on the road..
andrew
scarrjaw
so im on the road for a week.. and its fun fun fun... so lets start with Wednesday -

I rode down highway 1 enjoying the view, loving the day.. There were 3 places where they had 1 way road with traffic lights letting traffic go one way then another.. these are AWESOME for a motorcycle.. you slide by the people and grab the front of the line and you get open road with no idiots from Wisconsin (or Kansas or wherever flat) that drive in absolute terror. ANYWAY.. a few miles down the road from one of these spots i found a Harley rider by the side of the road with a flat tire. He was angry since he had a new tire and it had a nail in it. So I sit down as he paced around trying to find cellular signal (impossible even if he had a 40 foot tower to climb) I pulled out the nail with my leatherman.. he was looking like i was doing MORE damage.. i broke out my rasp and cleaned up the hole. It looked to him like i was butchering the tire. (this guy had the total Harley asshole attitude that i loathe) Just as he is about to scream at me like i was some sadist i pulled out my plug gun and shot a mushroom into the tire. I sliced off the trim with a razor and whipped out my portable electric pump and filled up his tire. It was so alien to him - most harley riders ride by without even stopping ever help. He asks me how far the tire will take him - i say probably the life of the tire. :) I put the pump away and he asks me how much he owes me. As I pull away I tell him "Do me a favor, help another rider, Japanese or German, American or Italian if you can.. pass it on"... now that i think of it i should of added "but none of those god damn brit bike owners" just to confuse him some... :)

Thursday I rode to my friends in palm desert and drank and had fun and swam in their pool and ate steak. This is good. TODAY though i rode to LA and got cooked alive in 110 degree heat.. but it got exciting when a semi had a major axel failure and 2 wheels and tires still joined together broke free in front of me and i watched them hit the concrete wall rubbing against them so hard and fast they caught fire.. I swerved as the wheels went heading back back tward traffic now on fire.. Honestly if it wasnt the entire peril factor I would have figured out a way to get it on video with my phone.. but i swerved and watched them cause 3 cars to run into each other avoiding them. Action adventure movie time! WOHOO!

Hawaii III
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Hawaii II
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Hawaii.
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Inner voice in control - outer Voice muted... danger danger rant
andrew
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So I was thinking, maybe based on the large amount of wine i had earlier about getting older. Today I went to the opticians to get new glasses.. and he mentioned I might need reading glasses soon.. that they would help. After he gave me a demonstration I saw he was right. Now it is the curse of the young to waste the youth that they are given. It is the curse of the elderly to recognize the youth and see what they have wasted. Now the young say that age is only in the mind, and maybe some of the foolish elderly do believe that. I find that REPULSIVE and MORONIC.. go ahead.. I want you to find a 90 year old and challenge them to a game of tackle football. (Man I would pay to watch big James do that) This stupid joke is another Hollywood BS up there with true love (sure there is only one out of 6 billion out there for you.. HAH) This is a retarded mindset in my head.. I'll tell you why - If you don't appreciate what you have when you have it and then tell others when they loose it that they still have it, your missing what you have for a fleeting moment. With age comes a chance to recognize what you have and hopefully appreciate it soon enough while it still lasts. I truly believe this... a match stick only burns once. I REPEAT. A MATCH STICK ONLY BURNS ONCE... then its back to the carbon chain, your nothing but broken down elements being used by the system. Nothing wrong with that, its what the universe is all based on. We search for a God, someone to avoid the truth of the system, sure that's the curse of sentience, that annoying self aware thing that makes us scramble for a simple answer to an almost infinite problem.

Now let me say that now Ive said a rather gloom and doom statement in some peoples eyes, I friggen love the system and love life and love what I have... My life is fucking tits up awesome, an insanely hot, loving girl that loves me without demanding anything but my love easily returned, a home that's cozy warm full of cats that cuddle and a bevy of motorcycles to ride. I have friends that care for me, that are my family that I respect and adore.. I wish i could spend enough time with all of them because they are worth twice my time and attention. What a world I have! Am I getting older? Yep? Have I the reflexes I had 20 years ago? Nope!

Age isn't in your head, Dieing isn't in your head, these are things that are part of life.. and when someone tells me its in my head i smile.. not wanting to waste the time informing them they are saying one of the stupidest things Ive ever heard.. because in my opinion that's like someone chopping off their own fingers and saying they will grow back. Unless your part octopus, they are not coming back. So enjoy your fingers, stay away from knives (I'f you ARE part octopus get a job in the circus) and enjoy today, because its not coming back tomorrow. Now all this talk about octopus has me craving sushi.

Oh and my google phone 0wns so hard and here is a pretty picture i took a while ago I found in my library...


A man who wasn't there...
andrew
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Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish he’d go away...

So I replaced the front door of my house last year with a new one.. The new one has a glass window while the older one was solid wood. Now while i walk down the hallway on my left there will be the door, with my reflection combined with the outside, I almost always see it, like a figure out of the corner of my eye. I know it's my imagination playing tricks on me. I know I'm probably catching my own visage for a brief second, yet its an amazing moment that constantly gets me. I don't believe in gods or monsters other then those mankind invents, ghosts or otherwise.. Yet the rush of someone or something caught in a fraction of a second looking in the door window excites my imagination. Some creature screaming silently caught in another dimension hoping to escape its torture and claw its way into our world, trying to catch my vision long enough to break its curse and free it into our realm. It makes me think of the above poem and smile. I might not believe in ghosts, anal obsessed aliens or two thousand year old undead hippies bringing the Apocalypse.. but when i walk down hallway and there is that glimmer, that fraction of a second out of the corner of my eye.. but I dont look, because then the unnameable will be released to end the world.

Your welcome. :)

A day full of FUN!
andrew
scarrjaw
So today was fun. NO.. FUN!!! I got up, threw some guns in a backpack with some ammo and ear protection and jumped on my MV Agusta. Rode up twisty mountain roads to a gun range where I met some friends and shot targets, bottles n stuff.. with an hour of sunlight left I rode down highway 9 toward downtown Santa Cruz, for some hot coffee, then sauntered over to my favorite pub for a glass of wine next to a fire. On the ride home I snagged some red meat and cooked up some steak for Cindy and I. This is what I call a great day with no issues at all. I hope all my friends get these kind of days often. :)


experiments.. fisheyes and long exposures. :)
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Carmel Doorway.
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A doorway in Carmel

Sunday heading up to San Mateo then off to party with Grey!
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San Mateo going to walk around and look at new two wheeled toys at the san mateo motorcycle show :)

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