Got this from the head of our local CMA chapter Mark . Will keep you guys updated on this possible get together and ride.
We are starting to plan a Big Horn Mountain weekend for some time in July or August. Not sure what it will look like just yet, but initial thoughts are to have a cruiser route which does a highway loop, a dual-sport option running a bunch of the forest roads and possibly some two track routes for the quads. Hope to base out of one of the lodges where people can rent a room and others can pitch a tent if they want. Stay tuned as this all comes together.
Has everyone frozen to death? I know we had another round to winter storms here yeaterday. We had about 5" of snow, & now the weather is supposed to get near 0 dergees F. tonight. But spring will come!
Our chapter is supposed to be going to the Moto-Museum in St. Louis this Saturday, & have lunch at the Triumph Cafe. For anyone in the St. Louis area, we are meeting at St. Charles H-D at 9:30am. & you are more than welcome to join us!
Ride with a purpose, His!
Keep warm & God bless!
Haven't frozen to death , but it's pretty cold. I took this picture outside my back door this morning when I got up.
Looking forward to spring too .
Good morning on Ya ,
Doc , sounds like you've been a busy man. We just got a couple more inches of snow over night and it's snowing as I'm typing this.
I hope Everyone here at Prayerbiker.com has a Wonderful , Happy and Blessed Christmas . And with that I will leave you with a Christmas song.
Merry Christmas Prayer Bikers.
It's Saturday morning & the weather isn't too bad over here for the time of year -- T46F, windy, & some showers, but at least we don't have the snow & ice as yet! Have to do some preparation for the early Church service tomorrow -- it's a special "Mums & Tots" service, for all the 3 month to 3 year kids who come to the Church playgroup that my wife helps out. I'm supposed to be doing the opening & the m/c bit + some prayers, but the wife has already warned me to expect chaos! Be praying that we might be able to use the service to reach out to some of the mums who never darken the door of a Church, with Jesus message of hope & love at this Christmas time.
Hope all you Prayerbikers have a great weekend!
God Bless --- Doc.
Good Sunday morning to ya Doc ,
Praying everything goes smooth for your Mum's & Tots event .
Thank you for the First Aid Kit Advice , it was well taken .
Does it rain a lot where you are ?
We haven't gotten any more snow since we've talked last and the temps have gone back up to more normal winter temps ,however they say we have a 50% chance of snow on Thursday . I'm getting cabin fever , so after Christmas I'm going to buy some leather and horse hides to make some gun holsters and other projects over the winter .
Hope you've had a great weekend , God Bless ya.
Good Morning JT,
Hope you had a good night's sleep! I'm constantly amazed at the amount of information you have on such a wide variety of topics! You should have pursued a career as a researcher --- I'm sure you would have been a star! Until you mentioned it, I had never heard of "Fish antibiotics", although i was aware that fish farms used various chemicals to keep their breeding stock free of disease. I clicked the link you gave, & was amazed at the variety of "fish antibiotics" that were available to order, & I have to say, they cover the whole spectrum of antibiotics available to humans, & the dose strengths they offer also parallel those available for use on humans. It would seem unlikely that any ingredients toxic to humans would be added to the formula, so the main issue around using them in humans, would be the authenticity of the active drug present --- in other words, can you trust the seller/manufacturer to provide exactly what is stated on the label!
Over here in Europe, it is illegal to sell antibiotics without a doctor's prescription, & anyone offering online supplies (whether for fish, animals or human varieties) is subject to Jail +/- a $16,000 fine! The idea of that law is to stop people self-medicating, & ultimately contributing to antibiotic resistance getting worse than it already is.
Coming back to your original question, if those "fish antibiotics" have the active ingredients as stated on the label, then I suppose that they would work, in an emergency, although I wouldn't recommend going down that road without knowing a lot about the condition you were treating, + a fair bit about the best choice of antibiotic to do the job ----- not to mention a lot about side effects & inter-reactions with other medications you might be taking!
Hope that helps!
Have a good day --- Doc.
Hi Doc ,
Yes , your post has helped a lot , thank you so much for your insight on this topic .. I confess I'm not as good a researcher as you think , I got the idea watching a Survival TV show and another show called Dooms Day Preppers , Then I looked it up.
As I stated , I fully understand the dangers of taking or over taking antibiotics and it's not something I take lightly. But I've been thinking of getting a supply " Just for extreme Emergencies" , and would only be used in the case where something bad would happen and I couldn't get to a doctor. I will research what these antibiotics are for and what they treat , and then print it out to put with my First Aid Kit .We also have some Potassium Iodide tablets in case of a nuclear fallout . www.campingsurvival.com/nucprot.html .
I'd like to build a comprehensive First Aid Kit , that will cover a wide range of injuries . Any suggestions ? In the mean time I will buy some First Aid books to learn more about first aid. I have taken a few First aid courses in the past , but I've very rusty on them , I need to refresh my memory .
Personally , I hope I never need these things. But I like to be prepared....just in case ??
Good Evening JT,
Just been reading your post about folk being prepared for an an emergency ---- you are, of course right, we should be, but truth is, we mostly aren't, because there's something in human nature that always expects tomorrow to be much the same as yesterday, & the day before that etc. etc. ---- until, of course, something unexpected happens, & then we are full of regrets! .
Reminds me of that parable in Matthew 25, about the Kingdom of Heaven, which warns us to be prepared : you know the one ---- 10 virgins with their lamps awaiting the arrival of the bridegroom --- only 5 bothered to get the necessary oil, & when the bridegroom arrived unexpectedly, they were the only ones ready & able to be invited in to share the feast in the Kingdom. It ends by telling us to "Watch, therefore, as you know neither the day, nor the hour"!
I guess no one will catch you unprepared though! Keep on being prepared, brother!
God Bless --- Doc.
Thanks for the bible passage Doc ,
I think the reason so many people don't prepare is they think they can't afford to. But the truth is , they can. Just do it a little at a time. But 2 or 3 extra canned goods when you do your grocery shopping and put them away for emergency. Do this every time you grocery shop and you'll be surprised at how many emergency supply's you can build up. We also rotate out supply's , so they stay fresh.
Having emergency travel bags made up is also a must. You should have at least a weeks worth ( for every persons bag ) of food and other items in an emergency bag ready to take with you . Items like a water purification straws , or tables , a stainless steel or aluminum cup to heat water or food in and other things. This way if you have to leave your home in an emergency , you can grab your emergency bag as you head out the door.
I try to convince family and friends to prepare , but most don't want to hear it They think I'm nuts , maybe I am , but I'm prepared
Anyway , it makes for a great topic of discussion .If anyone would like to share their emergency preparation ideas with me , I'd love to hear them.
I'm well aware of the dangers of taking to many antibiotics , and would never take them unless my Doctor prescribed them for me. But I have a question.
In an "Extreme" emergency ( something big has happened and you can't even get treatment at a hospital ) , what do you think of treating a wound with Fish Antibiotics ? Many of the fish antibiotics found on the shelves in pet stores are the same as the antibiotics prescribed by doctors. So can you use them in an extreme emergency ? ( I'll have to ask my doctor the same question ). Example : search.campingsurvival.com/mod_search/de...x=15&submit.y=18 Read More...
Pretty busy here these days --- Thank Goodness!
JT : You are a master of internet information! Enjoyed looking at those old pictures on your link to 1978! I guess we all have short memory recall, & think present circumstances are bad, but when we seriously research the past, things were often very much worse --- our parents had to cope with World War, poor transport, no air-conditioning etc. etc. I often wonder if large parts of southern USA would be considered habitable these days, if there was no air-con in summer or plenty of fuel for coping with winter. You're certainly well organised to cope with most of what climate, government of even life itself is likely to throw your way -- that year's supply of provisions is impressive! I doubt most folk over here keep even a week's supply! Hope you never need it!
Beemer : Thanks for the concern --- To put your mind at rest, my wife got back safe & sound in the coach from Edinburgh, & enjoyed the show she went to see + managed to do some Christmas shopping! No woman worth her salt is going to let a mere gale get between her & some of the best shops in Scotland! Enjoy your Chapter Christmas party!
Tinker : Hope you had a Happy Birthday, in spite of various family concerns! Daughters seem destined to cause perpetual worries to parents, no matter what their age! My own daughter wasted many years of her life going with guys whom my wife or I could have told her after a few months, were using her, & basically a waste of space --- but of course they never listen to their parents, & we just have to hang in there like a safety net to catch & support them when they finally come to their senses! Mothers' instincts are often right, so praying that your daughter gets her eyes opened sooner rather than later.
Hope all you other Prayerbikers over there have a great weekend.
God Bless ---- Doc.
I'd rather have it and not need it , then need it and not have it Doc. We just add a little at a time to our emergency supply's and over time it has built up. Most of it is Mountain House Freeze Dried Food , that will last 25 years or more. Did you know that canned SPAM has a shelf live of 3 years , but is still good to eat way beyond that. It's starts to loose some flavor after three years on the shelf , but is still safe to eat way beyond that. When my wife grocery shops she buys a couple extra canned items to add to our emergency stock.
This is something I truly believe in. People wouldn't be so bad off in an emergency if they prepared for one.
Good afternoon all. I'm off work now for the weekend. Tinker, happy birthday you youngster! Praying for your daughters eyes to be opened.
J.T. you guys are amazing, supplies to last for months! Well done. Where you live, you may need them. I must say that your weather is worse than what we get here in Missouri.
Doc, 100mph winds, & let your wife take off on a long trip, & you think we have it bad??? I can see that we have some pretty tough hombres around this place!
I'm looking forward to our Chapter's Christmas party tomorrow. that's about it from here,
We learned a valuable lessen in 1978 when a blizzard closed the roads down for over a week. Every one had to walk to the grocery store ( no vehicles were allowed on the roads because they were impassable ) and by the time we got there the shelves were bare , no milk , no bread etc... interactives.wpri.com/photomojo/gallery/.../stuck-on-route-128/
My wife and I have been storing water , food and other supply's so that if an emergency ( natural or man made ) does happen , we'll be safe. If you folks haven't done so , you may want to consider this. Everyone should be prepared for an emergency and have enough provisions to last at least a week or more. ( we have over a years worth ) . You can't control what will happen , but you can prepared for it and hope for the best.
Good morning folks ,
Last week a friend of mine in NY ( Zeke ) gave me a strange little rifle. Zeke used to be a gunsmith in the town where I was born in RI and we caught up with one another on FB.. Now before I go any further , he didn't just mail me the firearm. He's has an FFL license and he mailed it to my gunsmith here in town where I picked it up and did the paper work on it.
Zeke was telling me that in places like Long Island 22 long Rifles can not be used , so Remington developed guns like this for pest control back in the day. They were made to shoot mice , snakes etc..
This firearm is a Remington Model 514 - 22 Long Rifle with a Smooth Bore Rutledge Barrel designed to shoot 22 long Rifle #12 shot shells. It's basically a little 22 shotgun
I have a regular Remington 514 single shot 22 lr ( long Rifle ) that shoots 22 shorts , longs and long rifle ammunition . So I decided to put my 514 side by side with the 514 Zeke gave me.
In the first picture the Remington 514 Zeke gave me with the smooth bore is on top and my Remington 514 is on the bottom.
In the second picture , the Remington 514 smooth bore Rutledge barrel Zeke gave me is on the left and my Remington 514 with a regular 22 lr barrel is on the right. Check out the big difference in the bore ( the hole in the end of the barrel ) see how much bigger it is on the smooth bore 22.
Anyway , I find this firearm to be a very good conversation piece and thought I would share it with you folks.
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Good Morning JT,
Good reply regarding the seasons! Doesn't sound like much is going to phase you, no matter what the weather throws at you! Over here, we are having a gale today -- winds gusts up to 100mph + a lot of rain. Just got back from walking the dogs --- I think they were glad to get back to the house, & so was I! The house is quiet, as my wife has headed out to Edinburgh by coach for a concert, along with a group of friends. Got some work to do,though, with preparation for a couple of services that I am involved in at the Church in the next few weeks, so I'd best make a start to that, as I don't like last minute hassles.
I had a look at your weather link -- at least you get to see the sun, even if it is freezing, but Saturday doesn't look too promising --- Better get wrapped up --- Brrrrr!!
Enjoy your day ------ Doc
Good morning Doc ,
Weather never did phase me , there was never anything I could do about it anyway , so why worry about it , embrace it instead. I do have to laugh at people who move here from southern states or places like south California . They do nothing but complain about the cold and the snow , well why did they move here in the first place ? LOL
100 mph winds and rain , wow ! That sounds like it could be dangerous ! Stay safe.
Is your wife a music teacher ? What are you preparing for at the Church ? Do you guys have Christmas services there ?
Yesterday I got a look at the new 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere's , all I can say is WOW ! They changed the bike quite a bit and added more electronics to it. It's a really nice machine !
I have all the heat shut off in the house . We have an attached garage and a door leading from our kitchen into my garage. ( that's where my wood stove is , in the garage ) I leave that kitchen door open and use a regular freestanding house fan to suck the hot air out of the garage and into the house. It's 73 degrees F. in my living room and Minus -17 degrees F outside right now. Love my old wood stove. Here's a picture of it.
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* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION... 6 TO 12 INCHES.
Hi again JT,
Just read your "Winter storm Warning", & noticed the expected snowfall.
Good thing you're a tall guy!! At least your top 7/8ths should be above the snowline!!
Hope you are managing to keep yourself safe, warm & amused (preferably indoors!).
Keep us updated !
Over here, we have falling temperatures forecast (not as low as yours ---- around 36F day, upper 20sF night --- with some gales & snow showers predicted over next 48 hours. Roll on Spring! --- Doc.
Those temps are cold Doc , stay warm.
I look forward to spring to. I wouldn't want to live where it's warm and hot all the time. I enjoy the 4 seasons ( Winter , Spring , Summer and Fall ). It gives you something to look forward to. At the end of winter you look forward to the nice cool days of spring and all the spring flowers that bloom and you start to ride a bit , then you look forward to the hot days of summer and riding the mountains and camping and sight seeing , then we get tired of it being so hot , so we look forward to the cool air in the fall and riding our motorcycles to go see all the leaves on the trees change. Then we look forward to winter because it gives us a break from mowing the lawn , picking up leaves , a break from all the bees and bugs and when it's this cold out the neighborhood is quiet as a church mouse. After a winter's rest , we start the cycle all over again , we always have something to look forward to. It's also nice to have a White Christmas
Take a look at our forecast for the next few days , it's going to get colder beta.weather.com/weather/5-day/Sheridan+WY+82801:4:US .
Hope you have a great week Doc. Take care and God Bless ta.
We've gone from a Winter Storm Advisory , to a Winter Storm Warning. It's still snowing out " Let Er Buck"
Local Weather Alert
Winter Storm Warning for Sheridan Foothills, WY
until 5:00 AM MST, Wed., Dec 04, 2013
Other affected areas:
Musselshell, MT; Treasure, MT; Northern Rosebud, MT; Custer, MT; Fallon, MT; Northern Stillwater, MT; Yellowstone, MT; Powder River, MT; Carter, MT; Southern Big Horn, MT; Eastern Carbon, MT; Northern Big Horn, MT; Southern Rosebud, MT; Sheridan Foothills, WY
Issued by The National Weather Service
Tue, Dec 3, 2013, 9:20 AM MST
Local Radar Map
Updated Dec 3, 2013, 11:25am MST ( Mountain Standard Time )
... WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST WEDNESDAY...
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST WEDNESDAY.
* TIMING... SNOW WILL CONTINUE TODAY AND TURN LIGHTER TONIGHT. LIGHT SNOW WILL PERSIST INTO WEDNESDAY.
* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION... 6 TO 12 INCHES.
* WINDS... NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH... PRODUCING AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.
* WIND CHILLS... 0 TO 10 BELOW ZERO TODAY... FALLING TO 10 TO 20 BELOW TONIGHT.
* IMPACTS... SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CREATE DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WITH ROADS SLICK AND SNOWPACKED. BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS WILL MAKE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES DANGEROUS INTO WEDNESDAY.
A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF SNOW IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE Read More...
Tomorrow is going to be a high of 13 degrees F. during the day and minus 3 degrees F. tomorrow night , Wednesday we'll have a high temp of 7 degrees F. during the day and minus 10 degrees F. Wednesday night. Brrrrrr. LOL
Got the wood stove ready to light with the touch of a match should we loose power
Thanks for the prayers re the police helicopter accident in Glasgow. I grew up there (it is Scotland's biggest city, although not the Capital), but now live about 120 miles South of there. It is certainly very sad for all the folk who were enjoying a Friday night out at the Clutha pub, near the River Clyde. There was apparently a pretty full house, as they had hired a band for that night. Seemingly the police helicopter's engine failed, causing it to crash through the roof of the pub. Some deaths & many injuries have resulted.
I appreciate your concern for me --- I'm fine thanks. I don't drink at all, so you're not likely to find me hanging out around any pubs, as drinking establishments are called over here.I saw too much drinking causing too many problems in and around the family during my growing-up years, & made a decision to avoid alcohol when I was about sixteen years old--- something I don't regret!
Hope all is well with you up there in the Bighorns, & that the winter hasn't stopped you getting on with all the things you enjoy! Thanks again for your thoughts & prayers.
God Bless --- Doc.
Glad to hear your alright Doc. ,
Such a sad thing to read so close to Christmas.
We have something else in common , I don't drink alcohol either .
All is well here in Wyoming . It was a beautiful day here , I was going to take Ruth ( my Motorcycle ) for a little ride but wasn't feeling up to it. Maybe tomorrow if it's nice out ?
Have a great weekend Doc. Blessings.
Can't believe how busy the Coffee Shop Stop has gotten these past 48 hours ---- What a relief! --- I was beginning to think the "men in white coats" might be coming to take me away for talking too much to myself!
Professir : Good to see you back on site, & sorry to hear you've had a rough year with health problems. Hopefully, if you managed a ride in temperature of 14F & enjoyed it enough to only call it "nippy", things are on the mend! I hope so anyway, as you need reasonable health to do just about anything that brings pleasure to your life. That looks to be a smart 105th Anniversary Sportster you have --- do you plan to use that for a trike conversion, or would you trade it in for a trike? Just wondering! Look forward to seeing you post more often, if you get the time.
JT : Been missing your posts too! Checked out that tyre video --- haven't heard of that make before, but they look the business if you want on/off road capability. Sounds like you have plans to do some more adventurous routes on the new bike --- A big change from your Goldwing rides!
Tinker : Glad life is moving forwards for you, even if some hard decisions have had to be made along the way. It's been quite a year for you, so hope the next one will see you sailing in calmer waters! Have you managed to sell your bike yet? If so, hope you got a good price for it!
Beemer : Hi! Didn't realise they were releasing a new film ("Why we Ride"). Sounds good, though unless it takes off, I have my doubts that it will get much showing over here in Scotland --- Maybe it will become available on DVD, or bits may end up on YouTube, so I might catch up with it eventually.
Al : Glad you are managing some "at home" time in Denver, & getting a chance to enjoy the new house. Hope the website operation isn't taking up too much of your spare time --- We seem to get the benefit, while you do the hard work! Doesn't seem entirely fair, but I know that we all appreciate your efforts with the Prayerbiker website, so Thanks for your commitment!
Hope all you other Prayerbiker brothers out there have a great Thanksgiving weekend!
God Bless --- Doc.
I don't do any "Serious" off roading , just dirt/gravel back roads down here as well as on the mountain . So far I haven't have much trouble with the factory tires , but there has been times where the roads did have a lot of loose "pea sized" stones on them . We've rounded a corner and there it was , pea stones all over the road. So I just want a better tire to dig down past loose gravel to the hard packed road under it. Most of the dirt roads we ride on you could drive a car on , they're not to rough . The skid plate will just protect the underside from stones or bottoming out. ( so far we haven't had trouble with bottoming out though )
Happy Thanksgiving Doc , and Happy Thanksgiving to the rest of the Prayerbiker crew here. Blessings to all.
We always carry our Grand Trunk Single Parachute Nylon Hammocks in our Panniers , you never know when you'll have to pull over and need a rest Read More...
You have to check on the web site for locations & possible showings. they post a date & time, and accept ticket orders, but don't bill until they get enough orders. If enough people order, then the movie showing goes ahead. They only charge your credit card once they are for sure having the showing.
Do you think it will come out on DVD in the future ? I don't go to the movies , I'd rather wait for the DVD where I can sit comfortably in my own chair to watch it. I've seen the perviews though , and it looks like a good movie.
Good morning JT! Yep that guy's an Aussie for sure, hunting on motorcycles, well there's something worth a shot haha!! I'm working in Aruba this week, it's really hot here. Heading back to Denver on Thursday.
Good morning Mr. Al ,
Hey , them Aussies are pretty dang smart. I'm jealous that I didn't think of that idea years ago , that would have been a lot of fun to hunt with a motorcycle
Going from Aruba to Denver is going to be a temperature shock !!
Hope you have a great weekend. God Bless Ya Brother.
Howdy Folks ,
Haven't heard from my prayerbiker friends here in a while , so I figured I'd check in on you. Weather is starting to get cold here in northern Wyoming and riding season will be coming to a close.
Hope you are all doing well and are in good health. May God Bless You All.
Now I'll leave you with this cool video I found on how to hunt with a motorcycle. The guy in the video sounds a little funny , kinda like Al ( Just kiddin Al , you know we love ya )
Hi there JT,
Got round to reading your link on "Health Benefits of Riding". Good to know that as well as being fun, riding does give some "Health Benefits" too, but in all honesty, I wouldn't advise anyone to give up their Gym membership just yet! Hope all is well with you up there in Big Horn country. I suppose that by now, the weather will be starting to close in on you. I've been up in the far Northerly Orkney Islands of Scotland this past couple of weeks (visiting my son), & although it's only about 500 miles North of where we live, it's sure a lot colder & windier! In fact, the winds are so constant & so strong, that there are no trees of any size on Orkney, as they don't get a chance to establish themselves.
Since I got back home, there has been a lot of rain & wind down here too, so I haven't managed much riding so far --- Staying pretty mild though, for the time of year.
Have been asked to take this coming Sunday's service at Church --- the subject is "Death to Life" (it's based around Jesus raising Lazarus from his tomb, 4 days after he died). It's a great miracle, & gives a lot of hope to all who place their faith in Jesus, so keep me in your prayers that I am up to the job of getting the message God wants sent out to his people.
Just heading out this morning with some members of the walking group I belong to --- pretty wet & windy, though, so I'll need to get the waterproofs on. Hope all Prayerbikers are well & enjoying the last days of Autumn, before winter sets in!
God Bless ---- Doc.
Good morning Doc ,
We had one snow storm already that dumped about a foot of heavy wet snow on us. The leaves hadn't fallen off the trees yet , so there was wide spread tree damage , as well as some power outages . But all the snow is melted and gone now , and it's sunny and warm right now.
I'd love to see some pictures you've taken of different places in Scotland , if you have some.
Prayer your Death to Life service goes well.
Stay dry. Blessings my friend.
Good morning Doc ,
Angels is a great topic. Personally , I believe in them. I think if the Lord wanted to send someone to help you , then it could be an angel. I can't say I have any personal experience with angels , but that doesn't mean I don't think they're real. I haven't personally met Jesus , but I believe with all my heart He's real and is my savior.
Sorry you didn't get to ride. Ole man winter will be here soon and we won't be able to ride for a few months , so we need to get all the riding we can in now.
On another note,
My wife and I , along with our good friend Dennis were able to attend a poker run for Shriners Childrens Hospital on Saturday Sept 21 , 2013 . All vehicles were welcome in this motorcycle poker run , most rode motorcycles , some took their cages and some took the Sheridan Trolley Bus . I don't know the exact numbers , but it was very much a success and a lot of money was raised for the Shriners Childrens Hospital. Everyone who won the poker run gave their winnings back to be donated to the childrens hospital and they also had 50/50 raffles and those winners also donated their winnings to the childrens hospital . All and all , it was a very nice poker run. We also had a great day for it , it was 85 degree F. and sunny with very little wind.
Here are a few pictures from the poker run.
Now that I've got that off my chest, the update on riding, at least in Scotland, is that it's got a lot cooler & a lot wetter this past week (Temps upper 40s/lower 50s). Had a fairly wet ride home a few days ago, but still fun, although the worst part (as you get older!) is all that bending you have to do to clean up the bike afterwards! Have also got more involved again in Church work, & have agreed to lead a service next week where the subject is "The Sacrificial Lamb", so keep me in your prayers that I get the message right, & that it's the message that God wants sent out!
The reason I said involved "again" , is that for a number of years, I was seriously p----- off by all the excess religiosity & hypocrisy that seemed to go along with belonging to certain churches --- seemed to me that it got in the way of really getting a relationship going with the one person that matters, the one who paid the price for our salvation on the Cross, & that was Jesus!
I'm pretty much in that same rut Doc.
When my wife and I first moved here we joined a church with over 400 members , because all our relatives and family lives over 2,000 miles away , we figured what better way to make new and good friends than through the church . Everyone was nice to you in church and they would talk with you on Sunday in the church before service . My wife and I handed out our phone number to many folks in the church and said "Give us a call and we can get together sometime. Maybe a BBQ or to play some board games etc.. No one ever called. My wife and I ended up making more friends through the motorcycle community , than we did through our own church. I found that sad .
We may find a new church soon. I'll have to pray on that. I love the Lord Jesus Christ and have excepted Him as my Lord and Savior .
Blessings my friend.
Hi Doc ,
The road is a dirt road , but it wasn't very rough at all. Just hard packed dirt. My bike rides almost as smooth on these types of dirt roads as it does on pavement. But there is no way I'd ever take a Goldwing up there , that's for sure.
The Hammock isn't very hard to get out of at all. I just roll over onto my side , put my legs over the side of the hammock and sit up. It's that easy. I find the Hammock more comfortable and supportive on my back than I do my reclining chair at home. I wish I could find the room and a way to hang my hammock up in the house.
The hammocks that have a cross bar on each end ( like these : www.amazon.com/Cotton-Double-Hammock-Spr...376497985&sr=1-3 ) are very easy to tip over and I won't use one , plus they aren't comfortable . But the type of hammock I have is almost impossible to tip over. You can also use them as a chair to if you wish.
I don't do any serious off roading with my bike , we just stick to the easy roads and trails that are fairly smooth. On the weekend I took these pictures we rode a total of 56 miles , and that's from home , up the mountain and back home again. Read More...