Kruz, to Great Grandma #2 up in Wisconsin...having already flown his down to Naples to visit my 97 year old mom over Memorial Day...making the rounds and we will have a {Hopefully} large family get together on Saturday July 3rd for a Oconomowoc Bar BQ...

In the meantime, I keep adding a few hours {30 this past week} at Honda working Security on occasion...Why?  Hell if I know, I don't need the money, although it does buy gas, motorcycle add on things for the TW200, beer and quality cigars...I guess I fill in there because if I didn't work at all, I would be a total back yard beer bum, instead of a part time one...👀

I did fire up an old "Hobby"...collecting license plates and restoring my old ones from years and vehicles past...here are some, including my new "retro" 1954 Florida Place, 54 being the year we moved there and the "PRH 1949"  being my handle and initials...I thought it came out pretty sharp for $20 including with shipping included...

Now I will eventually begin my look back on the Air Force years, 1968-1972, although those can be found elsewhere on this blog with a little looking...but I will try to consolidate them in a few posts this time around.;


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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Time for some serious looking back...at a life lived

 

Various people have at time asked me to "Write a Book"...probably because of some of the BS I've posted in Social Media, and on this blog.  Well at 72 years on this planet, that won't happen, however through this blog I've had a great opportunity to share my opinions, photos, and life stories and adventures.

The first 7 or 8 years of this 14 years {this July}work, I  hit it hard...the last half dozen?  Not so much...now I think it's time, on MY time, to take a look back at different segments of my 72 years, and share some of the good and no so good times...you, if you follow at all, know much of it, now I will attempt, over the next few months, to look back at the various segments in more details...and no in any particular order.

Looking back I can honestly say that I jump into something for awhile, then get bored and find another avenue to take a walk on...weather it's family genealogy,  motorcycles, both street and dual sport, baseball umpire work, and other officiating, dartball in a church league, broadcasting, including sports play by play work, weather in Radio or on Cable TV, and a hundred other hobbies and jobs...my current "Hobby" is making  Beef Jerky of various flavors...how long will that last?  Who knows, but it is something I enjoy making, as opposed to really eating it.  I do however, sell it to co~workers and give  it away to friends and family, the grandsons especially like it...

So I will look back over the next weeks and months, I don't know how often I will post, certainly not 200 plus times a year, like in the early days, but hopefully often enough to keep folks interested, and to make it interesting for the grandsons, 3 of them now, after I am gone...and let's face it, I am on the downside, but not quite ready to go quietly just yet.

So, rather than starting at the beginning, I will start where my life took a  major change, from a skinny ass kid who was not ready to stand up and fight, to one that after years of letting people bully me, finally turned the corner, and became the Anti Bully...

Those were the Air Force Years 1968-1972...and I will begin those in the next segment...


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Monday, March 22, 2021

A 72nd Birthday Present...Kruz Abraham ...



March, more rather than less, has been fairly "Spring Like" here in the Heartland...working when I feel like it has turned my retirement gig into more hours than I really want to work, or need to work...but the "Economic Scare" like the Contrived Virus, is overblown. 

Demented Joe, even more so than Trump before him, has the money machines working overtime, pumping out new bills to give to workers, and freeloaders alike.  Even the illegals crossing the border are like rat's going after a passel of Swiss Cheese, and with that, nobody that really doesn't want to work, is not working.  Jobs are going begging, at least in the low pay range...why work?, Joe wants you to sit on your asses and become slaves of the state.

My guess is, Joe won't be around through the Summer, the Dementia is showing, and it can's and won't be reversed, my God the man can't climb the damn stairs on AF One...once Joe is gone, it's only going to get worse, once the Whoreazontal VP takes over.

Meanwhile on to more pleasant news..

My 72nd birthday came last week...and with that, on my big day, came Grandson #3, youngest son and his wife had their 3rd child, all boys, on March 16th...a bit early, but at 8 pounds 11 oz and over 20 inches long, Kruz Abraham was ready, and we welcomed him on my birthday...interesting that his dad, was our 3rd child and he was born on my mom's 60th birthday, and this 3rd child of his was born on my birthday...albeit #72...


That, and the weather, along with my continued working with the new dehydrator, putting out various flavors of beef jerky, is keeping me busy, as is the job...but with warmer weather coming, the work gig will slow down, I won't spend my late spring thru early fall working...at least not much.

In the meantime, despite the Republic falling into the Progressive/Leftist Shitter, I plan on enjoying my remaining time on this planet, Joe and his ilk can kiss my Lily White Conservative Ass...

Not sure when, but I plan on being back for more...

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Watch the Insane world go by...2021

 Winter Be Damned ... I'm ready for some Grand Lake Summer Weather...


With the utterly corrupt Biden Administration now in power, it seems a good time to kick back and watch the insanity roll by.  Demented Joe, the {likely} child molesting, plagiarist, China bought and paid for, Son of a Bitch, is hardly "In Charge".  He probably can't handle his own bathroom visits, without his wife "Doctor" Jill holding his hand and wiping his ass...but make no mistake, the left is in charge, whether it is Bone Smuggler Barry Obama or Soros, or a collection of new world Marxist Misfits, really doesn't matter, unless something changes, America, as we knew it, is toast, and ready for the butter.


Anyway, between Biden and Company, and this half assed phony "Pandemic" being pushed by the left and their Co~Whores in the media, America in no longer recognizable to any sane person...meanwhile the Founding Fathers can likely be heard trying to dig out of their graves, to kill the MFers that have destroyed the Republic they fought so hard to conceive.

So here is the view from my world as we are now well into 2021 and the coming Disaster known as the Joe Biden years {although I doubt if the Demented Bastard lasts through this Summer}

{1} No I'm not getting any Vaccine to combat the freaking COVID...the cure is likely far worse than the virus, which has a 99+% survival rate, and even old farts like me, approaching 72, are surviving at well over 95%...I'll take my chances.

{2} Masking?  Only when I'm out shopping or doing my fill in hours at Honda...as a Biology Guy, I can tell you they are worthless at tits on a Buck Boar...I wear them, if at all, only out of respect for others, who have fallen in line like Sheep, and actually believe this BS is akin to the Black Plague.

{3} At this point in the Heartland we a suffering though, not only the BS Panic~demic, February has been brutal, and the rest of the month looks like it will remain 10 to 30 degrees below the month's normal...However once it does warm up, hopefully before May, I plan on staying the Hell away from most people, unless absolutely necessary, except for family and the few close friends who have not fallen for this line of BS...

{4} Backyard BBQ, Beers, Cigars, and sipping on as many beers as I can will likely be first and foremost once it warms up...maybe a Dual Sport Ride on the TW on occasion, and making some homemade Jerky in the new birthday {given to me early} high end Dehydration machine...other than a few "Runs" to buy meat for "jerking" 👀 and runs for beer, it doesn't look like I will get out much from the home front...not the post 70 year old life I had planned, but I will be Gawd Damn if I will go along with this "Lockdown, Mask Wearing, Bullshit"

{5} Social Media?  Hell I'm in jail on Fakebook most of the time, banned for life from Twitter and even the "Free Speech" MeWe, I don't have much to worry about wasting time on that front...and then Google wants me to join it's Network:  Seriously, me join a group of First Amendment hating leftist assclowns?   No Thanks...

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I'll kick back and watch the shit show and how they react once Trump is no longer around {this freaking impeachment 2 joke not withstanding] to kick around, although I think he will become their biggest nightmare.  The guy has at least 100 million hard core followers, and others, like me, not hard core but enjoying the pain her inflicts on the left, rooting him on.  In the meantime, I will try to stop by and post on more occasions than I have in the past several years, even if it means rehashing old posts, so "Stay Tuned" 

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Demented Joe...The Dye has been Cast...

 


Well Hell, it's been since before the election fraud that I have posted...wait and see what the Hell has been coming down, and now we are starting to find out.

Joe Biden {I won't call that Son of a Bitch President in any sense}is going to be a unmitigated disaster for America for as long as he is President...and frankly I'm predicting he will last less than 6 months...Biden, The China Owned, Plagiarist, husband of a "Fake" Doctor, and Father of a Child Molesting criminal of a son...will be dead or locked away in Dementia by Summer's End...If I'm right, Kamala the Whore, who would be VP will take over, and be the Puppet that George Soros and the Left can control...Joe's Dementia is too far advanced for anybody to control that fool, he was just a "useful idiot" that they could put forth so as to make it easier for the Dominion Voting Machines to steal and turn enough votes around to defeat Trump....

So there, I've got that off my chest...don't like it?  Tough Shit....💩


As the days and weeks ahead move on, I plan on posting more, although after over 13 years, I really should get the Hell off Google, Fakebook, and the rest of the Leftist owned dumps, and I will continue to look at alternative places to post an updated Blog>


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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Election 2020...2 Days out from Disaster?

 

Unlike many of my fellow Conservative Travelers ... I am not confident in a Trump win come 48-72 hours from now ... Am I nervous?  Hardly, at 71 approaching 72, I won't let the election of a Demented Fool, Joe Biden, and his common Hooker VP, Kammy Harris, who sleep her way up to near the top in Mexifornia Political Circles, ruining what life I have remaining ... I'm not saying Sleepy Joe will win, frankly I under estimated Trump last time, and he pulled out a win over what I thought was the most evil bitch in politics, Killary/Hillary Klinton.  She doesn't hold a candle to Harris, a hard core Marxist, who if Biden wins, will be the President by March 1st ...  Let's be honest, Biden is a pathetic shell of a man, and crooked as a bag of guts.  Joe will be dead or locked in a DC Dementia Ward soon after election.

The Democrats might be evil, but they are hardly stupid ... to be sure their voters are {stupid} but the evil that exists at the top of the party is not.

So as Tuesday approaches I am guessing that it is a 60/40 chance that Biden/Harris will win ... and if they do, all Hell will come crashing down on America as we know it.  This country was not destined to be around come the End Times ... and it won't be, even if Donald Trump is re~elected, the dye has been cast.  American Greatness is a thing of the past ... the best and brightest are not producing enough offspring to turn the tide, and the best and brightest are not coming to American Soil, the lowest of the low, and their Freeloading, are America's sad future ... regardless.  

The only question is, "How Soon Does America Fall'  with Trump, we will last a bit longer, but with Harris via Sleepy Joe, it will come off the rails at warp speed...

Hold on to your hats. freedoms, and wallets, Patriots, it's gonna be a bumpy ride ...

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

July 1, 1970...Back From Vietnam, 50 years ago today

Flying back across the International Date Line, I lost, or was it gained, a day?  Well anyway, leaving Saigon/Tan Son Nhut Airport, flying across the Pacific with stops in Guam, Hawaii, then San Francisco, Chicago, and finally Dayton, Ohio, on a Wednesday July 1, 1970...My parents, picked me up that morning, and I would begin my 39 days of leave, before heading off to Upstate New York, Rome, NY, to finish off the final 20 months of my 4 year hitch.  Those 39 days were to be action packed, booze filled, and frankly, fun. 

I know stories of guys in uniform coming home that were "greeted" in a not so kind fashion...can't say that for me.  I wore my tan, summer dress outfit from Saigon all the way home, and if I had a comment or dirty look, I don't remember any...same for my stay at home, I don't recall a snide comment about Vietnam or my service...but that was Celina at the time.  All White, All, or mostly, Patriots, except for the clowns running the local rag...The Daily Standard {or Slander as we called it} ...it's still a left wing rag, without the editorials these days...biased stories against Trump and others, but not so many editorials as the old days of Parker Snyder and Company.

As for me?   I planned on enjoying the heck out of my time, I had a couple of dates with old girl friends, but for the most part,  I hung around with a group of close nit friends, Jerry Jones and others, who were either never in or recently out, of the military...many of my best friends, Rick Pearson, Bob Jones {Jerry's brother}, and others were still in uniform...


Lots of drinking, fast cars, especially Jerry's 1970 Charger 440 Six Pack, and other activities kept me busy and made the time fly...a quick trip to Wilmington, Delaware, with mom {her home town} to visit her side of the family, and the folks that helped me through my months stationed at Dover AFB, before my trip to Vietnam, was also on the agenda...like I said, the 39 days flew by, and I despised the thought of 20 more months in service....If I had known what Griffiss AFB would be like, I surely would have returned to Vietnam to finish off my days in the Air Force...Vietnam, especially my tour at Nha Trang, was much better than the Chicken Shit duty of Stateside.

Anyway, regrets or not, 50 years ago on 1 July 1970, my time in Vietnam had come to an end...at 21 life, the good, the bad, and the ugly {mostly good} awaited me...

Back with more, Corona Be Dammed, later...>>>

Monday, May 4, 2020

2020 The Year that Never Was?

We are about 2 months into the C~19, Corona, or whatever the Hell you want to call this contrived Bullshit...yep, the Virus is real, the death rate scare and other lies pushed by the left and it's lapdog press is overblown.  Hell, I'm 71 with Agent Orange {so the VA says} related Diabetes 2 and associated Neuropathy...am I scared of this sham?  Not a chance...

I'm pretty much locked into staying around the house and backyard, except for necessary shopping trips, got some yard work/mowing and outdoor painting done over the just completed weekend...could do more today, but this is the only day out of the next 2 weeks that doesn't look like crap...which may not be bad, because once the weather here in the Heartland starts to improve, this BS will only get worse...because the natives are going to get more restless and antsy ...

The masses and fools {mostly, but not all, on the left} are following like good little troopers in lock step with the Nanny State "recommendations" {in Blue States "Orders"}...as for me, much like this Clint Eastwood parody shows, not changing much in my life, except visiting with my 96 year old Assisted Living resident mother, or traveling, has changed.  My fill in Security Gig?  Well they want me to work full time...but that won't happen, I'm not in need of nor do I want a full time job.  So I will not bow down to that slavery, such is the gift of living in simpler and better times.  For that I thank God, my God, the Christian God...


So will 2020 be a "Lost Year"?  Time will tell if this is just a "Trial Run" by the Government and various state Governments to gain total control over the population...and by the percent of people begging to be "locked down" I'd say this year and perhaps many more will be lost... 

back later---unless I'm Jailed or Raptured, whichever comes first!

TW200 Rides of the Past...

I had some clown on the TW Forum ask me why I had only ridden my Yamaha TW "200 miles in 7 years"? and that I should be out riding...