ANGER management...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Just GO!, May 23, 2010.

  1. Just GO!

    Just GO! Countersteer it.

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    I slammed the phone into it's cradle, hanging up on the person on the other end of the call. I was so pissed I couldn't see straight. Usually that saying isn't taken too literally but after I hung up I turned, took one step and placed my face into the corner of the kitchen door frame. After that I wasn't seeing straight.....dats a fact. :baldy

    It takes a lot for me to get cranked enough to hang up on someone (other than tele-marketers)...but I was there. And I don't know why I expend the effort to get all pissed at anything. I not big enough to hurt anyone but myself. :bluduh

    I staggered from the kitchen and back the hallway past my 18 year old son's room. From inside his room I hear mumbling......."anger management" is all I could make out. "Yeah, I chuckled, That's what I need!" Sarcasm so thick it was dripping from my words.

    Anger management..."HA!"

    Two-wheeled therapy is more like it. That's what I needed and it was waiting out in the work shed in the form of a KLR250.........:nod

    I changed clothes, grabbed my old POS Fuji S5000, threw on some riding gear and unchained the KLR.....15 cubic inches of ANGER MANAGEMENT! I kicked some life into it and pointed it in the direction of town. After stopping for gas I headed for the backroads and a little "West and wewaxation.".........



    Stop.


    The smell of horses. Good for the (my) soul.


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    I was born and raised not too far from here. Four brothers shared one small bedroom in a tiny house...two bunks, a couple dressers for clothes and the whole world to explore.




    There's only three of us now....since 1979.




    These roads, I haven't traveled much in later years, but they are as familiar as if I had rode them just yesterday.

    Let's go KLR...manage my anger.....

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    Stop.

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    Rusted old relic. Not worth a damn.....but there is something here.............

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    More management please..........

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    Stop.


    Reflect......

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    One day all this anger won't amount to......................














    anything.






    So keep up the good work KLR. I'm startin' ta feel better.







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  2. Stkmkt1

    Stkmkt1 Been here awhile

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    I've yet to have "anger management" issues, but I've been close. This weekend, I went riding with both my wife and my oldest son. Both have just gotten their motorbike license and did great in the beginner MSF course.

    Both are taking turns riding a Honda 250 Rebel. Wife rode nearly 60 miles Saturday and the son rode about 40 today. The beauty of both of these rides was that we rode along mostly back rodes, often not getting over 40 MPH. It was about 90 degrees today and both were in full ATHGATT for the first time in the heat.

    Both rides for me and them were very relaxing. We rode among trees, my son experienced the cooling effect trees have on the surrounding area as you ride past them. My wife just wanted to ride and ride and ride.

    And for me, all the problems of the previous work week just melted away. I have often told friends that when I have a bad day, there is nothing more relaxing than taking a bike ride. and it seems it works great for you too.

    Great pictures. And I really like the "rust" pictures. I could sit an stare at old equipment like that for a good long while.

    Thanks for taking the pictures and sharing them with us.
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  3. Just GO!

    Just GO! Countersteer it.

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    Stop and watch the setting sun for a few minutes from Pleasant Ridge Road....

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    Photo-op for my therapist................:lol3

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    An old bible saying came to my mind here............Ephesians, 4:26.

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    "let not the sun go down upon your wrath."






    So............................... on we go....:kumbaya

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  4. Kylie Lee

    Kylie Lee Adventurer

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    Awesome pics:clap
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  5. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    With (finally) a break in the weather here (at the end of a long weekend no less) you've inspired me to a little anger management session of my own today.

    That truck fascinates me. What is that? Some early oil field wireline model? Anybody know?
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  6. waltwhitman

    waltwhitman Been here awhile

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    I hear ya, good post
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  7. Just GO!

    Just GO! Countersteer it.

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    I'm not an expert....maybe water well rig. :dunno

    They were common around here years ago. As were oil rigs.

    I'm always drawn to old, retired equipment like that.
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  8. thunder63

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    Thanks for sharing, seems like life is trying to beat life out of us. The grave stones sure put "Now" into perspective. The end of the day should be the end of a lot of "wrath" and worry. Thanks for allowing me to reflect with you.
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  9. Just GO!

    Just GO! Countersteer it.

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    Perfect evening for a short ride. Cool air, clear sky.....I had the sun setting on one shoulder and the moon rising on the other......

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    It's like being in two different worlds at the same time. Take in the sun then turn your back and get mooned......:lol3



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    What's that up ahead? You have to be careful on these gravel roads....large stones and all.........

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    Where you heading, Mr. Box Turtle? He looked like he was managing his anger very well....so why should I be angry....:dunno

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    Let's motor, Doc..........................




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  10. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    You may be right. Possibly more water related than oil related. The sad thing about seeing equipment like that is that at some point it probably cost more than the homes of the nearest two families. One wonders how it just got parked and abandoned and what circumstances led to that. Interesting stuff and most of our local fields and pastures anywhere have similar examples of vehicles, equipment and farm implements just suddenly parked one day.
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  11. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    Nice Denny. :thumb :lurk
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  12. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Well done.

    You turned a negative into a positive. :thumb

    Nice to see the horses, the snake and the turtle.
    Good sunset too.

    Thanks.
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  13. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    +1
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  14. Just GO!

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    Sad but true. Like I mentioned before, I grew up about 2 miles from where that rig is resting. The homes in that neighborhood back then and some even now were really very modest abodes.

    But there was activity, interaction. Folks actually talked and visited with each other. We were neighbors.

    There was always something going on with the kids in the area......football, baseball, the swimming hole, and best of all......TAG! :clap
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  15. on_the_edge

    on_the_edge Goat Herder

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    A little riding is always great medicine for the soul, and your pics remind me of how much I miss the midwest. I also miss the small town fare--talking to folks, knowing everyone in the neighborhood, being friendly and actually having a conversation. Today, your neighbors don't want to know you or talk to you, and the younger generation is generally too busy texting to know how to have a face-to-face conversation. Different times for sure...:(:
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  16. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    :thumb :thumb Nice !! Pics are sweet, btw what kind of snake was that? Looks venemous?

    Joe
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  17. Just GO!

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    He's harmless....common black snake. Or black rat snake. Or black racer. Not exactly sure ...there's more than one specie of "black snake" but the ones around here, SE Ohio, are harmless and good to have around.
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  18. bubby-joe

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    I had a session on Thursday last week a letter saying that 395+ had been removed (stolen) from this months cpp cheque, balance of 15.59 for an issue that was supposed to be gone last march. So with juggling all the bills the gas bill won't get paid until there's a disconect notice but at least we will eat this month but the future is very unstable. Sorry no picture's, I was far to pissed for rational thought. didn't think of the camera but your pick's are very soothing thanks.

    Out came (my rolling therapy) BMW R-65 daily rider (tremclad metal flake blue) and 138Km later I no longer wanted to kill something but I'm still mad enough to go back to court and this time seek compensation for 15 years of lost income due to harrasment and have everything thrown out on constitutional voilations and to remove an illegal lien on co owned property. Fmep can be (NO IS) without a dought the most persistent collection agency on earth, with the backing of government and a very flawed legal system in these matters it's no wonder there is a lot of the men kill themselves. Probably didn't have a ride or it was winter.
    Not to worry rolling therapy's gas and insurance comes from the collection of cans and bottles so far the government hasn't found a way to make me pay taxes on this and if they do I find some other way to suplement for those costs.

    Oh yah before any comments on the paint about tremclad not making a metal flake paint yes they do it's called (hammer finished) and I mixed a pint of ocean blue hammer finish with 3/4th's pint of cobalt blue for the color I got and have had a lot of comments on the color. BTW the paint came from the local recyclers for free.

    It's far from the prettiest but it run's perfect first time in my life I've seen (repair manual picture perfect spark plugs) usually a little to dark or blistered but never perfect untill this one. 5 gallons of 87 octane juice seems to go forever I've never hit the reserve before a fill and usually go for 400 miles or more to the fill and pee stop. All this with no heaters of any kind below 32 degrees is not that uncommon in the early spring, first ride this spring coming out of Quesnel B.C. 0630 on a Sunday morniing and minus 6 till I got up into the sun and 50 miles to the first coffee. Now that's therapy
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  19. Just GO!

    Just GO! Countersteer it.

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    Dr. KLR was earning it's money tonight. The therapy was working. Riding causes my mind to focus. Focus on the task at hand...riding...and not stoopit shit that it's so easy sometimes for me to get all red-faced over.

    But I can multi-task when riding also. Especially on a ride like this...slow and easy. Ride, observe, contemplate, stop, look, listen.

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    If I hadn't been mutli-tasking I would have missed this wonderment..............:huh

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    Talk about mult-tasking. Now I ask you, "What could you not accomplish with that Swiss army.............. thing? :lol3

    The KLR seat is multi-tasking tonight also. It's also serving as a psychiatrist's couch. :ricky


    I'm on Sugar Run Road now, the light of the day fading, looping my way back toward home.

    Mind at ease.


    Stop.

    Old rusted relics and old abandon structures.....

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    This is where I live. No, not this particular place :lol3, but here, rural America, SE Ohio, the Heartland.

    My family, my friends, my work, my pleasure are all right here.

    Some can't wait to get the hell outta here.

    I can't find any good reason to leave. :thumb

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    We've had plenty of rain here of late....the corn is coming on.

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    The corn is coming on and my Fuji is struggling with the rapidly fading light...

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    What say there, Doc. Head for home?




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  20. GSA Dave

    GSA Dave Dazed and Confused

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    Hey Just GO! All looks familiar. I grew up in Parkersburg, WV. Where specifically are you at?
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