Finally Finished Working (I Hope)
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1w ago
 It looks like I have finally finished up on my last job .Last Friday I buttoned it all up and yesterday I went kayaking ! RETIRED !  It was a good first day out on the water with mild weather and abundant sunshine . There was a pretty stiff breeze from the northwest so I didn't go too far out into the bay. Instead of doing my usual route I stayed in the harbor and enjoyed the calm water with no wind. Saw lots of birds like egrets ,geese,and an osprey sitting on her nest . After about an hour or so of paddling around in the harbor I found a nice spot along the shore to eat my lunc ..read more
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Today I Ride
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3w ago
 Heading out to the east on the Moto Guzzi today.Need it bad and it's a beautiful day. I was supposed to get in my little truck and head into Queens to buy these Crager rims for my wagon but the guy can't meet today so lucky me gets to head east into the Pine Barens for a day of fun . Still at it across the street working away my life on this basement kitchen but not today. This job is coming to an end now and that's it for me and construction jobs.I'm looking forward to some travel later on this summer and I need to get into shape to do that.I also need to get the bike in shape so I will ..read more
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Next Week
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2M ago
 Time is flying by faster and faster all the time and next week I am three quarters of a century old ! It's so strange getting old, never thought I would. You know the way I lived when I was young led me and everyone who knew me to believe I'd never make it out of my 20's.Well we were almost right but somehow I pulled back from the edge of the black hole that was I being sucked into and wandered off in a different direction alone for some time before I got pointed in the right direction. So, here I am now rapidly approaching the end of this life happy and living my life to the fullest . T ..read more
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I Truely Am A Motorcycle Addict
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2M ago
 Like the title says I am an addict. Over the last couple days I have come to terms with selling off my BMW K100 RS and my nice little 66 Valiant vert. Well this morning I'm looking through motorcycle parts for sale ads on Craigslist when I come across 2 service manuals for a BMW R60/5 . I look ,I respond because as I sell off the K100 I find myself with the time and space to finally get to fixing up this nice little 1971 BMW R60/5 that my friend Tony gave me way back when I finished restoring a 1966 Yamaha YM1 for him. I basically built him a brand new 1966 motorcycle.This was back in ..read more
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Yesterday
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2M ago
 Yesterday was a crappy day with the weather. It was raw and cloudy. I just couldn't get into riding so I went down to the basement. Started straightening up some and pulled out all my art supplies that I had brought home from my camp last October. Handling all this stuff got me motivated to set up a studio area up in the room where my three tortoises reside . So, I made space, put things away in the attic, brought up all my brushes and tubes of paint, set it all up and painted a picture of a stormy day at the ocean. Today is a repeat of yesterday with clouds,wind,some showers,and temps ..read more
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The Inventory Continues
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2M ago
 It seems like it's been going on forever but it;s really only been three months.I'm on the last model of bike and it's April . Life is good in many ways so I really have no complaints.I mean really,how can I complain about anything, I'm about to turn 75 years old !  Yup,the end of this month I'm am three quarters of a century old. Damn , when I was 20 no one thought I'd ever see 25 . Not even me but here I an down in the basement digging through boxes of antique motorcycle parts and planning my next motorcycle trip.Thought about getting a newer bike to head out with this September ..read more
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The Never Ending Inventory Job
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4M ago
 Maybe not never ending but it sure feels that way. Actually I'm making progress. I have 3 basic models of motorcycles I collect and have finished repacking and writing down what is in the boxes , numbering them , getting them on shelves in numerical order , and separating the junk to take to the scrap yard  for the two oldest models. Those are the Yamaha YDS3 / YM1 model and the Yamaha DS6 model.Next it's on to the R5 stuff.So,I am about three quarters of the way to the finish line for the inventory of the motorcycle parts.  When this phase is completed I move on to the clean u ..read more
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The Big Inventory Job
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5M ago
 Been down in the basement this last week sorting through boxes and boxes of motorcycle parts. It's an overwhelming job at times but I'm finally starting to see progress. I've been collecting parts for the 4 models of Yamaha two stroke bikes I'm interested in for the better part of forty years now . Last inventory was twenty years ago when we moved into the house we now live in. It all started way back when my little 1969 Yamaha DS6C got stolen from my back yard in 1978 . What happened is that it got stolen, destroyed, and recovered back in the late 70's . It sat while I fooled around wit ..read more
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Yesterdays Ride And Thinking About Tomorrow
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5M ago
 So yesterday it was beautiful outside and I went out on the K100 like I said I was going to do. The ride was great ! I ended up going for a 3 hour ride all over the place. Ended up at the beach for a short break then rode some more. I returned home around 3PM when the school buses hit the road. This is also when the number of assholes multiplies by a factor of ten. I have a window when I ride here in Long Island . I ride from about 10 AM until 3 PM when most of them are off the roads and working . It's my survival strategy . Now up in the Adirondacks I can ride as long as I'd like in sum ..read more
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Mid January Riding
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5M ago
 Yes it's mid January now . We have had some nasty weather here in New York but no real snow yet.  Serious rain and wind have been on the menu weekly but it's been on the warmer side. I managed to get the side yard in front of my garage all cleaned out last week. I moved the wood stove I bought back in September or October  into the garage . This was no easy job doing it alone at age 74 but I managed. Once in the garage where I had cleared a space for it I completely cleaned it inside and out then oiled the whole thing to protect it from rusting while not in use. It's going up t ..read more
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