Friday, May 28, 2010


Thank you, Dad, and all the others who have defended our country.

Fading light, falling night.
Trumpet calls as the sun sinks in flight.
Sleep in peace, comrades dear,
God is near

'Taps' by John Mitchum

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Question was asked by Indi in the last post about the motorcycle. Here's the facts:

-1978 Honda CB750K
-Vetter SS fairing
-Came with Calafia black saddle bags and tail trunk (had to remove for new pipes...still have them if anyone's interested)
-@13,500 miles (as of May 2010)

Bought in December '06. Wife and a friend were keeping their horses on some land with a barn on the edge of town. He had been storing the bike there and had not ridden it for several years (had 7,500 miles on it then). At the time we had the one car so I told the friend to let me know if he ever wanted to sell it and, by golly, he took me up on it. Didn't take much checking to realize that $95 a year for insurance and 35+mpg in town beat a second car hands down...not to mention the fun factor.

Cleaned it up, had to replace the rusted out pipes, rebuild the carbs and recover the seat but otherwise it was in really good shape. Use it for in town running around. Don't want to put too many miles or too much wear and tear on it as there aren't too many like it left. Someday might like to get a newer one to use for my dream trip to Montana but for now this one fits the bill just right.