An Attack on your sensibilties, Collision with society's norms, Raid on information, Foray into the unknown, and Invasion of my privacy.
Maybe just stuff I like to write about.
From the soggy Pacific Northwest.
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Hey, you there in the Suburbs...
I recognize that you only drive into "the city" to work or go to a special event. No big deal. But "the city" is also a neighborhood. I live in "the city", so do my family and pets. So when you come in to "the city" and drive like a jackass on your way to work - you put me and my family in danger. I'll tell you what. When you drive in to work in "the city" slow down a little, watch for crosswalks and children and pets. And I won't drive out to the burbs and haul ass around your neighborhood. I would be really angry if you killed my child while they were walking to the bus - just because you were frustrated that you and all your suburban friends clogged up the freeways with single occupancy vehicles - and you decided to take a short cut through "the city" at high rates of speed. Just because the buildings are taller than three stories doesn't mean people don't live here. Respect my neighborhood and I will respect yours.
We had been looking at RVs for a long time, focusing mostly on class B versions. Class B RVs are on van chassis and stay within the van footprint, as a result the Class B RVs are very manageable compared to their larger siblings. Most Class B can be driven in cities, parked in normal spots, and genarraly fit into tighter situations than you would ever consider for a much larger Class A or Class C (when most people think of RVs they are usually envisioning Class A or C).
We decided on a 2017 Winnebago Travato. We chose the 59g floorplan and waited for the 2017 1/2 models to come out with their few nice mid-year improvements.
Out in east Memphis and northwest Germantown they have some greenway bike+ped paths along the Wolf River, called the Wolf River Greenway. It is pretty nice, and I have ridden my bicycle along it's entirety. It is still somewhat in two main sections, the Memphis section in the west and the Germantown section in the east. The ultimate plans are to have them all linked together and connected to some other areas as well, although those plans seem like they might be a while to completion (if ever).
In October I bought a 2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer XRx.
So far I am enjoying this bike. I have no connection whatsoever with Triumph other than I own a few of their motorcycles. (Although if anyone from Triumph or wants to sponsor me I certainly wouldn't Turn them away.).