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That's funny sh1t! I rode Rt 66 a couple years ago but picked it up in Springfield Missouri so I missed Uranus!

The original plan was to start it in Illinois but we stayed north west for awhile to let some thunderstorms pass south of us. May have to do it again.

I don't think the T shirts are so bad. I already wear my shirt from Bung Hole Liquors in Salem Mass.

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Little Willie missing from Uranus and Fudge Packer T shirts? no, i just could not wear one!

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Went by there on the way to Branson last fall. We didn't stop, but Laura & I laffed for a week. One of the finest examples of tourist trap we've ever seen.
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Itís Raining Again


Last night, I watched the 11:00 news to see the Weather Report. Supposedly, it was going to rain during the wee hours of this morning, then it was going to quit for a few hours before turning into a steady rain this afternoon that will last until tomorrow night.

Well; they got it wrong. Itís been raining lightly off and on all morning. I had been hoping to go out and pick up the items for Sundayís Dinner. I wasnít feeling imaginative, so I was going to just have my standard Holiday Meal 14 oz. Rib Eye with baked potato, beef gravy, asparagus and biscuits and some strawberry ice cream for dessert. Itís not an expensive or overly fancy meal, but I enjoy it.

However; my accident spooked me. I really donít want to ride on wet pavement. My left knee still has road rash and my right leg still hurts. I donít want to risk increasing the pain. I can fix chicken for dinner. I have some good sized boneless chicken breasts in the freezer, and I can throw one on the charcoal grill and slather it with good BBQ sauce. That, along with roasted seasoned spuds and some Green Giant vegetables will make a tasty meal worthy of a holiday. I wonít suffer.

Iím just looking at my reluctance to ride. Iíve got hundreds of thousands of miles of riding in the rain under my butt. One accident in the rain shouldnít affect me so much. But it does.

In analyzing this, Iím reminded about the time I got stung on the tongue by a bee. It happened in the summer of 1983. There was no Tunnel work going on, to speak of and the Business Agent of the Union sent me out to work as a Laborer for the Cambridge Local. I was working at the Harvard Business School and we were on a tight schedule. The work had to be completed by the start of the school year, so we were working seven days a week. One Sunday in August, I was sitting outside at lunch time eating a roast beef sandwich. A bee landed on my sandwich and I didnít see it. When I took my next bite, it stung me on the tongue. It hurt a lot. I even had to pull the stinger out of my tongue.

Now, at the time, roast beef was my favorite sandwich, but after I got stung, I lost my taste for it. Intellectually, I knew that it wasnít the roast beefís fault, but my subconscious wasnít listening to my intellectual mind. It took me over a year before I could enjoy roast beef again.

I think Iím going through something similar in regards to riding in the rain. I hope I get over it soon, but in the meantime, I think Iíll just avoid riding on wet surfaces.

Crashing truly sucks and I really donít want to do it again. Now that I think about it a little more, BBQ chicken is sounding pretty tasty.
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When I crashed, I was in a wheel chair for 2 months. Broke arm & leg, couldn't use crutches. The week after the doc said I could use a cane to get out of the chair, I bought my new bike. Your mental outlook will change when the pain & hassles of being hurt diminish. You'll definitely be more cautious when you ride in the rain again. I'm very spooky when I see someone in a car doing something odd, now. The guy that hit me was backing into a drive way on my left side of the road. He changed direction just as I got there & got me. Seems he over shot the drive on my right, for a yard sale, & backed into the drive on my left to get to the one he wanted. He was also a diagnosed alzheimers patient & should have had his license pulled by the state. They took it, but not soon enough to save me the hurt. If your ever hurt & it's their fault, get a lawyer. I would have had to mortgage my house if I hadn't. $250,000 in insurance wasn't enough, without the lawyer negotiating all those bills down.
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My legs hurt this morning. Thatís a good thing; I earned that pain.

Yesterday, David played chauffeur and drove me around to pick up the heavy/bulky items on my shopping list. On my way out to the car when he arrived at the house, I decided that I didnít want to bring the cane. I could just lean on the shopping cart like I did on Monday. The difference, however was that I was doing a lot more walking yesterday than I did on Monday. And, on Monday, I was only out for a couple of hours and that whipped me enough that once I got back home, I became a vegetable for the rest of the day.
Yesterday, we hit two different supermarkets, wandered around the Department store section of one for a while, went out to Five Guys for lunch and went to the Barber Shop.

I really needed a haircut badly. I hadnít had one in a month and a half and I looked like I should be living on the streets of San Francisco. I havenít been happy with the barber Iíd been using for a long time (ever since the time I went in for a trim and walked out with a crew cut) and when David said he was going to get his hair cut, I decided that I would go along and check out his barber.

It turned out that Davidís barber is out of work, having broken his arm, so we got our haircuts from his partner/ assistant/ boss/ employee? A talkative, cute, short blonde woman who did a good job. I think I know where Iíll be getting my haircuts in the future.

After the barbershop, we hit Home Depot. I wanted to get a bag of dirt. Thereís been a hole in my front lawn since before I bought the house, and I decided that when I mowed the lawn on Tuesday, it was way past time to fill it in. I suspect that when the house was empty, somebody saw a beautiful plant in the lawn and decided to dig it up. Iíve been wanting to fill the hole in for almost two years now, and on Tuesday, I almost stepped in it; which would have really hurt.

Once we got back to the house and filled the hole in, I was showing David some of the things Iíve either accomplished or plan to accomplish and there were a couple of Tulip plants that were flowering in the back yard. I told him that the pink flowers had been open, but they closed up when it rained the other day, then re-opened. I just looked and theyíre closed up again (itís raining this morning). I didnít know that tulips did that. I was pretty proud that Iíve almost eliminated the bushes/ plants from beside the walk. They would be completely gone by now if I hadnít of had the accident. Thereís a lot more jungle that needs to be eradicated, but Iím getting there, little by little.

Iím back into my Homeowner Phase right now. I want to get a weed whacker to trim the grass; I also want to get a new metal mailbox stand and replace the termite eaten wooden post thatís there. And, hereís the capper; Iím thinking that it would be worthwhile to have Stanley Steamer come by and do my carpets. Theyíll never look good; there are too many ground in stains, but I wonít have the money to replace the carpeting for a few years. Even if they still look like crap, Iíll know theyíre clean. I rented a rug shampooer when I bought the house, and went over the carpets twice. It cleaned a lot of the crap out, but left a lot behind. When I tallied up the cost of rental, plus the shampoo plus the work I put in, calling Stanley and taking them up on their deal looks like a good idea. If I can figure out a way to come up with the money (and Iím really thinking about it), I think Iíll do it. And while typing this out, I think I just came up with a way.

Anyhow, I havenít been on the Roadster since Monday. Iím going to the 8:45 AM showing of Avengers: Endgame tomorrow. I just looked at the weather forecast and thereís a 64% chance of rain at 8:00 AM. I guess Iím going to have to deal with my current distaste of riding in the rain.

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Waiting now at 6:21 for a 7:00 showing of the Avengers. Glad to hear you are getting back to normal, if there is such a thing for you. ��
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