Archive for November, 2005

Exposure

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

30 November, 2005 Temperature: 16 degrees F
Well, now I’ve done it. I’ve let the Whole World in on our little secret.
Last night at quarter-to-five, I gave a radio interview to the honorable Joe Soucheray, Mayor of Garage Logic, sometimes known as the Flashlight King. If you have read previous entries in this blog, […]

Traction, at last…

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

29 November, 2005 Temperature: 22 degrees F
The weather was gorgeous last night when I left work. Fifty degrees, with the sun hanging low in the sky, it didn’t feel anything like winter at all. I had my Kenda K761 knobby tires bungied to the back of the scooter, and I was riding over to Baron HQ […]

Hurry Up and Wait

Monday, November 28th, 2005

28 November, 2005 Temperature: 45 degrees F
First, let me tell you about a small change I have to make in this blog. I will be updating every evening, instead of during the day. It seems that I am violating internet protocol here at work by doing this during my breaks. We are approaching zero-tolerance these days […]

Rest and Recuperation

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

23 November, 2005 Temperature: 27 degrees
Sleep deprivation affects me in strange ways. Like anyone else, it makes me irritable and depressed. But sometimes, when I realize that the bad movie is not going to end for awhile, I go to a sort of “battle stations” condition in my mind.
Captain Cognizance climbs into his comfy chair on […]

Reconnaissance

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

21 November, 2005 Temperature: 27 degrees F
This morning, the Baron and I departed at 0745 hrs. This is the latest we can leave and still insure that we arrive at work by nine. It allows fifteen minutes for the exigencies of traffic and/or mechanical issues. Call it Tactical Reconnaissance. I wanted to see if the roads […]

Navigation and Confrontation

Monday, November 21st, 2005

21 November, 2005 Temperature: 38 degrees
Nate Miller is a scooter guy. He has two vintage Vespas in his garage, and rides one of them daily in good weather. I met him this weekend, when I accepted his offer to lend me his Garmin emap GPS. He lives at the top of a hill overlooking West Saint […]

Waypoint #2

Friday, November 18th, 2005

18 November, 2005 Temperature: 29 degrees F
Well, it looks like we’ve made it through another exciting week. This morning’s ride was easy and uneventful, compared to the last couple of days. With the temperature at a balmy 29 degrees, I was humming Beach Boys tunes inside my helmet. The roads were damp, but not frozen, and […]

Battle Damage

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

17 November, 2005 Temperature: 8 degrees F
I’ve got to take a moment here to tell you that I am really impressed with this Baron 150SX scooter. That little motor pushes us along at an honest 60 mph whenever asked, and it starts right up every time. Yesterday, when I went to leave work, I found that […]

Tactical Maneuvers

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

16 November, 2005 Temperature: 20 degrees
We barely got an inch of snow last night, but that wasn’t the problem. When I got off work at around four p.m., it was raining and about 34 degrees. In other words, freezing rain. This is one of those weather conditions which are dangerous no matter how […]

First Combat

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

15 November, 2005 Temperature: 34 Degrees
Yeah, I know what I said yesterday. I was supposed to drive the cage today. But that was before I saw the weather forecast and news reports this morning. The expected snow accumulation is now only supposed to be between two and four inches, and the snow […]