Monday, August 10, 2015
The Land Of Socialist Resistance
This billboard advertising New Mexico's Obamacare health exchange is visible from I-40 west bound as you approach Rio Grande Boulevard in Albuquerque.
Albuquerque has a Republican mayor. New Mexico has a Republican governor and apparently some subversive Marxist state employees.
I found this picture on the internet. It's the same or almost the same motorcycle as my first motorcycle. This is supposed to be a 1963 model and I think mine was a 1966. I saw many of them restored on the internet, but very few this color. Most are red, then blue. It's a four stroke and went about 55 miles per hour.
I happened to think about the old Ducati when I was looking at pictures of a new Ducati model, an 800 cc Scrambler. Many manufacturers made on/off road bikes in the 60s and 70s and they were often called scramblers. Some were called Enduros. The new Ducati Scrambler, one of the "retro" style bikes that some manufacturers are putting out these days, is set up strictly for the street, but it's so light, 400 pounds, that you could ride it on some trails. It's rare for a big bike to be that light. Most bikes with big engines are 500 pounds or more.
There are actually four models of this new Scrambler and this one looks the most like the original Ducati Scrambler of 40 some years ago. One of them is around $8k, not bad for a bike these days and I'd probably buy one but I've got a retro looking 2000 Moto Guzzi sitting in a storage shed that I haven't had started in five years. It has less that 3,000 miles on it. This situation pretty much boggles my mind and if you don't see any updates to this blog after today it's because I've killed myself.