Sunday, June 10, 2018

Converting to NEW BLOG SITE!!!

Good news, I think. After giving this some thought for several months,
I've decided to get a divorce, from Google.

The main reasons are:

1. A free site like Google owes me nothing. Since it's free, I really have
   nothing to say about how they do things.

2. Flexibility. I can design and reconfigure my blog any way I want.
    It's kind of a nerd thing....

3. Politics and mind control. I'm not really a conspiracy theorist, however,
    large "free" sites like Google (and Facebook, Twitter, etc...) have their
    agendas. I'm especially annoyed by Google and what they do in the
   area of censorship, especially on their video site YouTube.

So, I've contracted with a locally owned and trusted Web Hosting company,
QTH.COM, for web/blog services and Email. Over the last few weeks I've
been building my new site and blogs there and am ready to let-er-loose!

If you want to continue to receive emails about new posts, please visit the new
Contemplative Rider site and Subscribe.

The address is:

I have a main website also:   I also have a Photography blog:

In case you're wondering what the heck all this "w9fcc" stuff is, I'm a fully addicted nerd
and Ham Radio operator. W9FCC is my callsign and I bought the domain name. Now
my emails are simpler, all ending in ""  I LOVE it!


Friday, May 25, 2018

Nice hot afternoon ride

Headed out with my son for a nice ride to a county park near here.
90 degrees but still, any day on the bike is a good one!


Thursday, May 24, 2018


Went to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in LaCrosse, WI this morning
for the Sacrament of Confession, and found this little beauty in the parking lot!

Been seriously looking at this as a future bike, when I get old.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Afternoon Meditation at Hokah Abbey

After working all day at the “ Hokah Monastery,

Time for a “ meditation period”!!!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

High Water Ride

Thought I’d sit on my favorite bench for “Terce” (mid-morning prayer), but.......

My bench is......down there.....

Maybe I should have kept the V-Strom......

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Spring ride to Lanesboro, MN

Temperatures climbed to the mid to upper 50’s so took a nice 100 mile ride
to Lanesboro, Minnesota. Adam, a long time friend and fellow rider/photographer
came along on his Suzuki DR650.

 It’s a cute little touristy town with lots of
little shops to browse through.

Seemed warm when we left, but after several hours we were freezing our asses off!

Adam's DR650 and my Vulcan 900.

Cool, and loud, waterfall right in town.

The Contemplative Rider.....contemplating.

We stopped in at the Pedal Pushers Cafe for lunch.
Expensive, but unbelievable good food.
I had some very spicy chicken wings and have never had anything that good, ever!

The Contemplative Rider himself!
(In my Nerd shirt, Ham Radio Operator)

Adam, grimacing at the prices!

Stopped at the Veteran's Cemetery.