Monday, August 27, 2007


The Kawa got sold out....bawling...sigh....
next shipment apparently won't be till Jan!
Hmmmm beemer... hmm

Sunday, August 19, 2007

How time flies..and more conundrums ...

Egads! It's been 2 weeks since my last post.
It's been a rather giddying 2 weeks though.
To sum up in one sentence - hike, workout, kayak, drink, crash out, work, repeat process.

Oh did I mention work? I've been on the new job for exactly 2 weeks. See any correlation with the stuff I am doing now? I have to wake up 2 hours earlier, but I also get to go home 2 hours earlier. So far so good. My at-work trainer prefers to teach by osmosis. I have no complaint with that!

Back to the current topic

Right now this is my current struggle. I've decided not to get a new car but instead I'm looking to get a motorcycle now. It didn't help that I just bought the first season of CHiPs. Remember that TV show? It's brought back memories (and also why I wanna ride in the first place)

I've been looking at a few bikes, right now its mainly a contest between the new 2008 Kawasaki KLR 650 and the BMW F650GS. They are both large enduros. I have this weird vision of me doing the same thing as Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman did. Well at least I want to ride the Yukon. The green one is the Kawa and the blue one is the Beemer. Hmmmm....
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The Kawi is better suited for off roading and the the beemer is the better do it all but the beemer is also some $4K more but seems more solidly screwed together. Hmmm....

And THEN...

I saw this,the new Gilera Fuoco 500. Sultry isn't she?

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OK OK, it was the chick that attracted me at first but then I looked closer at the bike and I went OMG that's so cool. A 3 wheeled scooter that looks so ... brutal ... like a Transformer...

BUT and thats a really big BUT, the Gilera isn't sold here!!!!! %#@#@&^* Grrrrrr

The Piaggio version is available but it looks so tame. Sigh... so back to the first conundrum.

The Beemer or the Kawi? Hmmmmm

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Summer Fun

OK OK I've been slacking quite a bit, haven't been posting as much.
Ahhhh my excuse is that I've been a busy boy.
As proof of my busyness, here's what I've up to.

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Dancing With The Stars Tour was in town! The Tour concert came here and yours truly paid big bucks to get ring side seats. I'd show you pics of the show but I was too busy ogling at the dancers. But here's one I stole from elsewhere anyway.

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The celebs that came were Joey Fatone, Joey Lawrence, Drew Lachey and Joey McIntyre, who btw is an awfully good singer. In fact in addition to the singing all FOUR of them sang. Then of course came the dancers, naturally I'm only interested in the Gals. Cheryl Burke, Julianne Hough, Edyta Slewinski, Kym Johnson were all there and not an ounce of fat on them. Makes Megan Fox from Transformers look fat. Sigh 'tis was a magical night.

Then the same week I was watching Hairspray, another musical! and John Travolta hasn't lost his Mojo errrr ermmm stuff singing and dancing and boy can Queen Latifah belt it out. I didn't know James Marsden from X-Men can also sing!

Then there was Transformers the movie. Sigh, the cars! the cars! Eh what girl?

Then I went Kayaking .... again.

Then I went rafting down the Bow River (which btw is the national pastime here in Calgary). Now most people drift down the Bow as a leisurely affair like these chickens.
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But no oh no. Not us. It was water warfare all the way. Take no prisoners! We started out with ONE article of war and ended the voyage with EIGHT count 'em EIGHT articles of war. These includes but is not limited to buckets, water cannons and one captured pirate cutlass.
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I think I must have floated down the Bow IN the water as much as on the raft. Repel boarders was the by word of the day! That's me in the water the last red cap trying to recapture some articles of war aka a bucket.
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The intensity of the warfare left me totally exhausted and aching. Damn that water gun is hard to pump!
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But I don't think the ducks and geese were very impressed.
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So that's all for now. I have more events coming up, wonder if I have energy left...

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