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Friday, May 1, 2015

Freedom Friday


2015 Ducati Diavel

There are many definitions of freedom and I won't argue with any of them because there is an inherent subjective hue to the word. There are many things that make me feel free, and while I know that they are all illusions (the world around me is a reflection of my reaction to the world around me), I can enjoy them all the same.







Post Script:

As far as Texas goes...

Would they join the mutual
admiration society? Would they
exchange their horses for Diavels?
I have no current plans to ride or trailer the scooter to Texas and then demonstrate to the Texas Highway Patrol/DPS that I am faster than a speeding ticket (you can't outrun the radio).

However if the Texas Rangers saw the Diavel, I wonder if they'd turn in their Stetsons for helmets and their horses for bikes? They'd go from an organic one horsepower conveyance to a 168 horsepower smart android unit that weighs less than a horse. And no need for spurs to make it go fast as chain blue lightning. If the Rangers went for the swap, would Texans hold me personally responsible for Californicating their cherished institution? And would I need to flee back to the fetid blue state where I normally hang my helmet, a hunted man and in fear of my very life? Or might the Rangers (the cops, not the baseball team) stand up for me?

One Riot, one Diavel...

Mind you, I've thought of driving to Texas for work, but it's a 3 day drive OR it's a 3 hour flight...

18 comments:

  1. I think it's not a matter of either or, but rather both and. The Rangers would keep their horses AND ride bikes.

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    1. But will the horses feel left out?

      It's like you getting a motorcycle without a sidecar for Blue Traveler.

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  2. ZOOM!!! Cool, but no thanks.

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    1. It would strengthen your heart.

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    2. Attempts to fly motorcycles off mountains have do doubt been the base of many health problems I have today.

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    3. Merely ATTEMPTING was apparently not the cure that COMPLETING the attempt would have been.

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  3. At my age, there is no way I would get on the crotch-rocket without training wheels and a roll cage.

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  4. YeeHaw... Live'n dangerously within my means = a horse and a Vespa

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    1. A Vespa has at least two horsepower -- thus it's twice as good as a horse (on paper). In reality, there is something reasonable and earthy about riding a horse that you don't get from a machine.

      If you allowed your Dad to buy a Diavel, you could ride it when he's taking his nap.

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  5. Well, there ARE places the bike won't go that horses will... And I'd say they'd do both! :-)

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    1. I suppose that you could have your cake and eat it too. Why not?

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  6. "If the Rangers went for the swap, would Texans hold me personally responsible for Californicating their cherished institution? And would I need to flee back to the fetid blue state where I normally hang my helmet, a hunted man and in fear of my very life?"

    - Yes, yes they would. And yes. YES YOU WOULD.
    However, I've full faith in the Texas Rangers; their integrity wouldn't be swayed by a Californian on a fancy schmancy bike, so none of that would come to pass.

    To drive, when you could get here in 3 hours, is a horrible idea. Far better to spend the time saved HERE.

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    1. Which means, in case you didn't follow, that all your trips to Texas just increased by 5 days (assuming 2.5 were saved on either end of the journey).

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    2. Good math skills!

      All for Texas.

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    3. higher math takes some spelling out. :)

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    4. Texas Rangers are men, which means that they like toys - and the Diavel is a fun toy. I presume that they could be swayed to take off their spurs when they ride the bike.

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