The Meandering Geezer in Idaho

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Metalcarver, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    And for all you artsy fartsy types out there. Musical Motorcycles!

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  2. Ladybug

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    Nice!
  3. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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  4. thirsty 1

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    Ohlins ?
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  5. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Much less snow in the mountains than this time last year. Looks like pretty deep in Montana and Yellowstone to pretty dry in the SW. Maybe Skyline Drive over the Wasatch in Utah will be open before August this year.

    NRCS
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  6. Metalcarver

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    More Cabin Fever 99 years ago...
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  7. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Wansfel, who has organized many ADV adventures, has had a massive stroke. They seem to be keeping people posted on 2018 BOM thread
    Currenty out of ICU. One of those guys you know you're going to like forever in an instant.
    [​IMG]

    My point is, a lot of you guys are geezers. Take care of yourselves dammit! It's been a year and a half since my stroke, getting much better, but will never be the same. Easier to avoid than to fix. (hind sight is 20/20)

    According to Harvard Medical, to lessen the chances:

    1. Lower blood pressure. ...
    2. Lose weight. ...
    3. Exercise more. ...
    4. If you drink — do it in moderation. ...
    5. Treat atrial fibrillation. ...
    6. Treat diabetes. ...
    7. Quit smoking

    Now, not later.
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  8. TheAdmiral

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    Wow. Did not know him but followed the BOM's over the years.

    I know you speak from personal experience on the matter and us other old geezers or wanabe old geezers should take action if we haven't already.

    Thanks for posting this.
  9. Ladybug

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    I've been check the BOM thread first thing each morning and as soon as I get home from work hoping for a miracle.

    It was so wonderful seeing you out riding last summer after you had your stroke and I pray for Ron to receive the same type of miracle.

    Thank you for the reminder of taking care of ourselves before something happens. I'm good with 5 out of the 7 and I'm working on losing weight but I had exercise. I'd hate being in the hospital even more so maybe exercise isn't all that awful.

    Hopefully all my geezers friends will do what they need to do to stay healthy.
  10. Metalcarver

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    Ron passed away yesterday. See above link.
  11. TheAdmiral

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    Dang, very sad
  12. bomose

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    Sorry to hear. I got a pacemaker 3 years ago after running all my life. Yes, do take care of yourselves and have fun while you can, as I'm sure Wansfel did. You just never know when things will happen.
  13. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Just saw where Hubert Kreigel of RTW fame died in January. Seems we have the makings of a Fimbulwinter. Lest we get all morose during the dark months some words to think on by William Henley,

    Invictus

    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.

    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.
  14. Idahohigh

    Idahohigh Been here awhile Supporter

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    Deep
  15. Metalcarver

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    Well shit. To help get back on track. From the immortal Bo Diddly :

    The night was dark the sky was blue
    Down the alley an ice wagon flew
    Door banged open , Somebody screamed
    You oughta heard just what I seen
  16. Metalcarver

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    Currently in Port Angeles . Springtime! Lots of quiet serene places around the Olympic Peninsula . .. it's just that to get between them you might have to kill someone .
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  17. dammitdave

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    Just in time for the thaw and some sunshine...enjoy your visit! dd
  18. Metalcarver

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    Well it kind of looks like the Puget sound area and Olympic Peninsula are settled. When somebody dies or gets excommunicated then there's an opening. 5 places available when we left 0 left when we started looking. If you ask a price, that causes inflation. But it's not just there. I've been all over the west and really it's pretty much the same everywhere. There are twice as many people in the US now as there were when I got married. You look at any city around and the only home sites left are under cultivation or perched on some ridiculous hillside where people who want other people to think they are wealthy plop their snobby round butts.

    Good thing is, it's just not fashionable to go to the places I like to go and hang out with the people I do. Which means we don't see anybody for miles and miles and miles. Hell, some of those people go lickety split over gnarly bare nikked ground. Anyway, my point is, pretty much anywhere in the west is only 2 days trailering distance from pretty much anywhere else in the west. So making the transition to just thinking of the driveway as a launching pad rather than an exclusive estate (ahem). And now to get back to serious shit like extramarital farkelingus and planning the Great Basin Boogie.
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  19. Idahohigh

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    So I take it we aren’t moving? If and when you do moves I am thinking retro is in your future E8A59967-93A5-402C-AEF4-C95BE3F092C1.jpeg
  20. Metalcarver

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    It's a definite maybe. Winter's are hard on M'Lady. If I had any sense at all they'd be hard on me.

    OK... a color coordinated shitter in Mt. Home Idaho. There's gotta be a story behind that one.