Monday, September 24, 2007

Vacation Started !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Got the bike loaded and ready. Gonna try to get some sleep and get off in the morning at a decent hour. Y'all be good.

Almost forgot. The Damn Cubs now have a 3 1/2 game lead on their division. I may have to buy a Lotto ticket or something. It's almost to the point where they don't have enough games
left to lose this lead.

Watch out for Flying Pigs.

Heavy snowfall predicted in Hell.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Pack - Unpack. Load - Unload.....
Seems that's all I've been doing the last couple of days. Getting things all together for the trip. I just found out I don't have to work till 2am Sunday night/Monday morning like I thought. Only till 11pm. That's gonna be a huge plus on getting started Monday.

I'm so torqued for this trip I damn near can't stand it. No idea where I'm going after I get to Montana. Weather will probably be a big factor in deciding that. It's getting late in the year up in the mountains and I don't want to have some kind of "Donner Party" experience up in the high areas. Could get ugly since I'm not gonna have anyone with me.

The inital itinerary looks something like this - Kansas City to see "Tractor Bob". Middle of nowhere Kansas, to see the oldest Brother. Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse in S. Dakota & Devils Tower, WY. Grand Tetons and Yellowstone and up to Montana from there.

Bob, the old Army Buddy, lives way up in the NW corner of Montana. A couple of days there and then ...........?

Three weeks to figure it out and get home. I can do that.

You all be good while I'm gone.

And Mini-Dreadnought, you've got the helm.

Sick Doggy Needs Your Help.....
Wicked Pinto, Co-Owner of Absolute Moral Authority sent me an email this morning regarding a fellow blogger who has a Family Pooch in need of some cash for Chemo.

Here's the story - Kramer needs a hand

Now most of you know I'm a sucker for Dogs and I'll probably hit the tip jar for a few bucks. If the spirit moves you, do what you can.

Friday, September 14, 2007

No, I Didn't Run Away and Join the Circus.....
Just and extraordinary amount of things going on.

The wife has decided I should take her riding more often......

Got some new tools and had to try them out .....

And I've been working a bunch of extra days in the ER as of late. It hasn't been easy either. Some of those Old Broads are tuff...

Seriously, It's been busy here. I'm about 9 days out from taking off for the big, "Ernest Goes to Montana" vacation and I've been scratching to get things done.
I screwed up on my last Valve Adjustment on the
BigBluePlasticKawasaki and had things seriously SNAFU'ed. Those of you who have read this crap for any length of time know that I'm more than capable of turning an easy job into a disaster. I've never tried to portray myself as a mechanic and this job had worse than my usual results. It sounded like a coffee can full of marbles in the top end when running.

I found a young guy to come over to the "GrumpyUnk Command and Control Bunker" this evening and give me a course on how to properly adjust the valves. Oh My. It was worse than I thought. But now tha
t I've actually been shown how to do it the right way, I'm good to go in the future. He even had the good graces not to laugh when he was showing me how screwed up I was. Nice kid.

Neat thing about this guy is he was willing to come over and spend a couple of hours helping a total stranger out and he didn't want a dime for it. He just likes to help out Bikers and stoopid ass guys like me. I had to force him to take the wad of bills I had for him. You really do "Meet the nicest on a Honda". Except he rides a Ninja 600.

Nice kid anyway and he impressed the hell out of me.
The bike sounds as sweet as it ever has . It started raining before I got it all back together so road test will have to wait till tomorrow.

So I really have been doing productive things. It's not like I've been sitting around smoking rope with some big titted hippy chicks or anything.....

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Thursday Funny Video ...........
I've been working lots of hours here at The GrumpyUnk Command and Control Bunker lately so not a lot getting done here.

Here's a short movie to check out. Possum Death Spree

Couldn't get the embed player to work here so a link will have to do. Check it out.

Funny Stuff. Must have been a blast to make.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

It's September 1st and the Cubs Are Still in First Place .......
Oh man, they're gonna REALLY break my heart this year.

May as well drag this cartoon back out and get my laughs while I can.

It ain't easy Being a Cubs Fan.