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Better Days

September 13, 2017
I wrote, not so long ago, about Linda being disabled. She had a bad back which caused her great discomfort, compounded by Sciatica in her left leg. She could scarcely move and spent most of her day in a recliner. It grated on her patience being so confined and left her frustrated in addition to the pain. In the last couple of months she has gotten much better. She surprises me, every time I come home from work, with tales of tasks accomplished around the house and shopping trips around the countryside. Her spirits are much improved.
My fleet of motorcycles are all in good shape and are my primary transport going to and from work. The ride is a short seven miles to the job but makes the trip much more enjoyable. I've used all of them at one time or another which has attracted attention from some of the younger men there. I get asked occasionally, "How many bikes do you own?" When I say I have seven there is always a brief silence. 
The video at the top is now a year old. Linda and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary the other day with my older sister and brother-in-law. The days have gone by quickly which only proves that time really does fly when you're having fun. 
Now that summer is a memory we can only hope that the coming winter is mild. I hope your summer was a good one too.
 

The Short Commute

August 20, 2017
Years ago when I used to work at Grumman I commuted daily on two wheels. It was by way of Southern State Parkway and was twenty-five miles each way. In a good year I was putting about eight thousand miles a year on a bike. When I moved to Deposit between the weather and circumstances my mileage dropped considerably. These days I have a short commute to work, about fourteen miles round trip, so I won't be getting even close to my previous highs. The bad part is that the short ride is on some p...
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Riding, Fixing And Smiling

July 25, 2017
Slowly but surely I have gotten all the two wheelers out in the sun. Even though it's only seven miles to the new job it's still been enough to make me smile. The roads to work have a small country feel that it leaves you wishing for more. Each bike is different so by rotating the fleet it makes each trip unique.
Linda and I have discovered a new shopping destination in the region. Kingston, NY is a scant half hour away and has a large number of stores for our needs. We have to cross the Hudso...
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The Summer Rides

July 12, 2017
I finally got to drag a few of the bikes out for the short ride to work. It makes for a good way to start and end the work day. My fleet has been suffering a little from disuse but have all started and run. The roads here are fairly scenic so the short ride is pleasant. I really enjoy the trip.
We finally got some good news today on the health front. Linda had to have some cardiac tests done in advance of back surgery. We sweated the results since the heart is a tricky thing. We saw the doctor...
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More Activity .

June 22, 2017
One of the best things in life is to see heroism in every day events. As I've noted Linda has been stopped in her tracks by back trouble and awaits corrective surgery. In the last couple of weeks she has shaken off the ever present pain and begun to fight back. I started working at Kmart again, in Poughkeepsie, and am out of the house for a few hours twice a week. Lately when I get home a scrumptious lunch awaits and the kitchen has been straightened up. Linda got bored and decided to see how...
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I'm Back

June 13, 2017
I know it's been a while since I was last here but life has gotten in the way. I have ridden a few times but my two wheeled fleet has been pretty idle. Linda is battling a few health issues and we have seen several doctors as a result. I have not been faithful to his blog as a result. We're hoping for some relief and resolution soon. 

We have been burning up miles in the minivan fiercely lately. We commute back to Deposit to do yard work and to spruce up the place in hopes of finding a buyer. ...
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Busy Times

April 12, 2017
I know I haven't been keeping up with this blog so please forgive me. We have had a medical issue bite us in the butt so my schedule has been thrown off. Even still Linda and I have been making trips to Deposit to continue emptying the house and straightening it up a little each trip so it would be presentable to potential buyers.
I have had a chance the last couple of weeks to get out on the Honda Rebel. It's always good to feel the wind as I ride. Trips have been short since I don't like to ...
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I Hate Winter

March 26, 2017
In case you were spared the scourge we were hit hard by storm Stella and my bikes have been parked. In addition we have health issues to deal with so riding has been curtailed. I recently wrote about using my snow blower and how it substituted for riding. Let me tell you, Stella tested my machine. We received over two feet of white stuff and the new snow blower even chewed into drifts higher than itself.
How bad was it here? My smallest Yorkie was in snow over her head until I dug a run. Phoeb...
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Finally A Warm Day

February 23, 2017
I have been waiting for this weather for weeks. It's 67 degrees outside and my fleet of bikes have been waiting patiently for the weather to change. I was out briefly yesterday on the small scooter for a short shopping trip and it felt marvelous. Today was even better.
The Dodge minivan needed a headlight bulb changed and we fortunately have a NAPA nearby. After following the instructions on how to remove it on Youtube I hopped on the scooter and scurried into Pleasant Valley to buy a replacem...
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What Amuses Me Now

January 27, 2017
I won't deny it. What I hate most about Winter is being cooped up in the house. Snow. ice and salt on the roads keep my bikes locked inside for long periods of time. The only thing I have these days is my snow blower. Last year I resolved that I wouldn't keep beating up on the little snow blower in my garage with hours long work on my driveway and mail ordered a bigger snow blower from Home Depot.
My last snow blower was more suited to work in a suburb than it was for a hundred foot long, twe...
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My Ride


Jim Zeiser If you wish to comment my e-mail address is h1500e@hotmail.com. I'd like to hear anything-good or bad-that anyone would like to say. As they said in college, we're all lifelong learners.

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