A ride report, our new bike Valerie.

So our VFR. First time over the hill. Ride report and a 'hmmmmm' session 😉 OH - EM- GEE. !!!!! *^%$#*! I popped over the hill to see a mate and get used to the bike a bit. Smoooooooth. Strong. Nimble. Positive. Safe. POWERFUL. More...much more. Did I mention smooth? I am so happy Kelly …

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A wild ride

The last few months have been testing for me. My girls been a rock, man I wouldn't know where I would be without her. Got the itch to change direction, paid for a training course, bet my future on a roll of the dice...and 3 weeks in went 'bah not me' Bad..bad StoneY Anyway, got …

2016, random musings

Where has this year gone so quickly? So, update on my world. Ducati's rooted, sent it to a workshop that was recommended to me, as I needed some work done on it 'urgently'....67 days later got it back with more issues than it went in with! Suffice to say this is going to the disputes …

Basic human rights and Christmas Island

The best analysis of this fiasco I have yet to read

civicanalysis

Two things about the recent event in which John Key claimed the Labour Party supports rapists and murderers because they question him about the breach of human rights on Christmas Island in Australia:

1) Key was out of line and deceptive to claim Labour supports rapists and murderers, as they obviously don’t have that intention.
2) He was right in saying that there are murders, rapists and child molesters. They are there, that’s a fact. And being inclusive of human rights means allowing theirs also.

This is necessary. If we allow any person under the supervision of a progressive country who believes, broadly, in human rights, then abandoning that for whatever reason, mostly political or for cost-effectiveness, reflects more on the society than the individual. I have the instinctive “lock them up and throw away the key” mentality when I hear about people committing rape or molesting a child…

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The Aging Gamer

Hadn't blogged on gaming in a while so thought I would share a middle aged Bogan's gaming reflections post just for kicks and giggles. So as we age the argument over PC vs Console becomes less relevant.  By age 3(X) we have settled on our platform and unless a major world changing technology breaks through, …

The HOSCARS.

I always seem to write about a past event, or recent events, or stuff that's happened.Why? I have a great imagination (or so I think anyway) and usually have plans in mind for things that are on the calendar. Not to mention the usual impulsive 'lets go here, do this, play that, or get drunk' …

Pink Ribbon

Changing weather. Kelly’s off for a ride with her instructors the Two Bald Bikers training team. These two chaps escort and mentor people who need confidence building. They have passed IAMs certification (means they are advanced riders) and both of them are natural teachers with lots of experience as trainers. Having two trained mentors means …

A long weekend

    It’s been a while, haven’t blogged in ages. So here is what’s been happening in my world for those of you who care. I have a new job. I am now a Pre Sales Technical Consultant for a global Print, Imaging and Solutions provider, and loving it. It has meant a fair bit …