The good of being here in SoCal

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The good of being here in SoCal

Postby jhwalker » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:48 pm

Hot cars, especially Mustangs, high-revving motorcycles.
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Re: The good of being here in SoCal

Postby SonicVenum » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:57 am

The Tamed West has its advantages. :mrgreen:
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Re: The good of being here in SoCal

Postby jhwalker » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:26 am

We stay in the house that Terri partly owns near Rodeo/Crenshaw blvds and I think there is an informal 'show-down area on Crenshaw. Some great sounds waft over to Potomac. The roads in San Miguel de Allende (dirt, cobblestone with frequent topes) will not support 2 gear full throttle acceleration. We are looking at the high-end Polaris models that support jumping (like https://rzr.polaris.com/en-us/rzr-xp-turbo-s/) to liven things up a little. in my dreams. :lol: :lol: Terri says if I sell the SPF and give her half the monay I am free to do as I wish with the rest... Problem is, I've had the SPF for 13 years, and am attached to it even it resides in Hastings NE.
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Re: The good of being here in SoCal

Postby jhwalker » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:26 am

We stay in the house that Terri partly owns near Rodeo/Crenshaw blvds and I think there is an informal 'show-down' area on Crenshaw. Some great sounds waft over to Potomac. The roads in San Miguel de Allende (dirt, cobblestone with frequent topes) will not support 2 gear full throttle acceleration. We are looking at the high-end Polaris models that support jumping (like https://rzr.polaris.com/en-us/rzr-xp-turbo-s/) to liven things up a little. in my dreams. :lol: :lol: Terri says if I sell the SPF and give her half the monay I am free to do as I wish with the rest... Problem is, I've had the SPF for 13 years, and am attached to it even it resides in Hastings NE.
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Re: The good of being here in SoCal

Postby Tetge » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:52 am

Because driving is a privileged, not a right, the State of California can make rules and regulations that flaunt age discrimination. I understand that this has to so to establish an age at which one can first obtain a license, but, California requires all persons renewing their licenses at age 70, or older, to come in and take the face to face eye test and also the required written tests, to renew their license every 5 years, as there are also no automatic extensions. This is a blanket policy that screams age discrimination to me, and it is especially irritating to have to take the stinking written tests after 60 years with a license. This is because the morons at DMV all drive auto trans Camary's, including the ones that write the motorcycle test questions, as, no matter how many times read that the middle of a lane is the place to ride a motorcycle since newer vehicles no longer leak oil onto the roadway, I can not subscribe to that. Also, I can not subscribe to DMV's stance that one should stop when approaching some sort of disruption ahead on the road, as riding around and through such things can be much safer than stopping and becoming the hood ornament on a Camary, that did not stop as quickly, even with nanny brakes engaged automatically.

So, when I fail the eye test, I will get a temp license and that can be handled with an exam and new glasses. But, when I can not pass the written test for motorcycles, and I missed the exact allowable number of questions last time, I shall have to sell off my bike. This all will happen within the next couple of months, and DMV does not care that a person successfully drove for 60 years, and rode for over 50 years, and survived. Some places value the expertise of their aged population and respect their accomplishments, but, DMV simply wants to insure that the dangerous elderly drivers are put down. Funny, however, as said bad drivers, and they often have the records to prove it, seem to manage to keep on being menaces in spite of the in person testing.

But, grumbling about City Hall does not good at all, so, back to trying to learn what various curb colors and signs mean, as if I ever have needed that info in 60 years of licensed driving, as those who took Driver's Ed could get an unrestricted license at age 15.5, back in ancient times. Problem is, as blind as i have become, and as dubious as my retentive memory is now, the eye test and written tests are daunting. and, they are not even accurate indicators of my current driving and riding skills. One more example of the paint everyone with the same brush, nanny approach.
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Re: The good of being here in SoCal

Postby SonicVenum » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:45 pm

Buy me lunch, and I'll put on a gray wig, and take the tests for you. :mrgreen:
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Re: The good of being here in SoCal

Postby jhwalker » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:28 pm

SonicVenum wrote:Buy me lunch, and I'll put on a gray wig, and take the tests for you. :mrgreen:


:lol: that should work...
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