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    I've got to show off my new boots. They're Chippewa Rally Boots. Made in the USA, and look and feel like quality heavy duty boots. I've been wanting a pair of these for years. Now, I've got them.

    When my bike is wallowing through the twisties like a drunken Hippopotamus, I'll remind myself that I could have spent the money on suspension improvements, but instead, I bought boots. Hey; the bike's getting new wheels and tires; I deserve new boots. Fork and shock upgrades are on the list. I'll get to them as money allows.

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    Man...now that is a fine pair of kickers...man's gotta take good care of his feet, as the saying goes "be good to your feet and they will stand up for you..." or something like that.

    How heavy would those boots be in a size 12? And, would someone riding a Goldwing have any problem accessing the gear shift lever..getting the toe under the shifter? That is a problem I have if wearing a thick-soled boot.

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    I hope you like yours as well as I like mine. Great boots my pair is going on 5 years now not showing much wear. ENJOY
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    Get some Dubbin and give those boots a couple of coats of it rubbed in good!
    It conditions/preserves the leather and helps to waterproof them.


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    Morning Song


    I like mornings. When Iím not on the road, my routine is to get up, shower and enjoy a cup or three of coffee while surfing the net and (sometimes) banging out a Snippet.

    There are lots of things happening on the forums I check out, this morning. One thing that Iím sensing is that some people would make the changes to the Roadster differently. So I guess Iíll try to explain my logic.

    I could just cobble up the mounts for the saddlebags. As solidly as Iíve got the mounts attached, they would work and probably be trouble free for the entire Great Circle ride. But they wouldnít be Right. Not only do I want my bike to work well, I want it to look right as well. My bike is an expression of what I feel a motorcycle should be, I donít want to do a half assed job.

    The suspension improvements Iím planning will be pretty expensive, but I really want the bike to handle well. Traction Dynamics was building the suspensions for the EBR (Erik Buell Racing) Superbikes. They come highly recommended by Mike, who I respect and is a pretty fast rider down in Georgia. I sent an e-mail down and got a response that outlined my choices and gave recommendations. Iíll ride down and have them do the changes once I get enough money set aside. It wonít happen soon, but it will happen.

    Well, itís time to go out and run some errands. I have to send off my Passport for renewal, take my new gloves to the cobbler to get the fingers shortened to fit my hand, and I have to find a welder who wants my business.

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    Just One Of Those Days


    It’s been just one of those days. You know, the days when I seem to have the magic touch. Everything I touch turns to sh*t.

    I left the house with specific goals in mind, and a definite plan to get everything accomplished. First I went to CVS to get a 2” by 2” picture taken for my passport renewal. Then I went to my Credit Union to get a check that had my full name and date of birth on it. I told the manager to make it payable to the US Treasury. While I was there, I discovered that I’d left my glasses at CVS. So I put the check in the saddlebag and went back. I couldn’t find my glasses. Then the lady said, “Hey; what’s that on your jacket?” It turned out that my glasses case had somehow gotten hooked to the waist belt on the back of the jacket. By then, I was running later than I had planned, so I went to the Loonie Noonie in Fitchburg. While on my way to the meeting, I started getting another Migraine. The meeting was especially out where the busses don’t run. There was an overabundance of fruits, nuts and flakes, and they were all being especially fruity, nutty and flakey. Then, I hit the post office. The clerk noticed the check and noticed that it was made out to the Treasury. He told me that if it wasn’t made out to the Department of State, the Passport office wouldn’t accept it. So, I didn’t mail the application.

    I went by Keosha Bros. Shoe Repair to have them shorten the fingers on my new gloves (I have wide hands with short fingers). However, when I got there, there was a note on the door that said “Will Return at 12:45”, and nobody was visible inside.It was almost 2:00. So I went to the cheap gas station and filled the bike. I went back by the cobbler’s, but the sign was still on the door, so I headed back to Hudson.

    I had checked the weather before setting out this morning. The radar showed no rain anywhere and the forecast was for it to be just overcast; so I decided to wear my new boots. On the way back to Hudson, it rained on me. My new boots are now baptized. I had hoped that it would be a while before they started getting mistreated, but it just fit in with the rest of the day.

    I went back to the Credit Union and got them to make out another check, this time to the Dept. of State, then went to the Post Office. My current passport, renewal form with the 2” x 2” photo of me vertically stapled in the proper location and check for a lot more than I expected are all on their way to Philadelphia to be expedited via a Flat Rate Priority Mail envelope.

    I talked with Johnny Donut about welding my saddlebag mounts. He says he can do it, so I’m going to bring the bike by his shop (he’s a mechanic). The welder I’ve been talking to doesn’t want the job. He keeps putting me off and won’t return phone calls, even when I called him at the time he specified.

    Oh; my bike has developed an oil leak. I can’t see where the oil is coming from, but it left a silver dollar sized puddle on the floor of the garage.

    Well, two positive things got accomplished today. My passport got mailed to be renewed and Johnny Donut says he’ll do the welding. The rest of the day flat sucked and I still have a splitting headache.

    I hope tomorrow is better.

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    Good Times, Bad TimesÖ


    The sun is out. The rain finally quit yesterday afternoon and I saw blue sky for the first time in a couple of weeks. So I jumped on the bike and rode over to Leominster and cleaned the bike at the quarter car wash. Itís got a bit of an oil leak, and with the rain, I couldnít locate just where itís leaking from. Iím hoping that Iíll discover it, now that the bike is clean. While I was cleaning, I noticed that my highway peg bar is loose, so Iíll have to get out there this morning and tighten it. I also noticed that my ignition switch needs tightening. Suddenly, things seem to be loosening; whatís up with that?

    Thereís a little farm I ride past in Lancaster that has a pond. Every spring, there are geese that fly in and nest by that pond. Yesterday, I saw a bunch of little greyish yellow gooselets intermingled with the proud parents. On many of the jobs I held over the years, I would take that same road to and from work each day, and watch the process of baby geese becoming adults. I still really enjoy seeing that each spring.

    I saw Johnny Donut yesterday morning. When I first talked to him about the welding, he said probably this weekend. Yesterday, he said he was busy with a car job, and probably on Thursday. I was talking to Jackie (a mutual friend) and she said that if Iím waiting for him, I should be prepared for a long wait. That put a damper on my spirits.

    Now, Iím starting to worry a bit. Iím having some bad luck trying to find a welder. I have a few ideas, but Iíll have to wait until tomorrow to implement them. Today, I have to go have another Cystoscopy. I wonít be up for doing a whole lot afterwards.

    I went back by Keosa Bros. in Fitchburg on Friday to get the fingers shortened on my gloves. The cobbler said that he couldít do what I wanted. So I said OK and went back to the place in Waltham where I had the last two pairs done. That guy told me the same thing. When I told him that Iíd had two other pairs done there, he said that it must have been one of the sub contractors he uses. He took the gloves and a $20.00 deposit and told me to call him this Saturday.

    Suddenly, it seems like every little project is turning into a Major Deal. The welding isnít that big a job, and neither is shortening the gloves. I swear Iím going to find a welding course in the fall; this is getting ridiculous.

    Oh well; I guess Iíll go out and see if I can tighten a couple of bolts before I go have a camera pushed up my urethra.

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    Re: Crusty's Travels

    In this day and time it seems everyone is a flippin' SPECIALIST....no more "jack of all trades" at many businesses any more; " My farkle installer is out creating a baby today," or, "my nut screwer is out back getting a suntan and can't be disturbed for two hours," or whatever...not many places where everyone can do a little of everything.

    Hope your Cystoscopy results are good. Don't envy that procedure.

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    Bring your welding project on over Crusty ... I'll fix ya up and won't charge you a dime ...

    G

    I've done so much with so little for so long ... Now I can do nearly anything with almost nothing.

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    Re: Crusty's Travels

    As to things loosening...its a Harley (I say that with great affection for the brand). When the bottom end was going out of my '89 FLHTC the local Harley guy listened to it for a long time and then said he couldn't tell it there was a problem or not. As a reason for the seemingly extra noise he just said..."Well, it's a Harley"...and we were both satisfied with the diagnosis.

    I have no idea what a Cystoscopy is but it sounds like folks will be taking pictures somewhere the sun doesn't normally shine. I assume that they will use a flash.
    Hope everything turned out OK, and that you will get your welding done and your fingers shortened.
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