Hello from Colorado Springs! I have decided to initiate a blog to share pictures, thoughts, stories and accounts of my various adventures over the years. I am in the process of "retiring", due to a decline in my health. I plan on being around for a while longer but am no longer able to put in a day's work on a regular basis. I've been blessed with many good friends and companions over the years and would like to document some of this in an organized manner. I still have a drive to "see what's around the next corner" and plan on adding to the miles, for a while longer. The picture here brings a few parts of my life together: That's Strider, the R75/5 BMW motorcycle I purchased new in April of 1972, three weeks after returning from VietNam. It now has 411,000 miles on it. I am camped at the annual Pyrotechnic Guild International Convention - a week long fireworks extravaganza. I'm working on my monthly column in the BMW Motorcycle Owner's News, where I discuss repairing and maintaining the old BMWs known as "airheads" (bikes from 1970 to 1995). There's a lot more to me than that, and we'll talk about what I've done and where I've been over the years I have been around.