It’s no secret to anyone that knows me that I’m excited about this season and what the USC Trojans are capable of doing. Saturday’s game against SJSU, yes it was expected, should have been, and WAS a blow-out, was an impressive showing considering how many people the team lost from last year. The defensive giants that made the Trojans a dominant powerhouse for the last few years have moved on and left Brian Cushing as the veteran to bring up the ranks. The fact that SJSU only scored 3 pts makes this a great start to the season.
The offense was slow getting out of the blocks with no points in the 1st Quarter, but 28 in the 2nd. I think this has the makings of being a great year!
With teams like TOSU (The Ohio State University) barely squeaking by Navy, I didn’t see the game but that’s what the scoreboard looked like, and higher ranked Oklahoma University losing to a very strong looking BYU, I’m just thinking if SC can keep from dumping a game to Oregon State, we’ve got a good shot at a championship.
I’m keeping two fingers crossed on my left hand and throwing up the ‘V’ with the right!
As the end of summer slowly approaches, I can’t help but feel sadness that the weather is going to change, and riding days are going to become fewer and fewer. As it stands now, I’m able to get out on the bike just about any day I like. Traffic’s never really too bad down here in the Springs, if it starts raining really hard, you can stop for coffee and the storm will have passed by the time you’re ready to roll, and except for the occasional driver not paying much attention, unless you’re being an ass, most people give you your space on the road – High-Beams and helmeted stares help. I can’t help but feel the sadness of saying to a friend, I’ll see you when I can, since we do get some rideable days during the Winter, but with all kinds of trash on the road – gravel, but I’ll have to be parking the Gixxer soon. Hmm… there’s always the prayers for a late and short Winter.
On the other hand, CJ’s 1st soccer practice is coming up and his season will start in a week or two, the incredible USC Trojans will be making another run at a championship – fingers crossed, the Raiders might do better than just split games with the Broncos, and hopefully the Rockies will hang tough and get into the playoffs. Not to mention work will probably heat up with plenty of challenges to make the time pass, and then there’s the cozy time with loved ones and friends. Not too bad I guess. Maybe I’ll even get out and snowboard, though I really won’t know what to do without hard-pack, slush, and ice.
Well, I’ll keep riding until the weather requires that I start wearing the liner for my jacket during the day, and start transitioning into Fall / Winter mode as warranted. Being a So Cal native, I admit that it was nice to have relative warmth during the Winter, but I know it’ll be nice to see the snow again here, and get a car that I can actually drive comfortably in it.
For the moment, I’ll keep the shiny side up, cheer on my lil’ man’s soccer team, watch SC stomp all comers, hang with my peeps, and enjoy what’s left of the warmth. First snow is usually Halloween, but as I said, I’m hoping…
He’s a… bit eccentric, some would say looney, with anti-government rants and raves, but obviously very dedicated to his work/art. He doesn’t charge visitors, the place never closes he says, though there’s a sign that says ‘Closed After Dark’ or something like that, and he’s there working almost daily over the summer.
To experience the place is something in and of itself. Some of the heights and lookouts are very unnerving to say the least. Imagine being at the top of a tower, with nothing holding you up but creaking, yet apparently stable, iron work. Trusting your life to an eccentric, non-engineer, building his own castle, to no particular code. What if he decided to take a ‘short-cut’ one day, in some small part of his workmanship!? Well from what I can see, he hasn’t. Tons of visitors, even from overseas, travel to see his castle. It truly is amazing, and if you’re ever in the Southern CO area, you should definitely check it out.
No shit, there were tight turns and gravel all over the place.
Ok, is it that I smoke? Is it that I love motorcycles? Is it the comraderie between a couple of friends? Well I don’t know what the hell it is, but to be honest, I really like the movie. Maybe it’s just the fact that it’s simple and entertaining. “Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool.”
So Don Johnson and Mickey Rourke make this B style movie and most of the characters, at least the one’s that are their friends, are named after products, like Jack Daniels and well, them. It’s campy, the minimal special effects are pretty weak, the reality of the movie is weak, and according to IMDB trivia, Mickey Rourke attributed the movie to sending him into some sort of tailspin. You’d never guess from what I’ve written so far, that I’ve got it saved as ‘Don’t Delete’ on my DVR. HAHAHA.
Rolled out with The Shea’s, my road dawg Christian, and Lilly on Sunday for a good time on bikes, the motorized kind. Got to put about 100 miles on the gixxer which was a good time and have some good company while doing it.
We took off up to a little town named Kiowa and had a smashing breakfast. We stood around bullshiting and taking pics, since everyone is on FB, for a bit after the fact, and vacated right before a parade started and blocked us in.
Cool spot, I’ll be back.
Next week, plan is for Bishop’s Castle. We’ll see if the weather holds. Keep the shiny side up.