Monday, October 26, 2015

The Craziest thing about smoking a deer with my car today

Today started out like my usual mornings, got up, made coffee, cooked breakfast, pissed people off on my FB news feed, and prepared to head out the door.
I wanted to be early, and I have been working on it since I have always been mr run out the door and arrive to the second. Ok, well that used to be the case, for some reason lately I am always 5 minutes or so late grrr.
As I happened out the door I could not find my inhaler, since we just got a cat and it is kicking my allergies ass, I really wanted it just in case. So being early turned into I will be lucky to get there on time.
Now mind you I do not speed anymore, I just cannot afford a ticket, plus the road I drive absolutely sucks for deer on the road, something I think about every morning.
Today was odd, as I was leaving town the song "One bitten twice shy" by Great White. Now the crazy thing about this song is in 1989 I would be listening to it when I totaled my first charger. That crossed my mind today but I forced it out and was singing along to what I always thought a good song. I was thinking of the Irony of the part about being "Burned" when all those people had died at their show a few years back.
So anyhow, on to my journey down the road, the deer did what deer do when it is dark, jumped right out in front of me and I only had time to hit the brakes, to no avail.
I would end up towing the car to work, but that is beside the point, back to the Irony of the song.
What really has me wondering is the numbers game. I wrecked my first car around the same time of the year so long ago, I wonder if it was on the same day?
Will let you know as I look for that old ticket.

A good reminder as always to hug the ones you love :)

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Stopping mass shooters is easier than you think.

There is one thing the majority of these mass shooters are looking for, instant fame.
Failures in their own life they look for a way to finally take control and feel on top. They often spend days, months even years trying to figure out how to be famous, how to right their own pathetic lives. During that time frame they do research, and they see other losers like themselves who became famous, losers who gained instant fame from pulling the trigger on innocent people. Now we need to stop doing things which give them what they want.

1. Stop posting up their pathetic stories which justify their actions

2. Stop blaming inert objects, to date the worst School Massacre ever was the Bath School Massacre which was perpetuated with explosives. I am not naive enough to think that had he not had access to explosives, he would not have found another way to perpetuate his nonsense.

3. Stop showing pictures of them either looking innocent or like a bad ass, that right there gives them fame, the celebrity status they are looking for

4. Never mention their name again. I quit watching Fox news long ago, however I do know one thing they have done right and the other networks have failed, they refuse to mention a shooters name, and they call them close to what they are, vile human beings.

5. Stop acting as if inert objects will somehow possess the owner to do something vile.
Fact of hte matter is right now there are more firearm owners than ever before in US history, we also have the lowest violent crime rate since we started keeping track nearly 60 years go.
Is it because more people own guns? I do not know, what I do know is the nonsense of people owning firearms instantly being the bad guys has to stop.

6. stop making misunderstood felon thugs heroes in movies.

Now, that we know what to stop, what can we do to prevent this down the road?

1. Be firm with the hand of justice. In the few instances where these cowards do not end up dead (Usually taking their own life cause they are afraid of punishment) we argue about rights they have, as if they are fine upstanding citizens.
Look, the only right they have is a right to a fair trial, once that is done take them out back, place them on a chair, put a rope on their neck and kick the chair out from under them. Then take the body, hang it in public and show only his bulging eyes coming from his head in pictures. That my friends is an example, one which has controlled people for centuries upon centuries.

2. Any pictures of them should be distorted, photoshopped with dicks in their mouths, dog shit on them, anything to degrade them and take away their fame, and future fame others may be seeking.

3. Encourage responsible firearms ownership, and I mean in a big way.
Firearms owners have been on the defensive for around 150 years now. We can change this by changing our culture.
Show how responsible you are, take safety classes, and go get as much training as you possibly can. Be polite but quit making excuses. I do not own a firearm to go hunting, or to look pretty, I own one to blow some pile of shits head off who may threaten my families well being.

4. End gun free zones, one would think this is easy as these vile pieces of shit pray on the innocent, but it is not. We need to work at this, I encourage everyone to watch the Testimony from Dr. Suzanne Hupp. She was involved in a mass shooting a couple of decades ago.

5. Go after gangs, most mass shootings are actually gang related, lets clamp down on them, and again, quit celebrating gangs and making them seem like misunderstood people, they are not.

6. Start helping each other. One place America has failed is we are divided, we no longer care for our elderly, or even the sick. We somehow think that tossing people to the outside world and making them stronger through adversity or apathy is the solution, it is not. Lend a helping hand, be open, and be human.

I can go on, but at this point you should be realizing our current trend is not really helping, but we can change the course and mitigate this nonsense once and for all.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Why you should choose a quality Mountain Bike over a Dept Store Bike.

I admit it, I was one of those guys who bought a department store bike. My friends who were avid mountain bikers had tried to talk me out of it, with all kinds of scare tactics like "Your handlebars would strip and you will go over the bars, your wheels will taco and you will wreck" blah blah blah, whatever guys. I thought they were nuts for spending more than a couple hundred dollars on a bike, I mean after all, they are just bikes.

Wow was I wrong.

First off I found out that the hard way that parts on department store bikes really are inferior, mainly after going over the handlebars when I tried to jump a curb and the handlebars stripped! Next I bent a couple axles in my rear wheel, and then the rear wheel, all the while just riding in town.
Now I thought this was normal, but upon taking it to the local bike shop he explained to me that well, my bike sucked. I could not afford a new one and still did not fully believe him, 65 dollar full tune up later my bike actually shifted, at least I thought it did. Gone was the "tat tat tat tat tat tat" ten second wait between gears, now I just had the two second tat tat as it shifted.

So I tooled around, thought this was normal until I finally rode a nice older mountain bike of a friends. Holy shit! Not only did it shift right away, but it peddled easier too!
So then I would ride another friends, same thing, almost effortless to peddle, that was it, I had to buy a real bike. Here is what you will find.

First off you get a bike made to fit you! YOu know that 26inch nonsense the promote in Walhell? Well in reality it means little, that is the wheel size, what you need is the proper frame size. Frame size is determined by your stand over and overall height as well as even preference. Quality bikes come in several different frame sizes, some are listed very simple, small, medium, large and extra large while others use inches.
Further your hopefully friendly and defiantly quirky bike shop owner will actually adjust the bike to fit you! From your seat height (very important) to the angle of your bars and shifter/brakes it will be properly adjusted just for you.

Weight, a quality bike weighs nearly half of your department store bikes, that alone allows easier peddling. Both my Mountain bikes weigh less than 28lbs.

Strength, from the wheels to the frame quality bikes take a beating and keep on going. Where before merely dropping off a curb resulted in stripped handlebars, bent rims or a bent axle, now I can ride down boulder strewn paths, off drops with little to worry about.

Ease of peddling, the more you can spend the better your crankshaft and other components which translates into less overall effort.

Snap shifting, the more you spend the quicker the shifting, however even with the lower end quality bikes your shifting will be miles better than anything from a department store.

Free adjustments for at least a year, and in some stores, a lifetime.

Quality tires, believe it or not tires on a good bike, depending on what brand, and type of tire will last most people their lifetime. For others every few hundred miles, depending on your riding skill, terrain etc.

I hope after reading this you will want to purchase a good bike, regardless of fitness level good times await. Well, that is if you have a bike that does not break in the middle of no where, or worse yet, on your first ride!
What are you waiting for?