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Allowed to Ride!

Born to be wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiild!

I passed my Motorcycle Skills Test today.  That means I have had the supervisor and skill restrictions removed from my licence.  I can now legally exceed 60 km/h and drive without a supervisor.

I have my drivers test on Thursday at 10:15am.  I need to get some practice in before then – I’m hoping this head cold pulls a vanishing act.

I’m still hoping to take a motorcycle course sometime soon.  This can get me commuting though.  Props to all those who gave me a hand with practice time etc. when I needed it!

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Circular Logic. Argh!

I’m getting there. I’ve got my bike. It’s pretty. I love being on it, and want to be on it more.

To do so I need an instructor, over age 25 and holding a valid motorcycle liscence (class 6). This is hard to come by. I have several contacts at work, but they’re not able to go out every day, in fact, I haven’t been able to yet.

I so badly want to get out and ride, just to get to a parking lot and practice what I’ll have to do for my MST, (motorcycle skills test), which if (when) I pass it I’ll be able to ride and practice on my own.

I can’t do my test until May 12, and still need to line someone up to go with me. But before I can pass it I need to practice. Lots. If only I lived in a parking lot still. Or rather, in a building that had a parking lot.

Conceivably I could push my bike to a parking lot to practice, I wouldn’t be on the road without an instructor. ;)

I also priced out 3M Black Reflective Tape. $9/sq. foot. I want to put some invisible except under bright direct light on my bike, and maybe pants and jacket. 2 feet would probably do. You can go here to see some comparisons of what it looks like under normal light, and direct light like a camera flash or headlight pass.

Anyway, just venting a little bit of frustration.

New Motorcycle!

I got my bike!  After years of working towards getting a bike Sam helped me get one.  I’ll be using it for day to day transportation to and from work, as well as a little bit of extra solo riding.

I need to get my MST (motorcycle skills test) done so that my liscence will have the 60km/h speed limit and supervisor restrictions removed so that I can commute on it until I do my road test and get my full Class 6 designation.

Until then, a couple of pics.  We’ll start with a pretty girl on a motorcycle, cause that’s pretty cool, then some pics of me on my bike in my gear. (Minus my awesome Alter-Ego armoured pants that I didn’t want to pull on just for a pic.)

*I added more tag so as not to blow up someone’s RSS reader.

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Ivy Picture Fulfillment (complete!)

Here are some more Ivy pics.  The ninja ones are per request of family.

Ivy with poo-bear winter gear.

Getting geared up for winter with a toque and bib.  Really!

Ivy in her Halloween Ninja gear – with mask!

Ivy in her ninja gear – sans mask.

Ivy punkin’ pickin’ with the family out at the Mufford Valley Ranch.

There!  All the ivy pictures updated.  Well, except for the Christmas ones, but they’re upcoming.  I’m also working on a couple simply youtube vids of her we took with the camera, we’ll see if they work.

Ivy Picture Request (Partial) Fulfillment

Ivy in a car, watching us build a trebuchet.

Ivy being silly.  This is really uncommon.  Really. ;)

Ivy and Dad.  Incidentally, I’m wearing this shirt today.

Ivy sleeping cutely, old pic, early summer.

Close up of above.

Ivy at home playing with shoes.  And a princess skirt thing.  Early summer,current house, during renos.

There you go.  Pictures of Ivy, up on the blog.  Pictures of Ninja Ivy (TM) at Halloween, and some Christmassy type pics coming soon.  Also, the videos I’ve been meant to do forever, now that my computer is in a useable spot.

Spam Spam Spammity Spam

Mmm…Spammy goodness.

For a long time we didn’t get any spam comments on our blog.  Recently we’ve been elevated (hmm, that doesn’t sound right) to the ranks of blog spammage.

Which must mean that there are at least one or two clickthroughs per day, and that we have some random search terms showing up on google or another search engine.

Anyway – I just got the warm fuzzy toasty feeling of destroying 129 spam messages that have accrued over the last few days.   I also had one sneak through my spam filter and ask to be moderated.  However, I doubted that “Xanex Viagra ChEAp Drugs111” was a real user, and so sent them on to Akismet Spam Hell.

Hence the reason comments here are moderated.

I’m supposed to put up a picture of Ivy soon.  In a Ninja costume.  I’m going to do it too, because well, that’s just how I roll.

And Sami is going to make me a special dinner of spam with cloves and honey or something – this is a real food.  It seems fitting to eat Spam soon, so close to all our annoying spam messages.

Cheers.