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Robert (Bob) Fleischer is also known as Snowbum; "The Expatiating Scribe of the Sierra"
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and why it is here,
it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
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Below, in my seventies, I'm at the top
of Heavenly Valley Ski Resort, 5 miles
from my house (plus a lot of vertical!),
just before doing Ellie's Run, one of
of my favorite runs on the California
side. It is mostly hidden, begins just
to the left in this photo, and a photo
of it from near the very top, is below.
The K1100LT-EML Sidecar rig...
when it still had the BMW Police
box on rear & solo seat
A motorcycle is not just a two-wheeled car;
the difference between driving a car and
climbing onto a motorcycle is the difference
between watching TV and actually living your life.
We spend all our time sealed in boxes, and cars
are just the rolling boxes that shuffle us from
home-box to work-box to store-box and back...
the whole time, entombed in stale air, temperature
regulated, sound insulated, and smelling of carpets.
On a motorcycle I know I'm alive.
When I ride, even the familiar seems strange and glorious.
The air has weight and substance as I push through it
and its touch is as intimate as water to a swimmer.
I can see everything in a sweeping 360 degrees, up, down and around,
wider than Pana-vision and IMAX and unrestricted by ceiling or dashboard.
Sometimes I even hear music. It's like hearing phantom telephones in the shower,
or false doorbells when vacuuming; the pattern-loving brain, seeking signals in the noise,
raises acoustic ghosts out of the wind's roar.
But on a motorcycle I hear whole songs: rock 'n roll, dark orchestras, women's voices,
all hidden in the air and released by speed. ... Dave Karlotski
1983 R100RT-Ural. First road rig I constructed. We DO get that much snow some years. Going to the ski slopes.
1984 R100RT. Top-box is a Luftmeister.
1952, January....there is a road here someplace?
This is what it looked like a couple of days AFTER
I managed to leave! While I was here, there was
no road visible, it was just many feet of snow!
This was a 'hundred year' type of storm.
The below photo is from
JULY of that same year, AFTER plowing!
A wee Winter's Tale: CLICK!
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There are two roads in life, the twisty one is vastly more fun
Common sense isn't
Most folks look intelligent.....then they say something
Be careful when arguing with an idiot.
Folks watching may get confused as to who that is.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
LEARN FROM THE MISTAKES OF OTHERS.
YOU CAN'T LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO MAKE THEM ALL YOURSELF!
The Purpose Of An Open Mind---Is To Close It On Something
I was always taught to respect my elders, but it keeps getting harder to find one.
Remember, half the people you know are below average.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof...
is to under-estimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Question: How are politicians similar to diapers?
They should be changed often --- and for the same reason.
The Goal Of Every Engineer Is To Retire Without Being Blamed For A Major Catastrophe.
Logic is an organized procedure, for going wrong with confidence and certainty.
It is a fact that light travels faster than the speed of sound,
this explains why some guys would appear bright,
until you hear them speak.
|Penny & I took the K1100LT-EML sidecar rig from Lake Tahoe across the USA via Nevada, lower Utah & Colorado, into Kansas & then northerly to the Great Lakes region, then to Duluth Minnesota. We returned mostly via Hy 2 across the top of the USA...over 5500 miles total. A text & photo blog on the trip is on this website. CLICK|
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My 1984 R100RT bike, parts & many of my special tools has been sold, details: CLICK
Several times I started a long article on how to ride larger bikes, such as Adventure types, off-the-paved-roads. THEN, I found an article, a free download, that is GOOD:
All the technical information on this site is:
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