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110-burnoutTo commemorate 110 years on 1/10, H-D released a video of a celebratory burnout.

The epic burnout footage was filmed late last summer during the anniversary kick-off party at the Harley-Davidson Museum, but the video was released yesterday.

Nice!

There was no fine print about it being a professional driver on a closed course and don’t try this at home…but, they did overlay in 8 point font:

“Burnouts look great on film, but in the real world are hard on tires, wheels and other mechanical parts.  Love your bike.  Be respectful to your neighbors. Ride safely.”

Photos of the anniversary kick-off event are HERE on Facebook.  Other H-D videos HERE on YouTube.

Photo courtesy of H-D

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jp_gardenAs many of you know I’ve been on lock-down for much of October and posted few articles onto the blog.  Candidly, I experienced few withdrawal pains once I stopped constantly checking my iPhone for comments.

I waded through the good, the bad and the ugly during my semi-hiatus and debated whether to continue blogging or not.  I thought a lot about announcing retirement due to other responsibilities and the relentless pace needed to create fresh material for the hundreds of readers who visit the site each day.  Those of you who do blog know it is a challenge to have a mix of thoughtful, intelligent material on one hand and snarky, tongue-n-cheek on the other.  I plan to continue posting original material regularly, but it will not be as abundant.

In a world of motorcycle-based media and social networking I certainly commanded a chunk of the cyberspace, but the negative impact of being plugged into this virtual world is that it’s become perpetually superficial.  So, I’ve dumped the Facebook account and group pages.  I have enough friends.  Twitter might be next, but I’m still assessing what’s helpful about the remaining online activity and what’s a distraction.

You see somewhere along the way I think it just got the point where I couldn’t even hear my own voice over the din.  Instead of riding more, dreaming of dirt bikes and trying to eat well I was just waking up to more white hairs… as the noise gets louder, you pull the trigger, push, push,… twist and shout in this huge virtual conversation.

I’ve committed to blog, but will spend less time online.  Instead I’m going to sprint, pedal, paddle, serve, shuffle, shoot, stretch, and strum.  There’s a whole lot more happening than being “plugged” into H-D.  And a good buddy often reminds me that, “Analog beers face-to-face are golden.”

True that!

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