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Robert (Bob) Fleischer is also known as Snowbum; "The Expatiating Scribe of the Sierra"
The BMW R32, BMW's first motorcycle.
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Snowbum and Penny.
We see examples of the Dunning-Kruger Effect on email lists and forums.... every day.
Here is a word that describes the embarrassment that we feel for those who are too ignorant to recognize their ignorance: Fremdscham.
Here is a tidy definition/translation of the term.
There is a theory which states that if anyone ever discovers exactly what the Universe is for,
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.
Douglas Adams, "The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
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...
back when it still had the BMW
Police type box on rear & had the 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
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
Below is my 1983 R100RT-Ural. First road rig I ever constructed. We DO get that much snow some years. Going to the ski slopes.
1984 R100RT for long-distance touring. Top-box is Luftmeister. Photo at the same place as one to the left. Sold and gone: CLICK
This photo was taken January 17th, 2015
My FIRST trip to Tahoe, as an early teenager, was
in 1952, when a huge January snowstorm essentially shut
down travel to/from Lake Tahoe. The below photo is from
JULY of that same year, AFTER plowing!
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.
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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.
What's with this lamp?
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