Well, I’d planned to wake up this morning rather late before working on the blog and going for a short ride. But then plans have a way of changing. I still got out for a ride and got this picture which I think is one of the best in recent memory
Tomorrow will be back to work, but I think I can handle that
Have a great day, everyone
I did the pic a day thing a couple of years ago and it was a bit of a challenge at times. Pinch started in on it, so I figured why not follow along with him and start in again myself
I was really darn tired today for no reason that I can think of, but I did manage to go for a short ride
Summer in Vegas can cook just about anything, but it also comes with longer days. The pics that make up this panorama were taken right about 1545 hours and you can see that the sun is just about completely down. If this had been the middle of summer, it would be around 1940 hours before this much shadow had fallen. Yes, I sweat buckets on the bike in the summer. Somehow, I really don’t mind it while it’s happening. I just drink more water I’m looking forward to longer days
Have fun everyone
Surprisingly good weather prevailed in Las Vegas for the last day of 2011 Of course, I took advantage of the weather and went for a motorcycle ride and had a most enjoyable time out in Red Rock canyon
I had hoped to ride through the scenic loop before going to the overlook on the main road, but when I arrived at the entrance plaza I was informed that the loop was closed due to an accident. I headed on up to the overlook to wait before seeing if the loop would re-open and found quite the scene. It turns out that the accident involved a rock climber and all the emergency responders decided to use the overlook as a base of operations.
I don’t know if everyone wanted to see a helicopter take off, but it seemed like every motorcyclist within a 10+ mile range had converged on the overlook. Cruisers, touring bikes, sport bikes, standards, dual sports and a bit later even a scooter all showed up
The helicopter eventually took off and just about everyone else left as well. Here’s wishing the injured climber all the best and a speedy recovery!
I’m not leaving my new watch on the handlebars – I just wanted to make sure a watch would work there That watch is one of my Christmas presents It’s a Casio G-Shock GWM850-1 and it wasn’t cheap For the money, you do get some really great features. This watch is solar powered and will charge from even relatively dim light sources like fluorescent lights. It also sets itself daily using the radio signal from the atomic clocks around the world so you know it will always be accurate
The idea of strapping a watch to the GPS mounting bracket worked perfectly, so I went to Wal-Mart and picked up a very inexpensive Casio that’s not a G-Shock but is still waterproof and has an electroluminescent back light that’s easy to activate even with gloves on. Finally, I have a clock in easy view on the bike
You might also notice the odometer reading – I’ve now officially traveled 7,000 miles on my V-Star! The odometer read 8436.5 when I first rode it and it was up to 15461.8 when I took this picture. Remember that my daily commute to work is only about four miles round trip and you can get an idea of just how much I love to ride this fine machine
It’s always a treat to have good lighting like this when you have a camera handy
I couldn’t believe how gorgeous the sunset turned out tonight These pictures really don’t do it justice, especially when you’ve seen it from the saddle of a motorcycle. Still, I don’t think they turned out half bad at all
Actually, after watching a few James Bond movies (especially the ones with Sean Connery), going for a good motorcycle ride that produced some pretty decent photos, and chatting with friends on the phone, I’d say today was pretty darn good
That’s all for this post, but I’ll have another one published soon. Have a great day everyone
Sometimes I just need a good motorcycle ride to clear my head. This was one of those days. A storm had come through California and Nevada a couple of days before and caused quite a few calls at work. At least I had a good ride with nice scenery
By the way – Yes, I know what day it is and I’ll have another post up soon
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