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Country Life (ca. 1896)


Posted by Britton

Greeley is an alright place.  You need to have the right mindset going into anything.  Tonight after work Cassie and I decided to saddle up the bikes and go for a ride into town.   There is a place downtown called Patrick’s.  Its a new bar that is in a 100yr old brick building.  They had a bluegrass band called “Reservoir Rd”.  I used to live by Reservoir Rd when I was growing up.
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After that we went to the Relay for Life down at Island Grove Park.  That is where I think most people in Greeley were at the moment.

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It was fun.  We rode our bikes for about a 5-7 mile round trip and got to see some people in our community.   Summer time is great.  The temperature was about perfect.  I realized that not much has changed in 100years.  This was most likely pretty close to what people were doing in 1896 when Greeley was founded.

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There was one difference though.  I got a page on my cell phone from one of our Unix Admins.  Apparently one of the satilite  servers at work took a dump and we had to switch to a backup for SSH / HTTP.   I dont think that happened alot back then.

Here is a picture of me on my bike LOL:
challand_1896

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DeathTransPlanet?? *updated*


Posted by Britton

A friend of mine recently wrecked his Hayabusa 1300R sportbike and the insurance got him a new one. I told some folks I’d post this up so here are the pics. It really is a nice bike and I think it still is the “fastest sport bike in the world”. 200+mph

For your first motorcyle I personally think its a bit much (I wouldn’t do it) but its what truly makes this guy happy. I’ve lost a FEW friends to these sportbikes and this one is BY FAR THE FASTEST.

I will also note that when we were in Puerto Rico there were quite a few of these.

I am the worst photographer ever because I didn’t get one of the whole bike…eek! I did get a video of the startup. I also got pics of ALL THE MODZ. But not the whole bike.

Also this bike is modded. It has the speed limiter removed so it can go over 200mph and it also has been dyno’ed and I think he said 160hp at the rear wheel. Which is insane.

My friend Randy died a short time ago on I think a 900cc. I also lost a friend on an R1 (1000cc). So I am a bit touchy.


The new computer program records your last highest speed.

I guess I am being a bit harsh. It’s just that I am just using this as an opportunity to speak my peace. BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL.

People out there do care about your well being.


Even the chain looks cool.


You can see the exhaust header thru this hole. And below the windscreen is even upgraded.

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30 Mile Bike Ride!


Posted by Cassie

Yesterday Britton and I went for a casual Sunday bike ride with our friends, Matt, Jamie, Chad and Erin. Well, Matt’s definition of a fun, leisurely ride, is definitely not mine! We ended up in Windsor, 15 miles away. It was hot and very sunny. The last few miles back I could hardly pedal. It was a beautiful ride on the Poudre Trail, but I was so ready for a beer when I got home (about 3 hours later), you can only imagine. This morning I woke up with a killer sunburn. Britton calls me Rock Lobster.


Ouch!
At least I had a hat on and my face didn’t get burned!

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