Monday, January 8, 2018

A famous fellow bought my XR250L!

My 1991 Honda XR250L sold this afternoon.

A former (retired last Fall) race driver in the Nascar Camping World Truck series bought it. Here's a couple pics he was gracious enough to pose for. A truly nice guy, who's devout faith in Christ I greatly respect and admire :) He and The Boy,and he and I.

I hope he is served well by the ole bike, and receives many smiles per gallon.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Changes are coming

You might notice that both the name and the "description" or "About" of this page has been changed in the last few days.

I won't go into any details other than to say this...due 100% to circumstances beyond our doing or control, about 2 months back my employment was lost, cutting our income roughly in half, and I have been/am currently (until the matter is resolved one way or another) prevented from seeking other means of employment/income. That said, the savings plus The Wife's income could only last for so long, and as this debacle that we've been dragged into by someone else will continue for at least another month*, some things have to go. I wish to note, this isn't the post where I say "my bikes are being repo'd". They're not. They're both paid in full and have clear titles, thankfully.

They will most likiely be sold, however, and that will leave me without a dual sport...or any other genre' of motorcycle for that have any "Small Bore Adventures"/"Small Bore Bliss" (the 2 previous names of the page) with.

That doesn't mean that I'm hanging up my helmet or riding boots, though. It simply means that it may be a little while before I can post motorcycle stuff (other than idle ramblings on the subject at any rate). I will, of course, buy another motorcycle(s) down the road a bit when circumstances are back to normal (or clsoe to it). It means that the format of the page, it's sole subject matter (motorcycles, primarily smaller sized dual sports/ADV bikes) is changing. Riding isn't the only "adventure" that I/we enjoy having, so the name and format has been modified/changed so that other types of adventures can be included here without contradicting anything.

A few things, just for examples, are that we enjoy using our FJ Cruiser for more than just basic transportation*, and things like mtn biking (trail riding bicycles ;) ), radio control (RC) crawlers/trail trucks**, to fishing with The Boy, to...whatever adventurous thing we find ourselves doing. Heck...though I haven't trained/practiced in years, I do/still hold the rank of 3rd Dan in Taekwondo (as well as 1st Dan or above in 2 other Arts, and am licensed to teach TKD), I may even get a wild hair and decide to begin training in the Arts again and earn higher rankings or begin a brand new to me Art, LOL, and at 44 1/2 years old with permanent spinal injuries, that would be an adventure, hahaha!***

ANYWAYS...changes are coming, and not because of any good reasonings. That said, there's no reasoning that I can see**** to stop getting out and having some kind of adventures, however small they may be ("small"...with a wink and a nod to the RC hobby :p ), and I enjoy talking about it--even if I am the only one who normally logs in to read about it here :o

*From day trips for driving trails in OHV parks in the region, to mini-overlanding, or what we call "FJ Camping trips"

**Google "Axial SCX10" for eg

***Disclaimer...I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for me to jump back into the Martial Arts in any kind of major way if I were you...I'm older, fatter, and lazier than I was when last I worked out in Martial Arts :p I may dabble back into TKD purely for it's fitness and health benefits, but I have little desire to push my mangled spine to the level that would be needed to reach for a 4th stripe on a belt.

****Other than worst-case-scenario of the debacle we got dragged into, that could potentially put a damper on things, but I Toby Mac's song says, I "speak life", I don't speak or allow me ot worry about the bad or "what if's" :)