Archive for April, 2009

Music I just added to my ipod!

Thanks to my friend Sarah…i have found the Dresden Dolls. What a delight!

New CMSP Site

The California Motorcycle Safety Program has remodeled its site just in time for the 09 Spring riding season.

“The California Motorcyclist Safety Program trained 70,469 students in 2008, an 11 percent increase over 2007, setting what is believed to be the record for most students trained in a year by any state program. The CMSP has 124 active ranges, 494 MSF-certified RiderCoaches, and six RiderCoach Trainers. Under contract with the California Highway Patrol, the MSF initially assumed the administration of the CMSP on January 1, 2004. In September 2007 MSF was again selected by CHP to administer the CMSP for 2008 and 2009.”

If you know someone who wants to start riding send them here. What better way to begin your riding career than with a comprehensive class involving both class time and riding adventures.

I had a good chuckle at their opening page quote, “Let your first ride be your best ride”. Ya, sure : )

Ready, Set, Go! Bike essentials for a new riding season!

Ok…wake up sleepyheads and have a good long stretch. Here on the west coast it’s time to rise up from our of our winter slumber and get our bikes ready for a new and wonderful riding season!

Here are 5 essential tips to get ready.

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The excitement stirs: 2009 Pashnit Girly Ride

As the excitement stirs for the 2009 Pashnit Girly Ride which is scheduled for July 24-26, I sat revisiting last years ride details and discovered an entire set of photos of which I had never posted. I believe the time has come for these pix to be unveiled!

Last year our scheduled route, the details of which can be found here, was altered due to fires in the Yosemite, NP. So the 17 of us on a variety of machine brands, met in Sacramento and did a Sierras ride over some of the most fun passes ever. As we traversed the area we picked up four more women, making a grand total of 21 riders. We all thoroughly enjoyed our time together, got a riding skill workout and saw some absolutely gorgeous country, although the ride was tainted with the fall of one woman. She was fine, a tribute to good gear but sadly her bike was not. She and her machine ended up traveling home together via a tow vehicle.

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Stand by Me

Every now and then I find something so uplifting of the web, I feel the NEED to share with everyone. This video clip of Stand By Me, is one of those rare finds!

When I was in NYC about 13 years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Roger Ridley. He was a jewel. A street musician then and although it looks like he has found a new city, his role remains the same. It’s wonderful in this huge universe, that someone seems to know where he fits in perfectly. Bravo and to you Rodger and your fellow musicians and to David Johnson for seeing the value of this wonderful song!!

I will leave further comment to you!


“Stand by Me” performed by musicians around the world from SKAT on Vimeo.