Sunday’s ride & other stuff

Well, we did a long ride yesterday, 300+ miles. Well, that was my milage. Living 44 miles from the dealership, which was the starting and ending point of the ride, so round-trip is an additional 88 miles for me.

The ride was to Chama and the High Country Restaurant & Saloon, a SFHD favorite for one or two rides a year. The ride takes us through the red rocks region of Northern NM and other scenic areas. We returned to the store through Colorado on CO 17. Such a beautiful ride and it has some very nice twisties.

Other Stuff:
I have to tell you, I’m finding FB to be more informative and, sadly, more hateful lately. Recently I saw a video of a deranged liberal trashing a man’s car for having a Trump sticker on it. She slashed his tires and punctured his radiator and ruined the paint. He was on the phone with the cops at the time reporting what she was doing. I would have handled it myself, against advise of experts saying the police should be the ones to deal with things like that.

I’m starting to wind down my posting on FB and restricting my interactions to the groups where I’m a member. Even with that restriction I’m posting less in the groups. FB is so filled with liberal hatred of anyone or anything Trump or Republican that avoiding it is something I’m doing for my own sanity.

And then there’s the sensitive people that take offense at the slightest thing that you have to self-filter what you post and double check even the most innocent of posts so they are not butt-hurt.

Still not trained as a rider coach @ sFHD. Not the dealerships fault, but the MSF is to blame. The store is now talking about sending the 3 of us out of state to be trained. I’m willing to ride to any state but California for training. I doubt we’d have to go there since they have a different course than the rest of the country. Assholes just have to be different.

MAGA people! Peace.

The Mexican Maid

The Mexican maid asked for a pay increase.

The wife of her employer was very upset about this.

Wife: “Now, Maria, why do you think you deserve a pay raise?”

Maria: “Well, Senora, there are three reasons. The first is I iron better than you.”

Wife: “Who said that?”

Maria: “Jor huzban, he say so.”

Wife: “Oh yeah?”

Maria: “The second reason eez I am better cook.”

Wife: “Who said you were a better cook?”

Maria: “Jor huzban did.”

Wife: “Oh he did, did he??”

Maria: “The third reason is I am better at sex than you.”

Wife, really boiling now and through gritted teeth: “And did my husband say that as well?”

Maria: “No, Senora, Jose the gardener did.”

When you’re over seventy…………..who cares?

I was standing at the bar at the VFW one night minding my own business.
This FAT ugly chick came up behind me, grabbed my behind and said, “You’re kinda cute You gotta phone number?”
I said, “Yeah, you gotta pen?”
She said, “Yeah, I got a pen”.
I said, “You better get back in it before the farmer misses you.”
Cost me 6 stitches..but,
When you’re over seventy…………..who cares?
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I went to the drug store and told the clerk “Give me 3 packets of condoms, please.”
Lady Clerk: “Do you need a paper bag with that, sir?”;
I said “Nah… She’s purty good lookin’…..”
When you’re over seventy…………..who cares?
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I was talking to a young woman in the VFW last night.
She said, “If you lost a few pounds, had a shave and got your hair cut, you’d look all right.”;
I said, “If I did that, I’d be talking to your friends over there instead of you.”;
Cost me a fat lip, but…
When you’re over seventy…………..who cares?
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I was telling a woman in the Club about my ability to guess what day a woman was born just by feeling her breasts.
“Really” she said, “Go on then… try.”
After about thirty seconds of fondling she began to lose patience and said, “Come on, what day was I born?”
I said, “Yesterday.”
Cost me a kick in the nuts, but…
When you’re over seventy……………who cares?
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I got caught taking a pee in the swimming pool today.
The lifeguard shouted at me so loud, I nearly fell in.
When you’re over seventy……………who cares?
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I went to our VFW last night and saw a BIG woman dancing on a table.
I said, “Good legs.”
The girl giggled and said, “Do you really think so?”
I said, “Definitely! Most tables would have collapsed by now.”
Cost me 6 more stitches, but..
When you’re over seventy…………..who cares?

“Count your life by smiles, not tears, count your age by friends, not years, and remember we do not quit playing because we grow old…. we grow old because we quit playing”

10 Things That Will Disappear in Our Lifetme

1. The Post Office
Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive. Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills.

2. The Check
Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with check by 2018. It costs the financial system billions of dollars a year to process checks. Plastic cards and online transactions will lead to the eventual demise of the check. This plays right into the death of the post office. If you never paid your bills by mail and never received them by mail, the post office would absolutely go out of business.

3. The Newspaper
The younger generation simply doesn’t read the newspaper. They certainly don’t subscribe to a daily delivered print edition. That may go the way of the milkman and the laundry man. As for reading the paper online, get ready to pay for it. The rise in mobile Internet devices and e-readers has caused all the newspaper and magazine publishers to form an alliance. They have met with Apple, Amazon, and the major cell phone companies to develop a model for paid subscription services.

4. The Book
You say you will never give up the physical book that you hold in your hand and turn the literal pages I said the same thing about downloading music from iTunes. I wanted my hard copy CD. But I quickly changed my mind when I discovered that I could get albums for half the price without ever leaving home to get the latest music. The same thing will happen with books. You can browse a bookstore online and even read a preview chapter before you buy. And the price is less than half that of a real book. And think of the convenience! Once you start flicking your fingers on the screen instead of the book, you find that you are lost in the story, can’t wait to see what happens next, and you forget that you’re holding a gadget instead of a book.

5. The Land Line Telephone
Unless you have a large family and make a lot of local calls, you don’t need it anymore. Most people keep it simply because they’ve always had it. But you are paying double charges for that extra service. All the cell phone companies will let you call customers using the same cell provider for no charge against your minutes.

6. Music
This is one of the saddest parts of the change story. The music industry is dying a slow death. Not just because of illegal downloading. It’s the lack of innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like to hear it. Greed and corruption is the problem. The record labels and the radio conglomerates are simply self-destructing Over 40% of the music purchased today is “catalogue items,” meaning traditional music that the public is familiar with. Older established artists. This is also true on the live concert circuit. To explore this fascinating and disturbing topic further, check out the book, “Appetite for Self-Destruction” by Steve Knopper, and the video documentary, “Before the Music Dies.”

7. Television Revenues
To the networks are down dramatically. Not just because of the economy. People are watching TV and movies streamed from their computers. And they’re playing games and doing lots of other things that take up the time that used to be spent watching TV. Prime time shows have degenerated down to lower than the lowest common denominator. Cable rates are skyrocketing and commercials run about every 4 minutes and 30 seconds. I say good riddance to most of it. It’s time for the cable companies to be put out of our misery. Let the people choose what they want to watch online and through Netflix.

8. The “Things” That You Own
Many of the very possessions that we used to own are still in our lives, but we may not actually own them in the future. They may simply reside in “the cloud.” Today your computer has a hard drive and you store your pictures, music, movies, and documents. Your software is on a CD or DVD, and you can always re-install it if need be. But all of that is changing. Apple, Microsoft, and Google are all finishing up their latest “cloud services.” That means that when you turn on a computer, the Internet will be built into the operating system. So, Windows, Google, and the Mac OS will be tied straight into the Internet. If you click an icon, it will open something in the Internet cloud. If you save something, it will be saved to the cloud. And you may pay a monthly subscription fee to the cloud provider. In this virtual world, you can access your music or your books, or your whatever from any laptop or handheld device That’s the good news. But, will you actually own any of this “stuff” or will it all be able to disappear at any moment in a big “Poof?” Will most of the things in our lives be disposable and whimsical? It makes you want to run to the closet and pull out that photo album, grab a book from the shelf, or open up a CD case and pull out the insert.

9. Joined Handwriting (Cursive Writing)
Already gone in some schools who no longer teach “joined handwriting” because nearly everything is done now on computers or keyboards of some type (pun not intended)

10. Privacy
If there ever was a concept that we can look back on nostalgically, it would be privacy. That’s gone. It’s been gone for a long time anyway.. There are cameras on the street, in most of the buildings, and even built into your computer and cell phone. But you can be sure that 24/7, “They” know who you are and where you are, right down to the GPS coordinates, and the Google Street View. If you buy something, your habit is put into a zillion profiles, and your ads will change to reflect those habits.. “They” will try to get you to buy something else. Again and again and again.

All we will have left that which can’t be changed…….are our “Memories”.

Logic is dead.
Excellence is punished.
Mediocrity is rewarded.
And dependency is to be revered.

This is present-day North America…………….
When crooks rob banks they go to prison.
When they rob the taxpayer they get re-elected

I am a husband, father, grandfather, friend, business owner, traveller, Harley rider, citizen, patriot, gun owner, politically eclectic person of strange personal habits. I support police, trust no politicians, and can argue any side of an argument just to amuse myself. People love me or hate me and those that are in-between don't know me.


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