Spring is finally cooperating! Put about 1000 miles on the Tiger over this past weekend. Miles and miles of twisties in the mountains of western NC, riding with my best friend from high school. And lots of good local craft beer at the end of each day! :-)

littlejohn22:
so happy the weather is wonderful enough for riding
budoviking:
Pouring down rain the next few days so glad I got it to scratch the itch last weekend!

Had a chance to meet one of my all-time favorite musician and artist last night in Durham. Todd Rundgren is on tour with Utopia featuring 3 of the 4 members- Todd, Kasim Sulton and Willie Wilcox. The new member is Gil Assayas- an amazing young keyboard wizard! Todd has had an amazing career- always evolving- willing to explore multiple creative directions, collaborations and vehicles- and...
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budoviking:
@deadguitarist - they did play it!  Here's a link to the set list: https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/utopia/2018/carolina-theatre-durham-nc-3bec00ac.html
budoviking:
@littlejohn22- here's a pre-tour interview with Todd, Kasim and Willie- https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8283638/todd-rundgren-utopia-reunion-interview

Unbelievable final run for the Flying Tomato to win the half pipe. What a career.

When the greatness of the Tao is present
action arises from one’s own heart

When the greatness of the Tao is absent
action comes from the rules
of “kindness” and “justice”

If you need rules to be kind and just
if you "act" virtuous,
this is a sure sign that virtue is absent

Thus we see the great hypocrisy

Only when the family loses...
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littlejohn22:
that is so amazing... where is she playing?
budoviking:
Dunno.  Doesn't say on the YouTube credits. But she fills the stadium with a mighty sound!

Spent the afternoon doing some minor wrenching on the Tiger. She's getting cabin fever. Spring/Summer can't get here fast enough. :-)

littlejohn22:
agreed, I am getting cabin fever

Bronya, our Great Pyrenees pup, was out enjoying it this morning...

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nebula:
Ahh, stay warm!
budoviking:
@littlejohn22 - people down here in the South don't own sleds. :-) ATVs maybe...!
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littlejohn22:
Have a great 2018 
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Strange Things & NC

New home state showing up well in Stranger Things

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This is a view from our back door deck over the back yard and the little puddle we've christened Dragonfly Pond. Our little slice of heaven. Really looking forward to seeing the seasons change around it.

littlejohn22:
That looks like heaven, do you see wildlife there.. bigger then dragon flies?
budoviking:
Lots of wildlife, deer, fox, turkeys, hawks, raccoons, possums, snakes, etc. Tons of other birds including hummingbirds. Also pasture on the property adjacent to ours. We can watch the cows from the front porch. :-)