Blog Update!!!

I know it has been a long nearly 3 years since my last post but I have some pretty good reasons for being away like this:


I got married!

and this:


We have an amazing baby boy!

and I have tried to keep up with comments as best as I could.


With the new family and new expenses on the same income I’ve had to move the blog to a cheaper web host…  my house.

I hope I have not slowed down the blog too much. If I have I apologize, my DSL internet connection at home isn’t all that great. We don’t have cable tv and we stream all our television content so if we are streaming two videos at once the blog may be slower than usual.  I’m also not on a static IP and when my modem occasionally changes there may be a few minutes where the blog is inaccessible before DNS gets updated.   However it was either this or nothing.

I have noticed that this blog, especially the how-to articles, is as popular as ever and continues to get a lot of traffic for a personal blog despite having no new content in years. Amazingly the traffic continues to grow each year and google shows motorcycle forums from all over the world link to my motorcycle repair articles.  I’m glad my little blog can be of help to people, I will do my best to keep the site up.

Winter driving tips

We had a fairly bad snow storm today that unfortunately started around 9:30. You know what that means, everyones at work while the roads get from bad to worse and the commute home turns into a full contact sport. I grew up at high altitude and love driving in the snow, but here in Santa Fe I only like driving in the snow if the roads turned into a hockey rink overnight. That way government offices and schools are canceled or on a delay and everyone who cant drive in the snow stays home.

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NM Motorcycle Events

Have you ever gone out for a ride only to see dozens of bikes going the other way and you realize you’ve missed some rally that you didn’t know was happening or forgot about? Yeah me too, all the time. Looking around on the Net I’ve come to realize that there is no one place for all the local rallies and events. You can find calenders here and there with a small handful of different things listed on each one, but no one place to get an idea of what all is happening everywhere across the state.

Over the last month or so I’ve been bookmarking all of the local event pages I can find and decided all of my time and effort may be of use to others too.

So new for 2010, I’ve put up a calender for New Mexico Motorcycle Events at the top of the page. If I get the time I may also go through and add in various car shows and other gear head type events. This is still a work in progress and hugely time intensive to scour the net in December and January to find links, times and dates of events for the rest of the year, many web pages have not been updated yet. So if you know of any that I may have missed or not put up yet let me know the info and I’ll get added or updated.

Year in Review

Well 2009 and the ‘aught decade are about to come to a close so like everyone else I was doing a bit of reflection and realized its been one very busy year in motorcycling for me. No wonder I’m so far behind on keeping up with this blog 😉

The V Star got some New Tail Lights

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Christmas Eve on the Plaza

Coming back over the river and through the woods from Grandma’s house we stopped by the Plaza on our way home and I took the opportunity to practice some more night photography. Hope you like it.

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Vaughn, NM

I mentioned earlier that Vaughn and Encino were pretty cool towns to photograph. I snapped a few photos out the window of the car on my way through to visit my bud Lalo who’s recovering from a bad motorcycle wreck. Again in a hurry I didn’t get to stop for long, maybe in the future when I’m not in a rush I can look around off the main streets for some other cool shots.

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