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Motorcycling has been a life changing experience. I hope sharing the info and pictures on the Blog gives you some idea how impressed I am with the experience, travel and the people I have met. Made new friends especially among Riders here in Orange County. Special recognition to Johney (Wrench)-helps with all the maintenance stuff+rides, plus other great riding friends: Ken Y., Luis V. & Minita, Chuck & Patty, John R., Joe, Carolyn, Gregg, Charlie & Carol, Rick, Stan P., Ed & Susan P., Barry, plus Terry, Bob B., Brian H., Glenn, William & Daveta Jo, Bob (Concho) and others. ************* DISCLAIMER: This is my personal write-up (Blog) of motorcycling news, rides and events that I am involved with in some way and not affiliated with any group, organization or club that might be mentioned herein. There should be no confusion regarding the fact these are my personal comments and not those of any other entity.

Amazing scenery, great ride, wonderful time.

Amazing scenery, great ride, wonderful time.
Monument Valley, Utah-9/2011 photo by Johney Harper!

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Sent to me by "lilbear" from forum. A "doo-rag" but it looks great here on the passenger back rest.

Has U.S. Navy logo on it!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Half a league, half a league,Half a league onward,All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred."Forward, the Light Brigade!Charge for the guns!" he said:Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred.

"Forward, the Light Brigade!"Was there a man dismayed?Not tho' the soldiers knew Someone had blundered:Theirs was not to make reply,Theirs was not to reason why,Theirs was but to do and die:Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred.

Cannon to the right of them,Cannon to the left of them,Cannon in front of them Volleyed and thunder'd;Storm'd at with shot and shell,Boldly they rode and well,Into the jaws of Death,Into the mouth of Hell, Rode the six hundred.

Flashed all their sabres bare,Flashed as they turned in air,Sab'ring the gunners there,Charging and army, while All the world wondered:Plunging in the battery smoke,Right through the line they broke;Cossack and RussianReeled from the sabre-stroke Shattered and sundered.Then they rode back, but not-- Not the six hundred.

Cannon to the right of them,Cannon to the left of them,Cannon in front of them Volleyed and thundered;Stormed at with shot and shell,While horse and hero fell,They that fought so well,Came thro' the jaws of Death,Back from the mouth of Hell,All that was left of them, Left of the six hundred.

When can their glory fade?Oh, the wild charge they made! All the world wondered. Honor the charge they made! Honor the Light Brigade, Noble Six Hundred!
Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)