Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Friday, 17 July 2009
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
I think I'm leaving my wife.
It's been coming for a long time.
It still hurts though.
Not sure if she loves me or what I do for her.
Not sure she wants to make me Happy and I'm not sure i want to make her Happy.
She said she loves me for the first time in years yesterday.
Not sure I love her.
Not in love that's for sure.
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
I bought new tires for the Bandit.Shinko 009's
They are the nicest handling tires I've had ,so far anyway.
The Bike just falls over in turns.
Sounds bad but it's actually a good thing.
I need quite a few more klicks to know for sure but I'm really loving the feel.
A great bike made better.
And $250 for a pair versus $235 for a replacement rear Michelin Pilot Road 2 makes it just that much sweeter.
Well off for a ride :)
Thursday, 11 June 2009
I don't really enjoy the race but I do enjoy the drunken antics. You see it's guys weekend.
Sweet, I know I need the break and I'm pretty sure everyone else does too.
There's nothing like a Little inebriated go-cart racing to make a weekend perfect.
I'll wave from the stands if you're watching Sunday.
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Friday I was stopped by a police officer who let me know that my license was under Suspension.
I had turned right at a street that did not allow right turns after 3 Pm on May 5th 2008.
I received a ticket but I forgot somehow to pay it.
So now I have wasted a day off at the Court house at Markham road and Milner trying to pay the fine and will have to pay an additional $150 for a reinstatement fee.
Plus I can't drive the car or more importantly ride the Bandit.
And the weather is PERFECT.
How I have allowed this series of events to unfold?
Management. Or Mismanagement as it were.
A constant theme in my life.
I don't manage my Weight, My Money, My Diabetes, My Fitness or My Whatever.
So what do I do to correct this way of being? No Idea but change I will.
This is not first time I have caused myself grief like this. I plan it to be the last.
I don't believe that the universe is communicating with me.
I don't believe it ever has but I am forced to admit that it's almost like there's a message in all this.
A lot of my life would have been better if I had taken care of things.
Of course I do manage some things.
The Bikes, My diabetes to some extent and even my weight. But nothing quite as well I might.
In the mean time I feel like an Idiot . But have to keep giving myself positive energy or I'll get depressed.
So Universe how to I change into a person in control?
Monday, 11 May 2009
Friday, 1 May 2009
I KNOW I should not be taking things personally. I know that. But random permission changes at work. No communication from my boss . And the lack of trust else ware are making me very uptight. I kicked an innocent chair earlier. A chair. A chair that has never let me down. Unlike my boss and some other coworkers.
I used to let stuff just roll off,. I am going to have make a major change or suffer dire consequences I think.
I can see that now but I’m scared. Flat out scared
This can’t go on.
Friday, 24 April 2009
So the albums.
I can honestly say I like them all. Some more than others ,Fully Completely is my favourite but not by much and my favourite song is Three Pistols off Road Apples. I like the rockers more than the slower songs usually. But I like them all. The new album goes off in a new direction. I'm listening to Honey,Please as type. Sweet. Great song. Great Album. I bought the Deluxe package that came with a T-Shirt and "Live from the Vault" Vol 4. LOVING the live stuff. I'm going to buy the other 3 MP3 downloads. Just great I love that it's all raw from the sound board. And not all "Framton Comes alive squeaky clean" it's honest.
A LOT of friends don't get it. Some don't like the music or the cryptic lyrics. Some don't like the fact that they are from Kingston. Only bands from outside Canada are cool kind of thing. I like, no love their Canadianism. Unashamedly Canadian sometimes. I love that. And why not. Canada is the greatest place on earth what's not to love?
Monday, 20 April 2009
It was Humble and Fred's blogs that got me thinking I'd do one as well so it's there fault I'm doing this.
On May 2nd at the Dominion on Queen Humble and Fred are getting together for a 20th anniversary Podcast .They are having an open house that runs from 1:30 til the last diehard leaves. They will be holding for doing some old bits and saying hi to long time fans like myself . The podcast itself will be on their blogs sometime down the road.
http://www.canadianthinker.com/ and http://www.humblehoward.com/
If you were /are a fan I hope you make it out. Maybe a good response will get them together on the air again.
Friday, 17 April 2009
Looks great sounds wicked especially at +4000 RPM .
The sound obsession is more than a little childish.
But a HUGE part of the motorcycle experience.
For me anyway and for most guys I think.Motorcycles should be a little anti_social right?
See your neighbour down the street with the Harley with open pipes.
Mine is not nearly that loud. But it's loud enough.Good times.
One more reason I LOVE the Bandit.
Now what about a jet kit?
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
there's no other Way to put it.
The weather is driving me mad right now .
Intellectually I know it's early April and riding weather is unlikely on any given day.
But the few warm days we have had have spoiled me .
I NEED to ride SOON.
And guess where I will be over the long weekend.
200km's away from my bike that's where.
They better have Rum.
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
This particular bike was bought used in 2008 for $4700. I could have got one cheaper but that’s life and I don’t care. It is a second generation Bandit 1200 and 2001 was the only year they came in Red in Canada. I have no idea why as the red is spectacular. Really, it looks way better than the far more common silver and blue. Of course YMMV on the colour. (Red is the FASTER colour of course)
I can’t articulate what it is about being on this bike that gets me. Just getting on and out the driveway puts a smile on my face. A lot of life’s difficulties seem quite trivial when I’m moving. Being leaned over and focusing really makes me happy and glad I’m on the planet. I don’t always feel that way so it’s pretty important to me. Now almost any bike gives me some of that . Bikes are like that, riding is like that. But I’ve ridden quite a few bikes and none are quite what my Bandit is. My brother in law and a friend both have 1200 Bandits and neither one does it for me. The brother in laws is a first generation and I find it vibrates too much. My friend’s is a 2002 and it just didn’t fit, it should have but it didn’t.
And that’s about it I suspect I’ll return to this again. And Again.
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Good because it’s easy to configure and install Windows. Monkeys can do it.
Bad because when things go badly often Microsoft can’t tell you why.
In the system logs for Servers , errors (and tons of other crap) are logged.
Each error has an error code.
Microsoft kindly provides a link to “Information” regarding the error if you click on it .
Mostly the page that opens when you follow that link says .
There is no additional information about this issue in the Error and Event Log Messages or Knowledge Base databases at this time."
Or even better provides links to errors in Windows NT. which would be fine if we still used NT but we don't. In fact we only have 3 Windows 2000 boxes left.
What bothers me most about this is Microsoft wrote the code. They came up with a number for the error.
Why DON”T they Know what the Number means???????????????? If they don’t who does?
There are website all over the net that try to decipher these errors. A favourite of mine is called EventID.Net.
If you go there you can look up these error codes and hopefully figure out what they mean.
Usually though each code has multiple meanings.
How is that even possible?
I don’t ever expect to know that answer to this. Microsoft’s latest release Windows Server 2008 still provides the same non answers to the error codes.
Maybe in server 2045 they will figure it out. With any luck I’ll be retired by then.
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Agree, disagree, think before you post.
That's not happening of course. Many of the worst are on Humble Howard's blog http://www.humblehoward.com/ Fred Patterson's Blog http://www.canadianthinker.com/ and Toronto Mikes Blog http://www.torontomike.com/ . I presume that at least in Fred and Howard's case people going to their Blogs are fans. So why all the Aggro?
Not taking things personally will be the key of course. I hope I can pass that test.
I ride a Red 2001 Suzuki Bandit 1200. Last year I rode 25000+ Km's.
I live in a house previously owned by Dave Keon who wore #14 for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 60's and early 70's.
So that is where redbandit14 comes from.
I ride with the Southern Cruisers Riding Club chapter 383 in Toronto and count them amongst my best friends.
I am married to a wonderful woman named Angela who also rides ,lucky for me. She has a 2003 Honda 750 Shadow ACE Deluxe.
Last year we went to the east coast on the bikes ,this year we are going to North Carolina.
I hope I'm a little more than the one dimension I've posted so far but for now that's all I have.