Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
The last several weeks, it has hovered around the 100 degree mark in the Atlanta area. Yesterday they reported 104 at the airport on the southSIDE. My wife's car was showing 108 as was our weather station at the house. At 100, I've found that sitting in traffic on a motorcycle equates to putting on leather chaps and a vented jacket and climbing straddle a radiator. Running 50-75 mph equates sitting in front of a NASCAR Jet Dryer. It is just plain hot. To add to the heat, we haven't had a rain in three weeks which has made for a lot of red clay dust in the air to stop up the sinuses. Weather.com is forecasting 60% chance of rain next Thursday. Here is hoping that it comes and that fall weather begins soon.
I'll think back on this span of weeks come this winter when I'm wearing electric gloves :)
The good news for the weekend: Killer creek Harley Davidson is having DEMO DAYS this Saturday, so I think I may have to go try out a couple of the new models.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
My friend Stephen turned 33 on Saturday. Over breakfast Saturday morning it occured to him that Tony was 53 and I was 43, so we are what he has to look forward to over the next 20 years. Almost the stages of life thing before your eyes. I checked and he didn't make any attempts on his own life, so he is adjusting well.
Isn't mid 30s when you start contemplating a motorcycle? :)
Saturday, August 11, 2007
When I rode to my brother's and back in one day (532 miles round trip). A number of friends who ride motorcycles regularly were astounded I had rode 500+ miles on a Sporty in one day. Well, I don't hold a candle to the members of the IronButt Association. They're first designation is double that:
SaddleSore 1000 (1000 miles in 24 hours)
BunBurner 1500 (1500 miles in 24 or 36 hours)
50cc Quest (coast-to-coast in 50 hours)
Now THAT my friends, is hard core.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
..ideas for shaping a more diverse, authentic, and transformation-centered church.
Author Sarah Cunningham goes beyond outlining 20-somethings dissillusionment with the established institutional church and offers ideas for moving beyond the dissillusionment - taking the message to those who aren't walking in the doors of the steeple bearing buildings.
A noteable except - 'We don't want to feel like we worship on an American Idol set.'
...'You know what gets our attention? Pure real-life humans in front of us and have them tell us about their real lives.'
Boy that flies in the face of buying more and more subwoofers, bigger screens, and fancy video backgrounds behind song lyrics. Interesting...
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
My helmet is off to this group of men. Pastor Phil Augilar, founder of Set Free Church Church in California and the Set Free Soldiers.
"We are SET FREE SOLDIERS. We are a group of men who
Love Jesus and Love to Ride Hard. We are not your
normal motorcycle club. Some say we are too Good for
the Bad guys, and too Bad for the Good guys. We don't
argue that. All we Soldiers know is that we take care
of our own and help plenty of others along the way. We
try to live Right in this Wrong world and let our
light shine wherever we may go. SFFS" - Set Free World Wide Ministry.