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March 31, 2021

Colorado Springs


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March 29, 2021

March 2021

I would like to point out that, in March, I started riding my motorcycle. It was warm enough that I would go for rides and I'd go up until I got to a patch of snow, and then I'd turn around. I did this riding up around Idaho Springs, Alice/St Mary's Glacier, Oh My God Road, Black Hawk, Central City, etc. But I was out riding, ready for the summer to begin. And then the snows came. I'm not sure when my last motorcycle ride was, but it was some time before the blizzard of 2021 that hit us over the weekend of March 12th. So, I'd say that I didn't ride my motorcycle from the 12-28th of March due to the heavy snows we got in that time period.

Today was the first time that I even felt comfortable trying to ride my Africa Twin up the driveway. There was a little bit of snow/ice that I had to ride over, but the knobbies did a fine job of getting me across the icy/snowy part of the driveway that I had to cross. Then, after that, I was hell bent for leather and rode all day until it was solidly dark. I took 285 south to Pine Junction, then south through Pine on Pine Valley Road (Jefferson County Road 126) south through Pine, to Jefferson County Road 211 to Cheesman Lake. But the lake is closed. You can't get anywhere near it, really. So then, I went back to County Road 211 and kept going west, basically trying to connect to Wellington Lake. So I took 211 to Stoney Pass Road (County Road 560), but then it got to where the road was covered in snow/ice (FR545), so I turned back.

At some point, I met up with two other guys on bikes. One was on an 800 cc twin cylinder KTM, (Dave I think), and the other was on a KLR 650. So, I rode back with them. Basically back up Pine Valley Road (126) back to Southwest Platte River Road (96) to South Foxton Road (97). Then, up south Foxton Road (97) to Running Deer Road. This is the only part I'd never been on, I'm pretty sure. So Running Deer Road, left on Black Bear Lane, then right onto Broken Arrow Drive. Then, this brings us to Pleasant Park Road, which I'm very familiar with, and right on Pleasant Park Road, until we T off at Deer Creek Road. We exchange phone numbers, they go right, I go left. But I got Dave's phone number so hopefully I'll get to ride with them again.

So, I rode for several hours. Much of the day. Then to Walmart to get a new cable for the iphone since the cable I was using seemed to have failed. Now, I have a new cigarette lighter to USB adapter that lights up to indicate it's working. Also, a new USB to iPhone cable so now I have power to both the Garmin Montana and the iPhone 6S while I'm riding. I still need to get some more chain lube, but I did manage to lube the chain in the parking lot. So glad I got in a good ride for today, as more snow comes tonight and the high tomorrow is 26 F. Ugh.

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March 23, 2021

Muslim Terrorist Attacks Christians in Boulder, CO

Talk about burying the lede. I had no idea why someone would murder 10 strangers in a mass shooting in Boulder. Had to so some research to figure out that he's a Muslim terrorist. Libiots love Muslims, and hate Christians. But the Muslims do believe that, by killing non-believers (Christians), they will have a better place in heaven. The Koran specifically tells them to execute Christians.

But don't take my word for it. (Also, don't take Google's word either, as Google LOVES towelheads and HATES Christians.


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Into The Wild

"With almost a year having passed since Chris' disappearance, my parents anger...their desperation...their guilt is giving way to pain, and pain seemed to bring them closer. Even their faces had changed."

"She convinces herself it's Chris...that it's her son whenever she passes a stray. And I fear for the mother in her. Instincts that seem to sense the threat of a loss so huge and irrevocable that the mind balks at taking its measure. I began to wonder if I can understand all that Chris is saying any longer. But I catch myself and remember that these are not the parents he grew up with, but people softened by the forced reflection that comes with loss. Still everything Chris is saying has to be said. And I trust for him that everything he is doing has to be done. This is our life."

Christopher McCandless, reading Primo Levi's quote :
"...the sea's only gifts are harsh blows and, occasionally, the chance to feel strong. Now, I don't know much about the sea, but I do know that that's the way it is here. And I also know how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong but to feel strong, to measure yourself at least once, to find yourself at least once in the most ancient of human conditions, facing blind, deaf stone alone, with nothing to help you but your own hands and your own head..."
― Primo Levi

Christopher McCandless, reading Henry David Thoreau's quote :
"There was there felt the presence of a force not bound to be kind to man. It was a place for heathenism and superstitious rites, -- to be inhabited by men nearer of kin to the rocks and to wild animals than we." The Maine Woods - Henry David Thoreau

Christopher McCandless : The core of man's spirit comes from new experiences.

Christopher McCandless : I'm going to paraphrase Thoreau here... rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness... give me truth.

Christopher McCandless : Two years he walks the earth. No phone, no pool, no pets, no cigarettes. Ultimate freedom. An extremist. An aesthetic voyager whose home is the road. Escaped from Atlanta. Thou shalt not return, 'cause "the West is the best." And now after two rambling years comes the final and greatest adventure. The climactic battle to kill the false being within and victoriously conclude the spiritual pilgrimage. Ten days and nights of freight trains and hitchhiking bring him to the Great White North. No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild. - Alexander Supertramp May 1992

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March 18, 2021

Jefferson County Land Development Regulations


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