Thursday, August 26, 2010

Festival Express & I Will Ride Again

The other night I had stumbled on a late-night film on the Documentary Channel titled "Festival Express" about a cross-country (Canada) concert train-trip in 1970 that featured The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Buddy Guy, Sha Na Na and others. All that great music! One of my favorite scenes was Jerry Garcia jamming with some others on the train (as they traveled between cities) and Janis Joplin sitting next to him singing. Wow! Jerry & Janis - blew my mind - 2 of my all time favorite artists together. I've provided a link to the Wikipedia listing for the film above if you'd like to read more about it. I'm thinking I may try to find it on DVD - my feet never stopped shaking during the whole movie.
Well - I'm getting another bike. The picture above is not the actual bike I am getting, but it is the exact model & color of the bike I am getting next month. If you are wondering, it is a 1981 Honda CM 400 C. A little smaller than the bike that I had my wreck on back in June, but still big enough to go back and forth to work and the occasional area trips. Other than bringing this bike back home, I'm not planning on any motorcycle trips out of town that take longer than an hour at the most. Its also a bit older than my previous bike, but I've been ensured that it has been reconditioned and is in excellent running condition with new rubber all around. Plus I should be able to get the required insurance fairly cheap. I'm excited about the bike.
This paragraph I am titling "BRAIN FART OR WISHFUL THINKING". I was doing some checking around for insurance rates on the bike I'm getting and while I was filling out a questionaire I got to the block that asked for my age. Without even thinking, I put down 25. AND filled out several more blocks before my brain put on the brakes and I said "What the Heck?' I mean, 4 of my 5 children are older than that. Sigh - guess watching that movie had me grasping for my youth again. Where did the years go.
Everyone have a great day!

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