Tonight, some travelin’ music about suicide machines

Kawi 750 1

She used to be my baby....

Well, earlier today a few us took some time out of the political bickering to swap motorsickle stories, and it got me in the mood for some travelin’ music of the two-wheel variety …

At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines
Sprung from cages out on highway 9,
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected and steppin’ out over the line

203 comments Add your comment

Scooter

February 26th, 2010
4:04 pm

TaxPayer

February 26th, 2010
4:06 pm

Jay,

The smoothest ride I ever had on a street bike was on a 1976 Suzuki RE-5. Nowadays, I just look at my dust-covered Honda and think about repairing it whenever I get the urge for a ride.

Hillbilly Deluxe

February 26th, 2010
4:07 pm

Sprung from cages out on highway 9,

In Georgia, Highway 9 has a different meaning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRH7FtAAbJE

The movie was quite hokey but a drive-in classic. Good song though.

Scooter

February 26th, 2010
4:07 pm

I’ve been tring for a while and can’t get music. Tech problems or me? Probably the latter. :???:

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

February 26th, 2010
4:11 pm

1982 Yamaha XJ750 Maxim, used to ride it all through the roads of the forest preserves in Illinois, averaged about 13,000 miles a year, first time out in the Atl nearly got decapitated by some errant minivan.

Haven’t rode it since.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

February 26th, 2010
4:14 pm

Put some saddlebags on it and there you go.

http://www.donhauser.net/Yamaha00.JPG

Jay

February 26th, 2010
4:16 pm

I think it’s fixed now, Scooter.

Scooter

February 26th, 2010
4:18 pm

josef nix

February 26th, 2010
4:19 pm

Jay

February 26th, 2010
4:20 pm

Fun stuff, hillbilly. Loved Mitchum.

Jay

February 26th, 2010
4:21 pm

From Thunder Road to Rocky Horror, we got it all…

Scooter

February 26th, 2010
4:22 pm

Thanks Jay! You look kinda like a cow-a-socky guy. :grin:

josef nix

February 26th, 2010
4:22 pm

josef nix

February 26th, 2010
4:26 pm

you just think we got it all…you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0lzV7WFKiE

Pogo

February 26th, 2010
4:27 pm

Oh yeah Josef! A raving Meatloaf zooming into a room full of freaks on a motor. I Love that Rocky Horror! Used to show it in Atlanta, continuously. Great Fun! Wish we could do “The Time Warp Again”!

Hillbilly Deluxe

February 26th, 2010
4:27 pm

Jay,

I assume you know Rick Minter. He can probably fill you in on the doings, up and down Highway 9, back in the old days.

Lord Help Us

February 26th, 2010
4:27 pm

Mentioned this earlier:

If you can get there…Supercross at the GA Dome Saturday night.

Wicked racing. These guys have cast iron you know whats…

Jay

February 26th, 2010
4:30 pm

yeah, the Harleys and BMWs were well out of my price range. And my Kaw gave me all I could handle anyway.

Pogo

February 26th, 2010
4:36 pm

jt

February 26th, 2010
4:37 pm

I don’t care what anyone says.

Georgia has the best school system in the world.

And buses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD2e2ezxj2I&feature=related

Lord Help Us

February 26th, 2010
4:42 pm

One last Supercross clip. It wouldn’t be complete w/o a compilation of the GOAT – Greatest of All Time – Ricky Carmichael…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY48AjAZFGs

He was awesome…

Pogo

February 26th, 2010
4:43 pm

Jay, my KAW ultimately gave me pain but boy what fun I had getting it! That’s why motorbikes are for young people. They don’t know how badly they have been injured and they heal quickly! Of course, everything that comes around goes around. I know from personal experience.

@@

February 26th, 2010
4:43 pm

Gotta give credit for the catalyst that started it all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMbATaj7Il8

I was gonna go with the band name, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. I love this piece, but I don’t know why. I guess it’s that off-key Dylan thingy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tHSaRWi694&feature=fvw

Scooter

February 26th, 2010
4:45 pm

Good one jt!

josef nix

February 26th, 2010
4:46 pm

speaking of internal combustion…

hillbilly–thought of you on this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXQf0JG8Uj8

Brad Steel

February 26th, 2010
4:49 pm

regrettably, there is a dearth of tough-guy tinged songs that feature anything like my ‘74 vespa rally 200.

but this one was certainly inspired by its muse and it’s about hotrods – i think:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXCh9OhDiCI

azazel

February 26th, 2010
4:50 pm

Honda CBR1000 between Conyers and McDonough on a Sunday morning @160mph — Metallica “Ride the Lightning”

Jay

February 26th, 2010
4:57 pm

Yikes. I never topped out THAT high!

Scooter

February 26th, 2010
5:01 pm

140mph for me and that was scary enough. Whew!

azazel

February 26th, 2010
5:05 pm

Yeah, scary but what a rush!! Love those Michelien Z-rated tires.

jt

February 26th, 2010
5:05 pm

NASCAR will never be the same.

I heard tell that this is Tony Stewart’s new ride in 2012.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLtMh20qIp8&feature=related

Scooter

February 26th, 2010
5:08 pm

Jay

February 26th, 2010
5:11 pm

But I do remember running wide open on 10-mile straightaways in the Nevada desert wearing just a helmet, a pair of ’80s short shorts (!!!) and boots. You feel very vulnerable, which was part of the point.

The foolishness of youth, writ very large.

I also watched in my rear view mirror as a friend laid it down on a mountain curve and disappeared off the edge, bike and all.

Larry, you out there?

Lord Help Us

February 26th, 2010
5:13 pm

A little cactus rash to go with the road rash…I’ll stick to dirt…

Mick

February 26th, 2010
5:14 pm

I had a 750 Honda for two months. This song is more for a 69 mustang fastback.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLdVeU5ghVs

Jay

February 26th, 2010
5:14 pm

That’s labeled LaGrange, Scooter, but it ain’t!

@@

February 26th, 2010
5:15 pm

Exhaust burns? Only once, and that was when someone else was driving.

Hillbilly:

I never rode the asphalt ‘cept for twice. Dirt/Street Suzuki 250. Tried a Triumph 850 once…too heavy. Lurched too fast and too far for me.

azazel

February 26th, 2010
5:15 pm

Std. Riding Attire: 17″ steel toed boots, full faced, vented SNELL rated helmet with full tinted sheild; gloves w/ steel palm and knukle plates; separate leather pants and jacket w/paddded plates on elbow, shoulders, hips, knees and back.

RW-(the original)

February 26th, 2010
5:16 pm

Some motorcycle music

@@,

Down below I’m pretty sure your moderation problem stemmed from naming the bird NBC uses for a logo.

Paul

February 26th, 2010
5:16 pm

@@

Shoulda known you’d bring that one!

josef nix

Anything Rocky Horror is good –

Jay

Had a chance in 1988 to buy a new BMW for four grand. But as you said, was out of my price range -

Jay

February 26th, 2010
5:19 pm

Larry had more than a rash to deal with.

In addition, he was riding our buddy’s Triumph 1100, which was busted up pretty good.

Our buddy was pissed when we told him, and then his wife yelled at him for being more concerned about his bike than about Larry.

But Larry and I understood.

@@

February 26th, 2010
5:19 pm

RW:

Birdwatching? You da man!

LUV Arlo Guthrie. Kinda reminds me of

Paul

February 26th, 2010
5:19 pm

Jay 5:11

Your friend was lucky. One of my dad’s friend’s son was station in southern Cal. He and his girlfriend took a hog up the coast highway. The wreckage and their bodies were finally found years later – didn’t make the curve.

Pogo

February 26th, 2010
5:19 pm

Well, at least the deaths-head is in keeping with this afternoons theme Scooter.

Ever heard of the asphalt rash? Can’t be cured by hydrocortison or aloe.

Scooter

February 26th, 2010
5:20 pm

Jay

February 26th, 2010
5:21 pm

yeah, i barely made that curve myself, and somehow i knew Larry wouldn’t. I looked in my mirror and … nope. I remember this puff of feathers that followed him over the side, from the down jacket he’d been wearing.

Scooter

February 26th, 2010
5:24 pm

Jay

February 26th, 2010
5:14 pm

Sorry Jay, I’m tring. Whew! And dang!

Paul

February 26th, 2010
5:26 pm

Jay

And our kids wonder why we say “NO MOTORCYCLES!”

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

February 26th, 2010
5:26 pm

gitmo- Will you be supporting obozo or Bruno for democrat presidential nominee in 2012 or will you flip flop half way through like you did in 2008, just asking…

@@

February 26th, 2010
5:27 pm

Paul:

Shoulda known you’d bring that one!

You’d have to know my husband to understand.

At 13 he told his parents he was staying with his cousin in Atlanta. He wasn’t. He was driving a motorcycle down to Daytona. Down there a whole week, drinking and driving….his parents were none the wiser. He’s owned bikes ever since.

His passions are bikes, poker and me. Not sure about the order but it could be just as I typed it. Poker is definitely first on the list.

Normal

February 26th, 2010
5:28 pm

@@

February 26th, 2010
5:31 pm

Geeez….make that cards (as in poker) are first on his list.

I’m outta here.

josef nix

February 26th, 2010
5:32 pm

what’s all this about halcyon days of youth gone by?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol6bMkNy-Lg

Lord Help Us

February 26th, 2010
5:34 pm

Liquor or Poker…Hard Choices…

josef nix

February 26th, 2010
5:43 pm

JAY

“…yeah, I barely made that curve myself…”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anq4wdZc2Ow

Norm
Gotcha!

Jenifer

February 26th, 2010
5:44 pm

Normal

February 26th, 2010
5:48 pm

Josef, try again…

Jenifer

February 26th, 2010
5:48 pm

I just saw that Jenny Sanford’s divorce was granted today.

D-I-V-O-R-C-E — Tammy Wynette

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9J7XE-ctMU

azazel

February 26th, 2010
5:51 pm

More fast riding music: Disciple by Slayer on “God Hates Us All” album.

josef nix

February 26th, 2010
5:52 pm

norm…

what the world needs now, and buy American…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip_pjb5_fgA

Paul

February 26th, 2010
5:54 pm

Seriously off topic. And long. But I was laughing so hard I couldn’t breathe and tears were streaming down my face. Seemed good for Friday night. Plus, when I finished reading this I thought “Dang, Rebecca and Bill post on Jay’s blog!”

Here’s a prime example of “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” offered by an English professor from the University of Colorado for an actual class assignment:

The professor told his class one day: “Today we will experiment with a new
form called the tandem story. The process is simple. Each person will pair
off with the person sitting to his or her immediate right.

As homework tonight, one of you will write the first paragraph of a short
story. You will e-mail your partner that paragraph and send another copy to
me. The partner will read the first paragraph and then add another paragraph
to the story and send it back, also sending another copy to me. The first
person will then add a third paragraph, and so on back-and-forth.

Remember to re-read what has been written each time in order to keep the
story coherent. There is to be absolutely NO talking outside of the e-mails
and anything you wish to say must be written in the e-mail. The story is
over when both agree a conclusion has been reached.”

The following was actually turned in by two of his English students:
Rebecca (PINK)
Bill (BLUE).

THE STORY:
(first paragraph by Rebecca)

At first, Laurie couldn’t decide which kind of tea she wanted. The
chamomile, which used to be her favorite for lazy evenings at home, now
reminded her too much of Carl, who once said, in happier times, that he
liked chamomile. But she felt she must now, at all costs, keep her mind off
Carl. His possessiveness was suffocating, and if she thought about him too
much her asthma started acting up again. So chamomile was out of the
question.

(second paragraph by Bill )

Meanwhile, Advance Sergeant Carl Harris, leader of the attack squadron now
in orbit over Skylon 4, had more important things to think about than the
neuroses of an air-headed asthmatic bimbo named Laurie with whom he had
spent one sweaty night over a year ago. “A.S. Harris to Geostation 17,” he
said into his transgalactic communicator. ” Polar orbit established. No sign
of resistance so far…” But before he could sign off a bluish particle beam
flashed out of nowhere and blasted a hole through his ship’s cargo bay. The
jolt from the direct hit sent him flying out of his seat and across the
cockpit.

(Rebecca)

He bumped his head and died almost immediately, but not before he felt one
last pang of regret for psychically brutalizing the one woman who had ever
had feelings for him. Soon afterwards, Earth stopped its pointless
hostilities towards the peaceful farmers of Skylon 4. “Congress Passes Law
Permanently Abolishing War and Space Travel,” Laurie read in her newspaper
one morning. The news simultaneously excited her and bored her. She stared
out the window, dreaming of her youth, when the days had passed unhurriedly
and carefree, with no newspaper to read, no television to distract her from
her sense of innocent wonder at all the beautiful things around her. “Why
must one lose one’s innocence to become a woman?” she pondered wistfully.

( Bill )

Little did she know, but she had less than 10 seconds to live. Thousands of
miles above the city, the Anu’udrian mothership launched the first of its
lithium fusion missiles. The dimwitted wimpy peaceniks who pushed the
Unilateral Aerospace disarmament Treaty through the congress had left Earth
a defenseless target for the hostile alien empires who were determined to
destroy the human race. Within two hours after the passage of the treaty the
Anu’udrian ships were on course for Earth, carrying enough firepower to
pulverize the entire planet. With no one to stop them, they swiftly
initiated their diabolical plan. The lithium fusion missile entered the
atmosphere unimpeded. The President, in his top-secret mobile submarine
headquarters on the ocean floor off the coast of Guam , felt the
inconceivably massive explosion, which vaporized poor, stupid Laurie.

(Rebecca)

This is absurd. I refuse to continue this mockery of literature. My writing
partner is a violent, chauvinistic semi-literate adolescent.

( Bill )

Yeah? Well, my writing partner is a self-centered tedious neurotic whose
attempts at writing are the literary equivalent of Valium. ” Oh, shall I
have chamomile tea? Or shall I have some other sort of F–KING TEA??? Oh no,
what am I to do? I’m such an air headed bimbo who reads too many Danielle
Steele novels!”

(Rebecca)

A$$h@le.

( Bill )

B*tch!

(Rebecca)

F*** YOU – YOU NEANDERTHAL!!

( Bill )

In your dreams, Ho. Go drink some tea.

(TEACHER)

A+ – I really liked this one.

josef nix

February 26th, 2010
6:01 pm

NORM–

Gotcha…d*mn, boy! ‘65 Mustang convertible and reads books, too…! And, well, we won’t talk about the best parts being hard to hide… :-)

Paul

February 26th, 2010
6:05 pm

Jay

My 5:54 in moderation…. I know it’s off topic…. and long….. but it’s Friday!!! And for josef nix’s and @@’s sake, it’s about a teacher, even!

Please?

Normal

February 26th, 2010
6:10 pm

Josef,
You maketh me blush…

josef nix

February 26th, 2010
6:11 pm

Paul

February 26th, 2010
6:14 pm

Thank you, O Great and Wonderful Blog Master

Jenifer

February 26th, 2010
6:14 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

February 26th, 2010
6:14 pm

Our buddy was pissed when we told him, and then his wife yelled at him for being more concerned about his bike than about Larry.

Reminds me of a friend of mine who wrecked his brother’s Vette. Saw him a few days later and he didn’t have any serious injuries but he was moving kind of slow and his face was all bruised and skint up. After he walked off, one of the guys said, “Well, he was lucky; he could’ve been hurt a lot worse”. Another guy laughs and says, “Oh, he came out of the wreck without a scratch, his brother is the one that hurt him”.

And speaking of Easy Rider, seeing it today, it really was a stupid movie. “Born To Be Wild” was the best thing about it.

josef nix

February 26th, 2010
6:16 pm

PAUL

THAT is good…sounds like some exchanges around here…may Jay should start giving us grades, eh? :-)

Paul

February 26th, 2010
6:19 pm

josef nix

I laugh even when I reread it.

Grades? Eck! There goes my self esteem!

Well, okay… just so long as he doesn’t use red ink….

josef nix

February 26th, 2010
6:19 pm

Bosch

February 26th, 2010
6:20 pm

Off topic, but today I sat in on a climate change policy lecture with people who are actually forming the policies. It’s nice to listen to people who actually know what they are talking about instead of reading blog posts from people who only think they do. And to all you climate change naysayers who think that little scandal has shut down the climate change policy talks – um, you’re wrong – that coming from Repubs and Dems. Happy Weekend all! Tomorrow I’m touring the Capitol!

Bosch

February 26th, 2010
6:23 pm

Paul,

Did you buy Blog God a puppy?

josef nix

February 26th, 2010
6:24 pm

NORMAL

How could I resist… :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTwq1_9VH68

PAUL

He uses blue ink with me…no gray there!

TaxPayer

February 26th, 2010
6:24 pm

This one may have already been posted but here goes anyway. A tribute to those that didn’t make it around that curve.

RW-(the original)

February 26th, 2010
6:25 pm

Americans for Limited Government Communications Director Carter Clews sent the following email to President Obama today. I’d sure love to see the response, but I’m pretty sure there won’t be one.

“During your health care summit, you told a rather unusual story about being “laughed at” when you called your auto insurance company about your post-college “junker” being rear-ended. So, I have to ask you four questions: (1) Did you have collision insurance? (2) Did you know that liability insurance does not pay for your own car, (3) Didn’t you know that when you are hit the other guy pays, and (4) Do you actually know as little about health insurance as you obviously do about auto insurance? I’ll look forward to your response. And please make it short and to the point. Thanks.”

Paul

February 26th, 2010
6:25 pm

Hey Boschman!

Welcome back!

So…. ‘bye!

Hey! “Boschman” sounds suspiciously like “Bookman”…… hmmmm. Jay’s been telling us about his halcyon days of youth…… nevermind -

Jay

February 26th, 2010
6:26 pm

It was that word “cockpit” Paul. That’ll do it everytime.

Paul

February 26th, 2010
6:27 pm

Bosch

Buy a puppy?

I thought I was supposed to sacrifice something…

Glad you showed up. I’d been saving my 5:54 ’till you and RW and others who weren’t here, were. But I posted it anyhow, and lo and behold, you appear!

Jenifer

February 26th, 2010
6:28 pm

Bosch

February 26th, 2010
6:20 pm

You’re such an interesting — and interested — person.

RW-(the original)

February 26th, 2010
6:29 pm

There’s a theme there. No pilot areas of flying objects, no multi colored strutting birds, no common names for an adult beverage….the moderator certainly is very sensitive in that area

RW-(the original)

February 26th, 2010
6:32 pm

Paul,

They got an A+, but I can’t help but wonder if the seating arrangements got changed early the next morning.

Paul

February 26th, 2010
6:33 pm

Jay

Thanks. I’ll keep that in mind. Don’t know why it gets so hung up on the syllable ‘pit’, though -

Good evening, Taxpayer

You were first with that. Used to eat at a BBQ place – owned by one of those old, crusty, retired senior sergeants of indeterminate age. Every evening he’d pull out his guitar and play and sing. Had one of those rich, deep voices made you wonder if he got waylaid by a recruiter on his way to Nashville. Ghost Riders was one of his favorites -

Jenifer

February 26th, 2010
6:34 pm

Rep. Trent Franks: African-Americans Were Better Off Under Slavery.

What a waste of tax dollars to pay this scumbag’s salary!

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/02/26/franks-slavery-abortion/

josef nix

February 26th, 2010
6:34 pm

BRUNO

When you check in, from the Mississippi Rebel child…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa6bI_95G9I

TaxPayer

February 26th, 2010
6:34 pm

The one thing I missed the most on my bike rides was the ability to listen to good riding music.

TaxPayer

February 26th, 2010
6:36 pm

Good Friday evening, Paul. I’m just kicking back and listening to a few tunes while I wait for Caprica.

Normal

February 26th, 2010
6:36 pm

josef nix

February 26th, 2010
6:24 pm

Josef, that was rich…and five minutes cleaning my monitor… :D

Paul

February 26th, 2010
6:36 pm

RW-(the original)

I’m thinking metal detectors. You know how these women acadamecians get when they feel slighted -

Jay

February 26th, 2010
6:37 pm

I think we need a new Internet abbreviation to accompany a post like Jenifer’s:

OWTH!

Paul

February 26th, 2010
6:38 pm

TaxPayer

A most excellent plan! I’m with you on that, too. Bosch: you in?

Bosch

February 26th, 2010
6:38 pm

Paul,

Waiting for someone to get ready for dinner…….I feel I should write a song………

Anywho, I saw some of the Senators leaving the Health Care Summit yesterday in their souped up SUVs — John Cantor was the only one I recognized, and I didn’t even throw a snowball at him. I hung around Lafayette Park waiting to see if I could see Obama walking home, but I didn’t – I got yelled at by a huge White House policeman, those guys don’t mess around. AND they have BIG GUNS.

Jay

February 26th, 2010
6:40 pm

And Josef:

I bet you remember this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXzbmPARO9k

First time I ever heard Johnny Cash.

Pennsylvanian

February 26th, 2010
6:42 pm

Jay – Had to do some real work this PM, making the blogosphere work, and all. Glad I could facilitate your evening post. To the riders out there – Two! To those who don’t ride, you wouldn’t understand. Offer stands for the AGW bet. Pa does not welch on a bet. I’ll bump it to $200 contribution, to your favorite charity, plus dinner for two at Ray’s. Judging to be done between Christmas and New Year’s eve. You have my email address.

Paul

February 26th, 2010
6:47 pm

Bosch

When you meet a guy with a gun, lose the pride thing.

Hey, you retracing the steps from The Lost Symbol?

They do like their HUGE SUVs, don’t they?

josef

The Rebel? Yup!

anybody got OWTH yet?

Bosch

February 26th, 2010
6:47 pm

Make that Eric Cantor. My bad.

j$

February 26th, 2010
6:48 pm

It’s hilarious the first time someone tries to ride. Usually on a small dirt bike in a field somewhere, IF you’re lucky.

DON’T POP THE CLUTCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaPG5etzolI

After that, it’s smooth sailing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj4vQCA0fo4

@@

February 26th, 2010
6:49 pm

’bout to sign off and head out.

Hillbilly:

I’ve never seen Easy Rider, but how bad can it be? It had Jack Nicholson in it? I’m also a Dennis Hopper fan.

Paul:

Funny little tandem story. Two on a bike. The professor was a male?

I’da given ‘em an A+ too. I’m not adverse to conflict. As a matter of fact……..

Here’s a little something for you:

Only great minds can read this
This is weird, but interesting!

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too.

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy. it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs forwrad it

Read it without a moment’s hesitation.

The Byrds “Wasn’t Born to Follow”

It’s out to dinner for me.

josef nix

February 26th, 2010
6:49 pm

This teaparty is getting out of control…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_FD2HBcAz8

Jay

February 26th, 2010
6:50 pm

Pennsylvanian, I don’t know what standards we can use to judge the winner, and “they” frown for understandable reasons on us betting with readers, so let’s bet something blog-related.

Because u ain’t gonna win that one.