Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Heights and Lights

The weather recently has been nice, almost spring-like. So Grey Phantom and I went exploring some of the new urban landscape in our area of Northwest Houston. 

In Texas they stack the overpasses higher and higher every year. Is there a competition among highway engineers to see who can build the tallest highway structure?
Won't be long, we will be seeing Boeing 747's flying at eye level when we cross an overpass.

If you note the flat profile rear tire on GP,
am experimenting with an auto tire to see if I can get longer tire life,
i.e. more miles with it than with a standard motorcycle tire. 
The jury is encouraged, but still out.

 GP in the shadow of an overpass, perfecting on its' urban punk rocker stance.

A new light bar in mounted on the front of the cargo box.
The reflective safety tape on the rig pops out as a bright white bar.
Hopefully it will pop out to other drivers too. Anything to be noticed so texting drivers can't claim
 they didn't see me after running over GP.

Have upgraded the front driving light from two small LED lamps to a bar LED.
Here is the old light set up. Above you can see the new bar light.

The new LED Headlamp on low beam and side running light.

HIGH LED Beam and LED Light Bar both on...
rather blinding.

Low beam

High beam with LED light bar, a major improvement in lighting.

And to wrap up todays post is a shot that makes one stop...  ponder...  reflect.

A photo can be a snippet of shiny chrome or 
a deeper essay with pathos and challenge that defy words to describe. 

What's a great photo, if not a story?

Ride safe today