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What NBC Doesn't Want You to See

Here is what NBC doesn't want you to see during the Superbowl:

Myrtle Beach Soap Opera

I received this in the mail this week regarding the news out of Myrtle Beach.


Myrtle Beach Resorts To Bold Lies About Rally Cancellation
January 16, 2009
Source: USRiderNews

When the Mayor and Council of Myrtle Beach couldn’t persuade the Horry County Commission to go along with its plan to shut down the motorcycle rallies, they decided to take a different approach. They decided to lie and say the rallies have been cancelled.

Read the rest at: www.usridernews.com

And www.myrtlebeachbikeweek.com says "No Events Cancelled -- All Outside the City of Myrtle Beach
As many of you have heard or received information on the events being cancelled. Not exactly true – The events will take place in the County and surrounding Counties just not inside of the City of Myrtle Beach. The City of Myrtle Beach has begun a media campaign designed to deter the respectable, law abiding motorcycle enthusiast from coming to the area. There are businesses inside the City limits of Myrtle Beach that do supp…

Just a Reminder...

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Rolex 24 At Daytona
January 24 - 25, 2009

ARCA/REMAX Series Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200
February 7, 2009

Budweiser Shootout
February 7, 2009

Daytona 500 Qualifying presented by Kroger
February 8, 2009

Gatorade Duel 150 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying Races
February 12, 2009

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250
February 13, 2009

NASCAR Nationwide Series Camping World 300
February 14, 2009

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 51st DAYTONA 500
February 15, 2009

Global Warming - revisited

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Perhaps Al Gore, who also claims to have invented the internet, is simply, how can I say this delicately, WRONG?

Leprechaun Lunch

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So the majority of the morning you've been working frantically on support calls to resolve issues for 100 people that can't print. As soon as you get those 100 folks taken care of, you immediately get an emergency server down issue which traps you on the phone with Dell's award winning service and support for 45 mins to an hour and you watch everyone in the office walk out to lunch. Finally you get off the phone with Dell and its going on 1pm and you haven't been out of your chair since walking in at 7:45am. Now there is noone to go to lunch with so you're on your lonesome. What to do? What to do?

My answer was a trip to the local Irish Pub and Restaurant, The Loafing Leprechaun. The Leprechaun always has good service, good food, and a relaxing environment. Just what the doctor ordered.



A steaming hot cup of coffee, a french dip sandwich, and a little distraction the state of Georgia calls Keno for the days when there is no one else eating lunch and you're sittin…

The Answer to our Economy: Double Decker Smart Cars

Do NOT try this at home. These men are semi-trained semi-professionals. No animals were hurt in the making of this video. Two Smart Cars were slightly injured.

A.B.A.T.E Bike Show and Swap Meet

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Today was the A.B.A.T.E. Bike Show and Swap Meet at the North Atlanta Trade Center. Last Chance Ministries had a table so I convinced myself to make the one hour ride in the 35F degree and windy weather.

There was a pretty good turn out, lost of cool bikes and lots of things for sale. I won't bore you with more of my words, instead I'll let you look at bikes :)






Travel Report: Beautiful Downtown Denver

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I've seen my share of downtowns including downtown Atlanta where one encounters all manner of humanity (several that smell of urine and want you to give them all your money or want to sell you a pencil). My experince has been that most large city downtown areas are not somewhere you want to be when the sun goes down.

Imagine my suprise to arrive in downtown Denver to check into a hotel for a couple days of work within walking distance and to be told about Denver's downtown. The Business Improvement District and Downtown Denver Partnership are actually more than a pleasant sounding group of words. The City of Denver and the local businesses had enough foresight and were able to put aside all of the politics that hogtie most large cities (Atlanta pay attention here to create the 16th Street Mall.

What's the 16th Street Mall, you ask? It is the primary shopping and entertainment area of the city's downtown. More than 50 stores and restaurants line the 16-block long pedestri…

Not This Time You're Not! !

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I have spent a good bit of time flying since right before Christmas with my job. Two weeks in Michigan and then the first of this week I was in Denver. So, I've missed a lot of time getting to ride my Harley. So yesterday and this morning were my first real chance to get to commute on the bike again, and again I seized the moment.

During this morning's commute, I had almost a flashback. Traffic was flowing 65-70 mph and thick. I'm in the lefthand lane when the cars in front slam on their brakes, nose dive, and tires begin to squal. I firmly applied a considerable amount of front brake, and began applying some rear brake. You could hear the rear tire "chirp, chirp, chirp". I knew it was at the edge of locking so when I heard the light chirp, I lightly lifted my foot and kept applying pressure. I kept my head up looking at the space between the cars in the two lanes (along the dotted line separating the two lanes). When I was fully stopped with both feet on the asph…