Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Geek or not?

Gps mounted on my new honda CRF200L and my Honda Little Ruckus Scooter. So the question is, is this to geeky?

Monday, April 21, 2008

CRBMW Meet to Eat

Sunday was the first CRBMW club Meet to Eat event. It was originally set for the Hawg House in Malden Il. It worked. Six of us showed up and this is really good considering that it was a short notice ride, and Malden is located in BFE.

The Hawg House turned out to be one of those 'Harley Only'kind of places, so being only 8.1 miles from Ladd, and in Ladd is Rip's Chicken, we all left the 'Hairy Eyeball' Hawg House and rode to Rip's for a late lunch.

Two Points:

1: Rip's has the best fried chicken in Illinois, and prolly the entire Planet Earth.

2: I have never understood the attitude of some Harley riders about motorcyclists piloting other brands. After all it is the Harley riders that are riding third world, pushrod motor junk.

You would think they should be happy that other bikers would gladly include them in conversation, and the love of riding. I don't find this phenomenon with other riders that have 'third world' motorcycles like Urals or Royal Enfields, it is just Harley riders. They, the Ural, Royal Enfield, etc riders just like the uniqueness and have fun. I don't understand why the Harley Davidson riders feel they are any different.

Oh well, it was a great day, in any case.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Today it is at 37.79 degrees North. North of that, no more dandelions.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Rendezvous Memphis

My friend Bob McMullen was raving about this place because he is also going to the NOWRA show in Memphis. He told me that some one or other on the food network was all gaga about this resturant and their 'dry ribs'.

So since I am here early, and I will be busy Monday night when Bob and his bride Vicki will be having dinner at the Rendezvous, I figured that I would just go down there and try it.

% Drum Roll % These are the best ribs I have ever had in my life. % Drum Roll %

I am sort of a road food affectionato, as you can see by my picture and other posts. I think nothing of getting on my bike and riding 1000+ miles for shrimp, or 800 miles for Hamils BBQ. I now have a new destination.

Rendezvous in Memphis has better tasting ribs than anywhere else. I like ribs, there are plenty of places in Chicago that have good one, and since I do business with a Kansas City company, they always try to impress me with some place or other there, which to be honest, are pretty good.

Sorry, Chicago, and KC, you lose. The dry seasoning that the Rendezvous uses is just perfect to bring out subtle flavors in the meat. It is not overpowering, and no where near the KC style where you are eating baked sauce with some meat underneath.

Discoveries like this are great.

More Loretta Lynn

Road trips are so great.

I was driving west on I-40 and thought it was time for lunch, not knowing what I was getting into, I pulled off the road at Buffalo TN.

This place is so corny that it is fun.

Go Loretta.

Loretta Lynn

Her store

Friday, April 4, 2008

Software Development

Anyone that has never been involved in software development seems to think it is a sterile, orderly process. Well, it isn't.

It involves frustration, supprise, chasing bugs that more often than not, the fault of the development suite, and saying bad words.

The ugratefull customers still complain, even when the work is pure genius.

But when a project is done, or as done as it's going to be before it is shipped, there is joy.