Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
So, you don't want to have helmet hair, but you wish there was something to keep you safe.
An Invisible Helmet might be the answer, if there was such a thing.
Posted by Arizona Harley Dude at 5:27 PM
Monday, November 11, 2013
Several Bloggers have posted about Harley coming out with two new smaller displacement bikes. I am surprised that nobody has mentioned the New 2014 Touring Limited. This marvel of Harley development is water cooled, or as Harley calls it Twin Cooled.
Last week I had a need to visit the local dealership and got a peek at this new machine. What a beautiful machine it is. From newly designed, lower profile, tour pack and saddle bags, redesigned fairing with an integral vent, to larger, white faced gauges it screamed, "Take me home!!!" I left thinking I really would like to make my next trip on one of these beauties.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Well, the rebuild went according to plan and she runs like the Hog she was meant to be. She was scary fast. Now scary fast would be subjective because throttle control was all that should be required. So, if I was light on the right hand how could Petunia be scary fast? Because once she began to run she almost refused to slow back down. Putting on new brake pads and bleeding the system didn't gain much. So, it appeared that an update to Brembo 4 piston brakes was in order.
Posted by Arizona Harley Dude at 4:06 PM
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
On Monday August 19, 2013 we laid my pop to rest at Liberty Chapel Cemetery in Williana, Louisiana. This cemetery sits off a single lane country road, surrounded on three sides by 30 foot pine trees, and is fronted by the Liberty Chapel Methodist Church.
The following is my eulogy for Pop.
Paul Malone wasn't perfect, famous, or a great man by societies terms. Not that he couldn't have been. Rather he chose to live an obscure life as a man of his word, a World War II Navy veteran, a husband of just short of 50 years, only stopped by the death of the love of his life, and a hard worker. He is only these things to a select few that had the privilege to know him in life.
He was a father. A loving father that wasn't always apparent except by the testimonials of his children. I, for one, will say Pop had his faults and wasn't a perfect dad. I'm not sure what a perfect dad is, but I took a lot of what he did and did the same things. I, also, saw some of what he did as a father and vowed to never do that. That isn't a bad thing or judgement of Pop, but rather it is called growth and he taught me that. In his life the most valuable gift Pop gave me was his work ethic. I thank him for that.
He was a grandfather. There were trials and tribulations with those eight gifts that his children bestowed upon him and Granny. But, without a doubt the most important one was India. I hold in my heart that if not for a 5 year old little girl, that needed watching over, he would have quit living almost 14 years ago.
My Pop made me, us, go to church as kids. When I argued and wanted to stay at home with him he used the, "I'm the Dad argument." However after Mom passed his attitude changed and while he never, as far as I know, publicly changed his views it was apparent to all he met that he had. He became more tolerant and accepting. He even spoke of God and an after life. My final conversation with him was when he told me, "I am dieing." I asked what he thought about that and he said, "I'm scared." I, we, all spoke to him about the joy of being reunited with Granny (Mom), MeMaw (Goldie), PoppaMan (Keener) and others who passed in the past.
No, Paul Malone wasn't a perfect man, but he WAS a good man.
Paul Malone was human and had human faults, but he WAS a good man.
Paul Malone wasn't a demonstrative man when it came to emotions or showing his love, but he WAS a good man.
Paul Malone wasn't always a religious man, but he WAS a good man.
I would offer today that there isn't anyone that could argue that Paul Malone wasn't a good man. As I stand here right now I can finally say Paul Malone was the perfect man. He was our Dad!
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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Sunday, June 30, 2013
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Spring time is for the renewal of Mother Earth and all of her creatures. A time for those creatures to awaken, leave the safety of their den, and start to live again. So, it shall be in AzHD land like the bear waking from a long winters nap....emerging from the shadows to stretch, begin to explore, to get out to start living, and riding again.
Posted by Arizona Harley Dude at 2:57 PM
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Gary France, over at Flies in Your Teeth, has a picture contest for a cool place to park your bike.
My submission should count for a downright cold place to take a picture. This is from a Spring Break ride in 2008. It is on Highway 36, leaving Red Bluff, California, crossing over the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, heading over to Del Rio, California, to get to Highway 1.
The woman working the desk at the motel I stayed at suggested it would be perfect weather. She said she had been there just a couple of days earlier and there was very little snow. It was about 25 degrees and the coldest I have ever been. Once going up the hill there was no turning around with the trailer on the ice covered road. Just another quality ride that I will remember for ever.
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Sunday, March 24, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
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