It is behind the camera.
I appreciate old (abandoned) homes, especially in the deep south since many tell a significant story. The history can be important, and many times sad. Like a rusty and non-functioning motorcycle, a house of the same was once somebody's home.
DT,I appreciate old (abandoned) homes, especially in the deep south since many tell a significant story. The history can be important, and many times sad. Like a rusty and non-functioning motorcycle, a house of the same was once somebody's home.
But in Dearborn, MI there seemed to be so many stories. Some communities it seemed like every third house.
Yes, of course. Didn't mean to generalize.DT,
What you say is quite true. There are lots of stories and plenty of history in those old dwellings. However, like all aspects, there's another side of the coin. There's the LAZY side of the human race. There's the NO PRIDE side, the no COMMON DECENCY side and more. Take for instance our old neighborhood in So Cal. It's a cul-de-sac of 14 homes. When we moved in, approximately 26 years ago, the homes were around 4 years old. Another words, it was, at that time, a new neighborhood. The people living in those homes, all continuously showed a sense of pride, a sense of belonging.
But, as time went on, about 11 of the original 14 families moved on. And, what replaced them was, well, for the most part, dare I say it, Wh... Tra…
It wasn't long and, what used to be nice looking, well kept yards, were dead. Nice looking 3-rail fences were broken, rotted, falling down and trees were overgrown and or dead. Then came the broken down cars, broken and ugly old, flat tired motorhomes sitting in the front yards and more and more and more. There was at least two residences that had more than one family living in them with multiple cars all stacked in the dead front yards, driveways, street, overflowing into other peoples parking areas etc.
After right at 20 years of keeping our place as neat and nice as I could, I finally told the CEO, if we're not out of here IMMEDIATELY, I'm gonna go Postal (old term used by us old guys that remember one of the first mass shootings by a postal worker).
Ok, enough blabbing. We moved, bought a brand new home in AZ and, have been considerably happier ever since.
Yes, there's history in most of Americas neighborhoods but, not all of it is good. Much of it is sad.
There is/was nothing wrong with your replay. It was/is quite true and honest. It's just that, humanoids are a funny species. There are some that care about their being, as in how they look, what their surroundings look like, and how they present themselves. Then, there's the ones that could give a rats....a... about any of that. We are in Bayview CO at present and, I'm running the A/T all over the place on many, many miles of county roads etc. It seems that, in this neck of the woods, by far, the majority of residents of this area DO CARE about how they live etc.Yes, of course. Didn't mean to generalize.
RE Dirt roads and 90/10 tires: Do continue to be careful.... So far, no mishaps with the big girl. She didn't decide to nap on me at any given time. Lot's of gravel-type roads here. I sloooooooooww Waaaaaay down for even some slight curves in these roads. I'm what's called gun shy now that I've dumped it ONE TIME in a strange predicament. And those 90/10 tires don't help things either.
Awesome Scott.Well Gang,
We just got back home here to Lake Havasu City AZ from an 1,150 mile trip through AZ, NM and CO. And the A/T rode on the back of the motorhome very nicely for the whole distance and never moved an inch. I rode quite a few little trips in all the stops and it was a blast. The bike (any motorcycle) that carried on the back of a motorhome, especially a diesel coach with a rear radiator, gets horribly dirty, depending on road conditions. So, in some cases, I needed to clean it BEFORE I could go out and get it dirty.
But, I'm getting a bit more at ease with it in the off road scenarios. That doesn't mean I get overzealous or in any way, over confident, not at all. It simply means I'm just getting a tad more comfortable in anything less than pavement. I still have to change those tires though. 90/10 tires are great for the street but, don't instill much confidence once the tires leave the pavement. Anyway, as much as I'm totally happy with the DCT functions and, its rider adjustability, even on the fly, I found myself using the MANUAL mode on more than one occasion.
In rare circumstances, I found it was just nicer and more applicable to be able to CHOOSE which gear I'm in and for what length of time, before either up or down shifting. I only used the manual mode a couple of times but, again, it was just one of those things where it seemed to make things better for the application(s). So far, in the time I've owned this bike, I can't say there's any times I've disliked it or, felt unhappy in any sort of way. It's a bit on the heavy side for manipulation in rutty or rocky or anything uglier than a flat, forest service road, at least in my opinion. But, it's still a ton of fun.