Saturday, August 13, 2016

Random Shots

Visited one of my favorite spots to snap a few pics the other day.

 The Grey Phantom and Leo the lion. 

a B&W shot I like

Returning home - A Texas sunset.

Did not mention in the previous posting about the wheel problems experienced enroute to New Mexico.  A hot sweltering day, stranded 70 miles south of Amarillo in a rest area on Hwy 285. 
Hmmm...  a not unfamiliar predicament to be in. 

However this time it was not the sidecar rig that had the wheel problem, but the borrowed trailer the rig was riding on. A wheel bearing overheated and welded itself to the axle.  Generated a lot of smoke as the trailer fishtailed back and forth until I could get it stopped.  
A good samaritan 70 miles away in Amarillo opened his heart and shop to repair the trailer and get me back upon my way, on a Saturday night, hot and humid Fourth of July weekend.  Thank you Jeff. 

Some people know how to train a good dog.  Me, I just feed them and scratch 'em behind their ears. 

Speaking of training, three year old Adrian has already picked out "his" helmet 
and wants to adventure with Abu.  Soon Adrian, soon. 

Parting shot....  

Someone posted a picture on the internet of a sidecar I would love to own.
A two wheel drive Ural with a BMW K engine. Ural ruggedness and BMW reliability. That engine is known as the velvet hammer, smooth and strong. You could go anywhere in the world with that. 

Only to sadly discover it's a photoshopped picture. No such rig exists....yet.

Ahhh, one can only dream, right? 

and that's what life is all about... 

Dreaming...  then pursuing your dream.