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Goodbye, Glenn Frey so many great songs you left behind.

ďIt's Your World NowĒ
Written by Glenn Frey and Jack Tempchin
From the Eaglesí Long Road Out of Eden album

A perfect day, the sun is sinkiní low
As evening falls, the gentle breezes blow
The time we shared went by so fast
Just like a dream, we knew it couldnít last
But Iíd do it all again
If I could, somehow
But I must be leaviní soon
Itís your world now

Itís your world now
My race is run
Iím moving on
Like the setting sun
No sad goodbyes
No tears allowed
Youíll be alright
Itís your world now

Even when we are apart
Youíll always be in my heart
When dark clouds appear in the sky
Remember true love never dies

But first a kiss, one glass of wine
Just one more dance while thereís still time
My one last wish: someday, youíll see
How hard I tried and how much you meant to me

Itís your world now
Use well your time
Be part of something good
Leave something good behind
The curtain falls
I take my bow
Thatís how itís meant to be
Itís your world now
Itís your world now
Itís your world now

Off Topic / RIP David Bowie
« on: 01/11/16 02:30PM »
Just listened to The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars with a heavy heart. The world was a better place yesterday  :(

Off Topic / 2 Stroke cologne
« on: 12/09/15 09:27PM »
If you want to smell like a real man.

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The baron takes a GSXR off road, dose not go well  :36:
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General Motorcycle Discussion / KTM Demo Day @ Oakley
« on: 11/07/15 03:30PM »

Bikes Available to ride: These will all be MY2015.
1290 Super Adventure - 1290 Super Duke - 1190 Adventure ABS - 1190 Adventure R - 690 Duke - 690 Enduro R -390 Duke - RC390
Where: Oakley Store - 1 Icon, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
When: Saturday November 14th

"UNOFFICIAL" Rides / No excuses GMR
« on: 11/03/15 08:14PM »
Its not too hot not too cold the holidays are not here yet time to ride GMR :31:
Sunday 11-8-2015 KSU 9am at the Lone Hill Shell.
All are welcome full gear recommended as spirited as you want to make it, ride your own ride just be there!  :17: 

Off Topic / The Martian
« on: 10/05/15 12:45PM »
While it rained on Sunday went to see this movie, 2 thumbs up  :1: As good as the book or better run (ride) don't walk to see this movie :)

Off Topic / Time to give up the end is near.
« on: 10/01/15 07:22PM »
How long until the selfie replaces sex and mankind comes to an end.

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Need new helmet I prefer Bell RS1 as it fits my head best. But the only deal on my size I can find is really ugly. Spend 2x the money or this

what would you do?

Just read that the road will be closed this weekend not sure if that includes friday but be aware.

Misc. Motorcycle Videos/Pictures / One hot Ninja
« on: 06/25/15 08:21PM »

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Here is the story short and sweet. It was memorial day I had stopped at the office to fix a minor computer problem the left for a quick ride and some lunch. I was in no particular hurry in an industrial area see pic

and in full gear and sure am glad I was. Headed west down Kalmus toward the right hand turn. Wasn't going fast and as I was going went to adjust my headphone cord. As I was approaching the corner still fiddling with the cord decided to give up lower my hand to grab the handlebar and lean into the corner see photo white arrow, it was at the last min no traffic and easy turn and all. Well I found I couldn't lower my hand "OH SHIT" then I was at the red arrow still tangled looking at the curb and in a panic :36:
this is when I froze and fixated on that curb. I remember hitting the curb but not a thing between that and finding my bike on top of me pinned, wasn't the full weight but could not get out from under. Could have been out up to 5-10 min not sure.

Sure I could have made the turn if I had pulled the left bar at the white arrow and turned one handed but wouldn't have made the turn if done at the red arrow. I could have used the foot break and lessened the impact but all I could see at that point was the CURB. 

Here is where I hit the curb made the hole in the bushes and my bike landed.

After a few min of struggle I got out from under the bike. Looking back I was in shock, could move around in pain for sure but thinking I'll go to the ER after bike is taken care of. Called for tow and had a hour to wait. Took some picture and stumbled around. After about 40 min a fellow rider in a cage stopped took a look at me and called for paramedics. I was coming out of shock and feeling not so hot by now.

A few hours pass and a CT I can barely move and they still have a brace around my neck and am told to just lay still. The next morning and a trip to MRI (more than a full hour in that dam thing) and wait for report. The MRI shows 2 broken vertebra in my back but no organs have been hurt. Whole chest and abdomen bruised and swollen but every thing should heal with a back brace
for at least 6 weeks. Unfortunately or fortunately the MRI found a existing problem that C-5 and  C-6 needed to be fused bone growing and pressing on my spine needed to be removed now! So surgery 2 days later.

15 days later I have a huge bubble on my back where the impact took place and swelling and some bruising still, neck in brace and some pain. Starting to gain a little strength and stamina but not a whole lot.


New gear back and neck brace.

Waiting for disposition of bike most likely totaled. Nobody to blame just f'ed up dam that BMW is heavy when it lands on you  :35:

Isn't it time for another Ocmoto lunch? I'm not supposed to drive but will if everybody rides and there is nobody in a cage to give me a lift. How bout it guys been awhile next week sometime? (I'm not doing anything so timing is open)

"UNOFFICIAL" Rides / Palomar
« on: 05/11/15 03:21PM »
Saturday May 16 BMW S1000R forum members are planing a Palomar ride but all are welcome, please join us.  :51:

Palomar Saturday May 16
LA and Orange County riders meet up at Starbucks @ Ortega Highway 8am KSU
(early morning is the only time Ortega is even a little bit amusing)
San Diego riders will be waiting for us at Pala Casino Gas station @ 9:45 KSU
Off to Palomar for a couple of runs :152:
Then off to Julian Pie Co via S7 and Mesa Grande eat lunch or
take Wynola Rd. to Julian and eat there.
back to S7 and one last trip down Palomar before heading home.

Can't get out tomorrow then lets to it Saturday
Where: GMR
Meet: Lone Hill Shell, 1860 E Rte 66 Glendora, CA 91740
Time: 9am ksu May 9th

Due to rain on Friday possibly a bit dirty (won't know till we try) so gear up and lets have some fun.

Show up with a Mother on the back and lunch is on me  :36:

Was sad to see this....

"Erik Buell Racing has reportedly gone into receivership. The story, published April 15, 2015 in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports EBR ďhas ceased operationsĒ while it files for court protection from creditors. "

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