Thursday, August 30, 2007

I found it! Supplication.

Betsy knew I would, though she wasn't sure how long it would take.
I knew I would but really wasn't sure if I could take it.

There's an old Levi's Jean commercial, and it was part of a series, real urban, big city, showing lots of different folks and types of folks. The lead-in for one was the last shot of another. Maybe Chicago, perhaps New York, probably not West Coast.
Any way, the one I was interested in had a little guy on a minibike (see the connection?) and he steals something. A cop jumps in a cab and tells the cabbie "follow that guy, I'm a cop!" and then the cabbie does the whole inner city cop chase thing, and lo-and-behold he has pictures of Starsky and Hutch and Kojak in his cab.
"Who loves you Babe?" as he gets close to the minibiking thief, then slids it sideways much to the chagrin of the cop, and this happens multiple times.

It's not a Honda Trail 70, but a Mini Trail 50.
Still a fine commercial, and no I coudn't find it on YouTube or nothing.
Couldn't even find a reference of it anywhere on the web! If you can, do lend this sorry sod a hand.

So I had to go through my collection of VHS tapings of Millenium and The X-Files, cause I knew it was in there somewhere.
Found it, during the Millenium Alignment show. A good one, I'll get the date here after a bit. August 8th, 1997, when all the planets were lining up and all hell was bound to break loose.

That about made my day.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

A better and cooler place

Just think how much more *fun* life would be, if more folks were riding and trucking about on little motorcycles.
Big grins, having fun, chatting.
"You meet the nicest people on a Honda"

Well I'm doing my part now.

One van (anyone know what kind?), 4 folks, two Trail 70's. Sweet.

That's me, in my suit, going to work, and Betsy and I on the rail trail.

Chris and his concubine, coming over to the Shogrens, for card games, drinking, and trail riding.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Share the Road.

But Take the Lane as well.

"Cyclists fare best when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles."
Seems no one can decide and neither side will compromise-

Google search on "cyclist fare best when they"

Oh well, we can keep trying and hoping.

Cross starts when?

You can see Betsy's new frames.
But can you see where mine are?
Buried behind the box, behind our borrowed award-winning Tandem.

I am not quite ready for cross, though my legs don't hurt when I run.

Friday, August 17, 2007

The Beginning of the End

Of summer, and all that is peaceful and good in Morgantown, WV.

The students are coming back.
I noticed the blue and gold signs directing parents to the various dorms yesterday as I drove back into town and my heart sank a little.
This morning Betsy and I got to see that at 7:30am there were quite a few of folks trying to get it over w/ early. At Towers it looked like a huge Yard Sale and my cry "I'll give you 50 bucks for all your crap" got some chuckles and lots of gazes by already tired students and nervous parents.
No pictures, we forgot the camera. You'll just have to take our word on it.

On the ride back home the traffic around Arnold was at a stand still and getting only worse as there is little place to park, little place to off-load all your worldly belongings, and it's right on the main drag into town.

Yuck for anyone trying to get around town today. Unless you're on a bike!

And with this event, summer comes to a screaching halt.
More traffic, less parking, more obnoxious activity in the evening, more stumbling kids in the morning, more trash.

I know there are good things to come of all this, but right now they escape me.

Poopie pants.

Well we had a nice summer while it lasted...

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Bowling for fun and money!

Betsy, I, and her folks went bowling between her National Road Race and the Podium stuff in 7 Springs. A good time was had, I won, crushed them, but Betsy was coming on strong by the end.
I thought of her when I saw this-
Bowling for Boys and Girls Book
Next time we're going to put the money down and see what happens!