Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
The movie Harry and Tonto was on the other night. I've seen it a half dozen times at least but watched it again just the same. The older I get the more I appreciate the movie. Plus it's got Art Carney and Arthur Hunnicutt both doing a short bit about being cat salesmen. I don't know if that was something from an old vaudeville skit or what, but it's funny when Carney does it during the cab ride but it knocks me out when Hunnicutt says the same thing later in the movie. Watch the movie to get the Roamin' in the Gloamin reference.
When I took my last load over to the storage shed Saturday, I got a fault code on the truck dash saying a turn signal was out on the carrier as I turned in to my drive. When I put this thing together I soldered all the wire connections and used brass screws for the grounds to prevent corrosion. The light is an LED so it should last at least my lifetime. I turned on the headlights and the the taillight didn't work either. I took the carrier off the truck and I'll have to get out the volt meter one of these days to see what's going on. The only other time I used it was a trip to Indy. What the hell, 2020?
I got the motor mounts cut out and ready to bend. Cut some grass and did my walkies. Eyeballed some of the projects, read the paper, did my chores - good weekend.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Friday, September 18, 2020
|Photo From Here|
Thursday, September 17, 2020
It's Constitution Day. If you're not familiar with the US Constitution, you are not alone. It seems that most of our legislators aren't either. Either that or they just don't care about upholding the Constitution. You on the other hand, can take a free course from Hillsdale College that will set you straight. I've mentioned this a few times before and I must confess I've not taken the course yet, either. However, I've got a copy of the Constitution and I've read it a couple of times.
The Bill of Rights, or first ten amendments to the Constitution, should be guiding the actions of our "betters" in Congress, but it sure doesn't seem that way. Most all of us are familiar with the 1st & 2nd amendments but the 10th should really be observed much more. Federal powers are supposed to be very limited and we'd all be a lot better off if that was the case. I don't know if there's a Libertarian presidential candidate that will be on the ballot here in Indiana this year but it would be nice if there was an alternative to the other two. Maybe after the revolution. There is a Libertarian candidate for Governor on the ballot. He doesn't stand much of a chance I would guess but he'll probably get my vote. Less government is best government the way I see it.
Monday, September 14, 2020
Royal Enfield is in the flat track business. They entered a bike in the production class with Johnny Lewis in the saddle. He runs a school where you can learn to slide around like a pro on Himalayans. I'd like to give that a try. I mean I haven't broken anything in a while and it only takes me about five minutes to get out of bed and get moving in the mornings. Why not get some professional guidance and then put a 250cc Sprint together for a bit of vintage flat track? Or get myself another Himalayan and get it set up. Want to learn more about the Slide School? Check it out here. Want to know more about the bikes? Check that out here.
Friday, September 11, 2020