Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
If you have ever had the pleasure of seeing the cable series, DVD or reading the book of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman's motorcycle adventure, "The Long Way Around", you are in for another treat.
The guys did it once again. In 2007 they planned and completed a trip from Scotland through to the southern tip of Africa on a couple of BMW R 1200 GS Adventures. Here is little taste ....
If you want to be one of the first to get in on the fun, July 31st at 7:30pm is a one time only showing of the entire "Long Way Down" on the big screen in HD at select theatres only. Go to the official website here and type in your zip code to see where it will be playing near you.
If you can't make that exciting premiere showing, the series will begin Saturday, Aug. 2 on Fox Reality Channel. The entire series was apparantly shown last winter, but it will be shown again for those of us who missed it the first time. If it is as riveting as the first trip, I will be buying the DVD and watching it repeatedly.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Last Sunday we wanted to ride with my son and a couple of his friends. The day was turning out to be a perfect riding day with temps in the 70's. Nate had some chores and things to take care of around the home, so we decided to ride the 30 miles to his house and maybe get him moving and ready to ride. We finally left his house around 3pm and decided to ride to Jimi's house.
We had a nice easy evening ride up to Conway. We had dinner there and heard a rock-a-billy band singing for that evening. The crowd seemed to enjoy the music. I endured it. They were starting kareoke later. Luckily we left before that began. I have never understood the fascination with listening to people sing badly who don't realize how bad they are. Maybe that's why I have never watched American Idol. Anyway, we did all have good pub food and beverages. We decided to ride east and follow our favorite Highway 9 south as each of us would drop off the group and head home. Dave and I live the furthest south so we had the farthest to go back, but it was nice to be riding in the evening. We got home just before dark.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
One day recently my co-worker pulled up into the parking lot at work on this crazy scooter. He had just bought it and is getting used to riding. It is so crazy looking that every day we watch as people walk by our building, take a second look at the bike, and you can see the puzzled look on their faces as they notice the two wheels in front. Almost everyone turns and walks around the bike to see what it is. It's funny and entertaining to watch.