Odd Toy I found in Rustan's

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Saw this strange toy in Rustan's today. Had to take a pic.
It appears to be a clean-shaven Paul sr. on a trike. Couldn't seem to fix the front fender though. Then the toy demo guy saw me ogling at the thing, and decided to amaze me by operating it. And like clockwork, as if he'd been doing this since birth, he slapped on some batteries, and whipped out a controller! The thing's an RC toy! Pretty cool! And then some weird 80's-ish hair metal song was blaring through a speaker somewhere in the bottom. That was the dealbreaker. I promptly ran away screaming in the opposite direction.

Wishlist: Kawasaki ZZR 1100-D

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I dunno, but recently, I've been missing sport-touring. So I decided to look around and google one of my 1st loves...

A Kawasaki ZZR1100D! I've owned a 400cc version, but THIS is one of the bikes I wanted to ride since day 1!

This is(I believe) the 1st Hypersports bike. This bike was the king of the street back in its heyday. Riding it was often described as "Riding the blastwave of an endless explosion". How cool is that?

Thanks to the Suzuki Hayabusa this bike got cheaper, and people who used to salivate over this bike back in the 80's and 90's can now actually afford it!

Another thing that made me fall hard on my knees in love with this thing is that it looks so boss with hard panniers!

*SIGH* Awesome...

When I get the moolah, I'm so gonna get this bike!

Bummer, man...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Yamaha's rectifier blew out on me. Feel so bad now.
I was riding aroud in the neightborhood when I noticed that my voltage reading was dropping fast, and I could smell fresh asphalt. I went back to the house, and checked the bike, and there it was. My rectifier with a massive crack on its backside.
Now I gotta save for another purchase...

Just a Biker.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


I saw you; hug your purse closer to you in the grocery store line. But you didn't see me put an extra $10.00 in the collection plate last Sunday.

I saw you pull your child closer when we passed each other on the sidewalk. But you didn't see me playing Santa at the local Mall.

I saw you change your mind about going into the restaurant when you saw my bike parked out front. But you didn't see me attending a meeting to raise more money for the hurricane relief.

I saw you roll up your window and shake your head when I rode by. But you didn't see me riding behind you when you flicked your cigarette butt out the car window.

I saw you frown at me when I smiled at your children. But you didn't see me, when I took time off from work to run toys to the homeless.

I saw you stare at my long hair. But you didn't see me and my friends cut ten inches off for Locks of Love.

I saw you roll your eyes at our Leather jackets and gloves. But you didn't see me and my brothers donate our old ones to those that had none.

I saw you look in fright at my tattoos. But you didn't see me cry as my children where born or have their name written over and in my heart.

I saw you change lanes while rushing off to go somewhere. But you didn't see me going home to be with my family.

I saw you, complain about how loud and noisy our bikes can be. But you didn't see me when you were changing the CD and drifted into my lane..

I saw you yelling at your kids in the car... But you didn't see me pat my child's hands knowing she was safe behind me...

I saw you reading the newspaper or map as you drove down the road. But you didn't see me squeeze my wife's leg when she told me to take the next turn.

I saw you race down the road in the rain. But you didn't see me get soaked to the skin so my son could have the car to go on his date.

I saw you run the yellow light just to save a few minutes of time. But you didn't see me trying to turn right.

I saw you cut me off because you needed to be in the lane I was in. But you didn't see me leave the road.

I saw you, waiting impatiently for my friends to pass. But you didn't see me. I wasn't there.

I saw you go home to your family. But you didn't see me. Because I died that day you cut me off.

I was just a biker. A person with friends and a family. But you didn't see me.

Repost this around in hopes that people will understand the biker community..

If you don't repost this, it sucks to be you. I hope you never lose someone that rides.


from http://xxxbikeguy.multiply.com/journal/item/444/JUST_A_BIKER_-_thanks_Mary


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

WOOO-FREAKIN'-HOOO! Yet another long weekend is upon us! Let us celebrate! Time to headbang till our skulls break off our necks! This goes out to the people who tirelessly work day in and day out. This is our song!

"... Through the fire and the flames we carry on..."

Hell yea...

Gloria Estefan's old school medley...

The weather outside's got me in a gloomy 80's mood. Which I totally dig.

Leonidas? Me thinks not.

With Halloween just around the corner, a whole slew of kiddie costume kits have already emerged at our local Dollar store.

But this caught my eye. Looks like a Spartan's helmet! Kids are gonna wear this? Will their folks even let them? I gotta say you'd have to be one buff 6 year-old to look the part. I can already see it. Lil' kids kicking other kids into open manholes, or ditches while screaming "THIS IS SPAAARRRTAAAHHH!!!"

It didn't have a box, or instructions. Hell, it was missing a cape, shield, and a spear, too.

I wonder how it looks like if I wear it...

...Dumbest... Idea... Ever...