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Old 12-21-2013, 11:18 PM   #1
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Happy Yule!!

Woo Hoo! The days are getting longer now.

Cold and Dark, This time of year,
the Earth lies dormant, awaiting the return of the Sun,
and with it, Life
Far beneath the frozen surface, a heartbeat waits,
until the moment is right, to Spring


Embrace the Night, seek out the Light, for it shall guide our spirits onward to our Dreams.

Blessed Be

Love and Peace to our ADV Family!
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:22 PM   #2
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:33 PM   #3
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Well said my friend.

Thank God the days are getting longer! I can deal with the cold and rain and the wind, but the damn dark steals my sense.
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:10 AM   #4
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....a heartbeat waits..
In that case....
Bump........Bump.........Bump........Bump........

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Love and Peace to our ADV Family!
Yes. Love and Peace to ALL you FFs!!
Seriously, nice to know all-a-yas
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:29 AM   #5
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>>>>>>>>>Blessings to inmates everywhere<<<<<<<<

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Old 12-22-2013, 10:22 AM   #6
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:34 AM   #7
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Woo Hoo! The days are getting longer now.

Cold and Dark, This time of year,
the Earth lies dormant, awaiting the return of the Sun,
and with it, Life
Far beneath the frozen surface, a heartbeat waits,
until the moment is right, to Spring


Embrace the Night, seek out the Light, for it shall guide our spirits onward to our Dreams.

Blessed Be

Love and Peace to our ADV Family!

Nice poetry,

Happy Christmas everyone!
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:24 PM   #8
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Winter??

The winter solstice arrived yesterday and today we are working in t-shirts. I think someone fooled us into believing it's winter, when in actuality, it's spring.

Yippee, the light returns
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:40 PM   #9
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I think someone fooled us into believing it's winter, when in actuality, it's spring.
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Yeah, they switched them; this year Winter begins March 20.
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Old 12-22-2013, 04:10 PM   #10
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The winter solstice arrived yesterday and today we are working in t-shirts. I think someone fooled us into believing it's winter, when in actuality, it's spring.

Yippee, the light returns
No kidding I just got back from a couple hour ride on the Montesa. The sun was shining through the timber and my ATGATT included Carhartt bibs and a Tee shirt. It is still 55 degrees out here.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:51 PM   #11
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Embrace the Night, seek out the Light, for it shall guide our spirits onward to our Dreams.

I like the way u think.

Was doing just that last evening on the upper patio. Burning through some 300 y.o. mex mesquite in the chimenea. Looking up at the stars here (there are a lot of stars here) I find a new mini-Dipper to the south, low maginitude. Can't see it directly, have to look off-angle. But its there, 6 or 7 stars who-the-hell knows how far away. I like big spaces, I can feel them. The ones overhead are a real stretch.

The only place bigger than baja at night is right there overhead.

Feliz Navidad Ol' MB. You'd fit right in here.

Ran 4 laps on our new local TT-style mex racetrack. Plenty fast, needs water and rolling. Then 2 mins after I get my helmet off, a ranchero literally rolls down the main straight, over the 2 meter jump with a double load of hay and trailer. Only in baja would you find hay trucks on a racetrack. So called it a dia.

Back to town, cross paths with a local mexicano motohead. We talk. So, now I am signed up to ride in another mex local off-road race over in La Bocana next Sabado, no, Domingo, with him and his son. Looking fwd to it.

Gold, and those dreams, are where you find them.

Feliz Naviad.

Hells en baja, hoy!

Edit: just chased the local ponies outta the garden. No wonder I got nothing but horse apples for ensalada!
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:30 PM   #12
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Embrace the Night, seek out the Light, for it shall guide our spirits onward to our Dreams.

I like the way u think.

Was doing just that last evening on the upper patio. Burning through some 300 y.o. mex mesquite in the chimenea. Looking up at the stars here (there are a lot of stars here) I find a new mini-Dipper to the south, low maginitude. Can't see it directly, have to look off-angle. But its there, 6 or 7 stars who-the-hell knows how far away. I like big spaces, I can feel them. The ones overhead are a real stretch.

The only place bigger than baja at night is right there overhead.

Feliz Navidad Ol' MB. You'd fit right in here.

Ran 4 laps on our new local TT-style mex racetrack. Plenty fast, needs water and rolling. Then 2 mins after I get my helmet off, a ranchero literally rolls down the main straight, over the 2 meter jump with a double load of hay and trailer. Only in baja would you find hay trucks on a racetrack. So called it a dia.

Back to town, cross paths with a local mexicano motohead. We talk. So, now I am signed up to ride in another mex local off-road race over in La Bocana next Sabado, no, Domingo, with him and his son. Looking fwd to it.

Gold, and those dreams, are where you find them.

Feliz Naviad.

Hells en baja, hoy!

Edit: just chased the local ponies outta the garden. No wonder I got nothing but horse apples for ensalada!


Uhmmm, if everthang comes together raight, I'll be duplicating yer lifestyle when I'm at yer age, period, as far as I'm concerned yer doin it right ! ! ! !

Bottom line - like the way you think.

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And, i damn sure hope I'm as humble, well-liked, and well-spoken as you are; I aspire to be as such . . . . .

Not-to-mention Al is at least 15+ years my senior, and I'll go down on record that I can barely keep up (riding off-road)with the FF ! ! ! You, sir have earned my respect, period. . . . . .

May we ride again . . . . . . . 2014 ?
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:45 AM   #13
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please, oh, please!!?

can I be the one to say,
"BAH,,Humbug!"!
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:20 AM   #14
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Beat me to it, peterman.... forced cheerfulness, forced spending, rampant consumerism, and so on. We've forgotten that Christ is the reason we celebrate, not Mammon. And what really bugs the crap out of me is when people say "Happy Holidays". It's not "The Holidays" dammit, it's Christmas with a Christ in it. And I'm not particularly religious.

And I like long sunny days, even if it's cold outside, so turning the corner towards shorter nights and longer days is a big event for me. We're getting closer to riding season now, not moving further away from it.

Bah Humbug back at you, my brother. And to all you FF's:

Merry Christmas!!!!!

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Old 12-23-2013, 07:45 AM   #15
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Nailed it . . . . .

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