Monday, October 26, 2009


Valentino won his 9th World Championship yesterday! He is certainly the Greatest of All Time in motorcycle road racing and what makes it even better is his personality. He always keeps it fun and lighthearted. After winning he was carrying around a rooster wearing a helmet with a big number 9 on a giant egg on his shirt. Don't know what the egg/rooster significance was but I am sure it meant something to him. What a Champion. And congratulations to Ben Spies for winning the World Superbike championship in his first attempt.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Well many months have gone by since we had a seizure. Therapy complete, and it started on the FIRST kick. Well, really the second kick, but the first one was wimpy. Ran great, shifted great. Nice to have it back running again. Thanks to Roy for helping with all the technical stuff. Could not have done it without him. And once again thanks to Big Al and Annie Pulham for old 661. I love it.


Shannon and I went to Kingsbury last night to see Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt on stage together. What a show. Funny! Lovett killed me. He said he was called a folksinger for a long time. He said a folksinger was really anybody that couldn't afford a band. Then he said we weren't going to hear any " If I had a Hammer or Lips Sweeter than Wine tonight". His songs were great, Fat Babies, One Eyed Fiona, and his infidelity song, Keep It In Your Pantry. First time I have seen him live, what a talent and voice plus he rides motocross and has an MV Agusta. He could hang out here. And John Hiatt needs no introduction here. He recently made my Hall of Fame. He played so many of my favorites it was unbelievable and wailed on the acoustic guitar. It is bittersweet hearing someone play like that. Damn I wish I could play like him. Practice, practice, practice. Great night!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009


Watched my DVRed recording of the Angler of the Year finals and guess who won again. KEVIN VAN DAM my own personal Bass Hero. He is now a 5 time Angler of the Year. And he does it with style and class. Seems like alot of the other top anglers have started resorting to phony post-catch screaming tantrums in order to cop a camera shot. It really seems contrived and is getting really old. KVD lets his rod and reel do the talking and is always the man to beat. If I ever find a magic bottle with a genie in it I am going to wish for a day on the lake with KVD. GREAT JOB KEVIN. I HOPE YOU WIN 5 MORE.