Saturday, May 26, 2007

If need a new helmet, and are one of those few Americans who actually seem to value their brains when riding (barstards not included), I just got a screaming deal on an Arai Corsair RX-7 Tommy-Gun from Palm Beach Motorcycles via eBay, list price $725. Check it out.

Sunday, May 20, 2007
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Alright. So I accrued another ticket within a year of the last two tickets. Luck has not been on my side. This time, I was lucky enough to have California's finest in the form of Tehama County's Sheriff cite me for 62 in a 55. Being a resident of Oregon, Tehama county court allowed me to differ my ticket if I take an online traffic school class. If you ever find yourself in this situation, I recommend "Go To Traffic School" . In California, traffic school requires that you complete a 400-minute course either in-class in-person, or online if the issuing city or county grants you permission. I recommend because most will complete this program quicker than the 400 minutes in-class. I was charged $28 for the class. In addition, you can elect from varying fee options per your desired delivery speed of your course completion certificate to the court. I think it was $16 for Fedex overnight. Most of the 400 minutes of the course was tutorial, followed by chapter review tests. While these tests are not graded, they will help you with your final exam. The final exam is a very concise portion at the end of the 400 minute course. Since the course is online, you do not have to complete the course all at once. Your unique username and password that you create will grant you access to the course 24/7 until the final exam. If you ever find yourself in this situation, I recommend Good luck. Here's a $2 off coupon code X9F2-7FKD.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Stop thief!

It is unbelievable how bold some of these criminals are! This person obviously has no fear of the police and no respect for private property…. Watch this video and be as stunned as I was! Watch as the fence acts as a ladder for this thief instead of a barrier. Incredible!

Watch video: fruitthief.wmv

Friday, May 05, 2006

Believe it or not.

I'm at work yesterday when my friend and colleague Brian comes to my room.
"Fowler!" he yells through my door."Some fucking lady's trying to move your fucking bike,dude!"
I'm kind of used to this, and just blow it off as another attempt to get a rise out of me. They know I love my bike.
"Fowler, I'm not fucking with you dude. There's a fucking lady in the Parking lot trying to move your fucking bike so she can have your fucking parking spot".
At this point I should tell you Brian is blessed with an almost English ability to insert the word Fuck into virtually anywhere in a sentence at any time.
"Swear you're not just crying wolf, Bri" I say, and I suddenly realise the kid isn't joking. I'm in a bind, because at this exact moment I'm scrubbed, waiting for my surgeon to appear so we can fix an old lady's broken hip. Matt the X-ray tech calls Security for me. They promise to have someone out to see what's going on.
About an hour or so later, I go out to see my bike with Brian. He tells me he was out in the parking lot having a smoke when the woman pulls up in her PT cruiser and starts rocking my bike backwards and frowards, smashing the disc lock into the brake caliper over and over. Brian jumps out of his truck, and in typical Brian fashion yells "Lady, what the fuck do you think you're doing? There's a fucking lock on that disc, you can't move the fucking bike"
This is the best bit.
She turns to Brian and asks him to help her PICK MY BIKE UP AND MOVE IT SO SHE CAN PARK HER CAR!!!!!
I call Security to file a report, and notice a gouge in my right disc. I call the cops and report it too. Bri got her licence plate, so Security figured out who she was and called her out when the the cops get there. The cops turn up and we all go inspect the bike, the woman looking very sheepish.
The cop says he could charge her with Criminal Mischief, but won't if she foots the bill for brake inspection and repair.
Her excuse?
"I don't know anything about motorcycles", she says. "I didn't think..."
And that typical attitude is why so many motorcyclists get injured and killed on our roads.
Can you believe I didn't resort to violence? I'm very proud of myself.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

T shirt

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Told you so.

Not a goddamn word. Four weeks, $75 in fees and not a peep from the stupid Oregon DMV.
Now I'm back legal, and wondering what the point of it all was? Is society a better place for my riding the MAX for 4 weeks? Am I a better person for being forced to watch a homeless woman scrape the calluses from her (distinctly cheesy)feet with a large pocket knife at 7.30 p.m.?
Actually, now I think of it, that was punishment and will make me think twice before stopping for a pursuing cop next time.
So, my question is, in view of the result of the punishmetn, i/e. my resolve to not get caught next time, has the punishment actually made me more apt to be a lawbreaker rather than making want to stick to 35 mph on a 2 lane highway on a clear dry day?
I guess time will tell, but if Brent becomes President and the Vest of Shame is extended to suspensions as was suggested, you might as well make me one of my own.

Friday, October 28, 2005

3 weeks gone

Can you credit it? It's been 3 weeks since the beginning of the suspension, and here I am having paid the DMV and completed all required paperwork with nothing to show for it. My bike's still at the shop because I can't go pick it up after it's 12 000 service. I can't take call this weekend which would have been sure to piss work off immensely if it weren't for the fact I'm laid up from a back injury and aren't working anyway.
My suspicion that the "Hardship License" is little more than a money making scheme by the Oregon DMV is now a cast iron belief. Make every poor suspended sap pay a fee in the hope of receiving a license they've no intention of ever sending.