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Eastward, Ho! Day 2 - Fort Wallace Memorial Museum

 Martha and I rode the Samurai over to the town of Wallace to visit the Fort Wallace Memorial Museum located there.  Dedicated mostly to the history of the U.S. Army Fort that was located near the museum, it's a nicely organized venue worth your visit.Here's some of the stuff that caught my eye: William Comstock, Ace of Scouts Butterfield Stage Coach Old Time Medicine Brigadier General Custer Plesiosaur I wonder what they meant by "Fancy Groceries"? I think the ta...
Tags: Motorcycles, Kansas, Sunset, Wallace, Samurai, Martha, White Buffalo, RV Trips, William Comstock, Mariko Drives, Fort Wallace Memorial Museum, U S Army Fort, Fort Wallace, Conestoga Wagon Chuck Wagon


Slow overcast day followed by sunny day and Bob W.'s arrival.

 Wednesday, May 26It was overcast most of the day, so no riding done.  Did drive into town to pick up the VRRV's medicine cabinet.  I had the broken mirror replaced by a local glass shop.  Picked up gas and some groceries and returned to camp.Bob W., a neighborhood friend will now be the only one joining me at the campsite, tomorrow.  Jim M. had some scheduling conflicts and personal matters to attend to and dropped out of the trip today.Sunset was OK: Thursday, May 27Sunny and warm day today, ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bob, Sunset, Jim, Sammy, Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, RV Trips, Bob W, Mariko Drives


Boondocking near Poncha Pass with Blazeourway's Lori and Chris

Saturday, May 15Here's a video of the campfire we enjoyed Saturday night, we didn't do any riding, just hung out at the campsite, all four of us. video courtesy of Lori Z. Here's some sunset shots as well from Saturday night: photo courtesy Lori Z. photo courtesy Lori Z. In an earlier video, here's what Uma the VRRV looks like while towing the Sammy: video courtesy of Lori Z.  Sunday, May 17, we displaced from the Penrose Common Use BLM campsite and made ou...
Tags: Colorado, Motorcycles, Forest Service, Sunset, Chris, Sammy, Lori, Centennial, Canon City, BLM Forest Service, Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, RV Trips, Poncha Pass, Mariko Drives, Lori Z, Blazeourway


With chances for TCOLE Sunset legislation withering, bill heard to expand agency's authority to kick bad cops out of the profession

Your correspondent is beginning to despair that the 87th Texas Legislature may come and go without meaningful reform a the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, the state's police-and-jailer-licensing agency.The TCOLE Sunset bill - which drew attention because of an especially harsh critique by Sunset staff calling it a broken system that's failing to achieve its mission - is now languishing with others in House Calendars and appears likely to be pushed off for two years. Instead the Calendars Co...
Tags: Texas, Law, Police, Senate, House, Sunset, Rodriguez, Texas Commission, KXAN TV, Gritsforbreakfast, Calendars Committee, TCOLE, 87th Texas Legislature, Senate Administration Committee


A dirty, uncomfortable feeling: TCOLE Sunset bill lame, inadequate, and kicks can down the road on the biggest police accountability issues

After staff at the Texas Sunset Commission issued a of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, the legislation enacting their vision couldn't be more disappointing. The bill passed out of committee as filed this week with no changes.It would create a blue-ribbon commission to evaluate all the biggest questions, even though Sunset staff already identified the problems. See Grits' write-up of Sunset staff's concerns for more detail, but big picture, Sunset staff said "Texas' Approach to Regulat...
Tags: Texas, Law, America, New Jersey, Sunset, Legislature, Gritsforbreakfast, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, Kim Vickers, TCOLE, Texas Approach, Texas Sunset Commission, Vicki Goodwin, Sandra Bland Data


Sacramento County Deputy Hurt After Suspect Rams Patrol Vehicle In Fair Oaks

FAIR OAKS (CBS13) — Authorities say a deputy was injured by a suspect who rammed their vehicle into a patrol car in Fair Oaks early Monday morning. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office says, just before 4 a.m., deputies responded to a report of an alleged prowler near Sunset and Hazel avenues. A deputy got to the scene and was able to locate the suspect vehicle as described by the witness. The deputy pulled over the suspect and they were initially cooperative, the sheriff’s office says. Howeve...
Tags: News, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento County, Auburn, Sunset, Hazel, Fair Oaks, Sacramento County Sheriff 's Office, Auburn News, Fair Oaks News


Dunes and Shadows

Spent most of the day hanging out at the VRRV, checking some electrics on Mariko (yep, another short circuit involving the headlights this time), and verifying what worked with the ECM disconnected.Tried but could not locate the short for the headlights so now planning on dropping off the Sammy with the mechanic in Parker, CO for him to troubleshoot.  Have also found the quick disconnect for the positive terminal of the battery tends to "lose connectivity" randomly, am going to ask the mechanic ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Sunset, Samurai, Sammy, Yagi, Mariko, RV Trips, Yagi Rides, Mariko Repairs, Parker CO, Medano Creek Primitive Road, Yagi Yep


Hiking the dunes of the Great Sand Dunes National Park

 Well, I got my exercise today, I elected to try and climb the dunes more to the north side of the Great Sand Dunes, away from the maddening crowds along the southern edge of the dunes.It was mid-morning by the time things had warmed up enough but not too much to allow me to do the hiking in relative temperature comfort.  The light however, was very flat.  Sorry.I tried to reach one peak first, found my way barred by very steep sloping sand and instead wandered further north, traversing dunes ti...
Tags: Motorcycles, Sunset, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Yagi, Great Sand Dunes National Park, RV Stuff, Yagi Rides, Mendano Creek, Medano Creek Trail, San Luis Lakes


The Rock Formations of Lees Ferry and Sunset Colors on Lake Powell, AZ

 Here's yesterday's night sunset's light on a nearby peak, as seen from the VRRV: The Vermillion Cliffs in the same sunset's lighting: Sunday, March 28 I rode Yagi, my Yamaha TW200 Dual Sport over to nearby Lees Ferry, this time to capture the rock formations contained within this area.  This area is also part of the Glen Canyon Recreation Area.  The focus this time was on the rock formations as they were lit by the early to mid-morning sunshine. Upon returni...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunset, National Park Service, Martha, Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam, Yagi, Mariko, Lees Ferry, RV Trips, Wahweap Marina, Glen Canyon Recreation Area, Yagi Rides, Mariko Repairs, VRRV


Dragoon Mountains, days 2 and 3

 Tuesday, March 2Although the temperature would rise to the mid-60s, there was enough wind to make it feel colder. Just before sunrise I ended up spending the morning reading inside the URRV, the book was riveting and the inside of the URRV was warm in the sun.Around 3:30 PM, I decided to take a drive with Mariko due to the continuing cold winds.  I didn't get very far, I started smelling coolant.  Checked the engine compartment, nothing.  Kept driving and the coolant smell got stronger.  This...
Tags: Walmart, Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunrise, Sunset, Benson, Suzuki, Sierra Vista, Yagi, Mariko, RV Trips, URRV, Dragoon Mountains, Yagi Rides, Mariko Repairs, Pearce AZ


Wind Pumps, a Roadrunner and more dune driving...

 An issue-free day as it pertained with Mariko!She and I drove out of the Hot Well Dunes Campground area and meandered northward, eventually finding four wind pumps while exploring trails as we found them. Driving along Tanque Road (Spanish word for Tank) Never did find the tank... Aermotor is still in business it turns out. These things are pricey! Got back to the campsite around 1PM, had a light lunch and just hung out at the campsite listening to podcasts, relaxing and f...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunset, Mariko, RV Trips, Mariko Drives, Mariko She, Hot Well Dunes Campground


The 10 best Airbnbs in San Francisco - starting as low as $83 per night

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb San Francisco is a beautiful and culturally diverse city, but it's also notoriously pricey.Airbnbs provide a safer option for travelers compared with hotels, and are often a better value.We found highly-rated San Francisco Airbnbs at accessible price points, ranging from $83 to $304.San Francisco is one of the most beautiful and culturally diverse cities in the US, with its distinctive skyli...
Tags: Garden, California, US, San Francisco, Trends, Barcelona, Netflix, Stockton, Airbnb, West Coast, Hulu, Golden Gate Bridge, Castro, Sunset, City Hall, Full House


More minor chores on Mariko as the weather cools...

 Though the sun did shine through on occasion today, it was mostly overcast with gusty winds making it feel colder than the indicated temperatures.  I don't think it got above 62°F (16.6°C) as a high temperature.The lighting being what it was, I postponed the trail ride from the Sierra Vista Trailhead until a sunnier day.Instead, I drove into town and did some light stimulation of the local economy with trips to Harbor Freight and an O'Reilly's Auto Parts.  It was at this particular O'Reilly's t...
Tags: Motorcycles, New Mexico, Sunset, Reilly, Martha, Mariko, RV Trips, Mariko Drives, Sierra Vista Trailhead


Lazy Last Day at the Monticello Road BLM area.

 Didn't really get much done in the morning, was content to just sit and listen to my current e-book and putter around the URRV and the Sammy.I did pull the plugs on Mariko and the color of the plugs look good now.  I had thought they were too white or lean before but now they're a faint caramel color so things should be good with them.I did go for one last drive in the northern trails of the Elephant Butte State Park, checking out trails I'd not wandered down before....nothing earthshaking foun...
Tags: Texas, Motorcycles, Arizona, New Mexico, BLM, Sunset, Sammy, LAS CRUCES, Yagi, Mariko, RV Trips, URRV, Mariko Drives, Monticello Road BLM


Mariko is back and running....finally!

A recap of the last two weeks or so.Last week:I got Mariko back with a new fuel filter, the mechanic thought the old one had caused the issues which had prompted me to return the Sami to them for another look.  Basically, symptoms reflecting haphazard fuel flow.Some maintenance related items were done, such are replacing the spark plugs it came with. These same plugs had been black with soot! You'll note the above old plugs look pretty good in terms of color.  Before, when the engine had be...
Tags: Motorcycles, DMV, Sunset, Parker, Samurai, Sami, Adam, Mariko, Blue Ox, Mariko Maintenance, Mariko Repairs


Snow, delays, batteries and a sunset

Sunday, Jan 10Went for a short drive with Mariko, to check out her 4WD in a more extended manner on what I hoped would be snow covered road.  The area I picked did have some snow on the roads, but not much, more muddy than anything else (which is also a good test I guess) as the weather had been warm the last few days.Aside from a slight rattling noise when engaging the clutch before bleeding down the speed, no issues encountered.  The PO told me he'd heard some noise too, especially in Low Rang...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, Sunset, Hitachi, Yamaha, Scarlett, Brigitta, Yuasa, Mariko, Airhead Beemer, Brigitta Repairs, Yagi Repairs, Mariko Drives, Mariko Repairs, Low Range, Dang Just


Chasing the Sunset

I love being out when the sun is setting and always hope I am in a good place for a photo. Near the bridge leading to the Eiffel tower. Further back. Not the best shot but it’s hard to beat the Eiffel Tower in a photo. The bridge is covered with the dreadful “love locks” as you can see. And after the sun set from our apartment.
Tags: Travel, Photos, View, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Sunset, Seine, Love Locks


How to Spot the Mythical Green Flash (Which Is Actually Very Much Real)

Though it sounds like some type of superhero—specifically the unlicensed off-brand kind that hangs in Times Square—the “green flash” is actually a real thing that you can see in the sky with your own eyes. And while we know the green flash exists (there is plenty of photographic evidence), it has reached more of a…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Lifehacks, Sunset, Times Square


Not much riding....last day of Fall

Not much riding, metro roads are way too crowded these days and the several days worth of light snow preclude me taking Brigitta, the '87 R80 Beemer out for some exercise for now; as the neighborhood streets are covered in hard packed snow/ice.Scarlett, the 2014 Ural Patrol of course could get out, we tried for sunset pics midweek but it was blah....though precusor to sunset through the clouds was pretty good: Sunday, I helped neighborhood friend Dale B. change out his first tire on one of his ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Sony, Nikon, Sunset, Yamaha, Dale, Scarlett, Brigitta, Beemer, Scarlett Rides, Kiowa, Dale B, Baja Tools, Kiowa CO


Not much riding....

Not much riding, metro roads are way too crowded these days and the several days worth of light snow preclude me taking Brigitta, the '87 R80 Beemer out for some exercise for now; as the neighborhood streets are covered in hard packed snow/ice.Scarlett, the 2014 Ural Patrol of course could get out, we tried for sunset pics midweek but it was blah....though precusor to sunset through the clouds was pretty good: Sunday, I helped neighborhood friend Dale B. change out his first tire on one of his ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Sony, Nikon, Sunset, Yamaha, Dale, Scarlett, Brigitta, Beemer, Scarlett Rides, Kiowa, Dale B, Baja Tools, Kiowa CO


Yuletide Tea at Dawn's ❤

Hello, my friends and welcome to another spot of Tea at Dawn's! I am so happy you are joining me today, even if it's just virtually. As crazy as it seems, virtual is more a "reality" than ever these days, isn't it? Coronavirus and other global stresses aside, I'm greeting you on this last Sunday of Advent with a feeling of hope in my heart that better days are ahead. I hope, too, that this post finds you, and your loved ones, all well and safe. How are you faring as this ye...
Tags: Crafts, Family, Christmas, Alabama, Creativity, Nature, Birds, Wildlife, Birthdays, Food And Drink, Houston, Baker, Children's Books, Sunset, New England, Homeschooling


Hands-On With The Oris Divers Sixty-Five Sunset Brown Watch

Under the haze of dusk, Oris snuck in a Divers Sixty-Five in October. No fanfare or press release that usually accompanies a new configuration. Instead, just a quiet assurance that this watch was available by listing it on the website. But don’t think this smooth criminal will get away with its stealthy strike. The sunset […] Visit Hands-On With The Oris Divers Sixty-Five Sunset Brown Watch to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Sunset, Fender, Hands-on, In-Depth, Oris, Stratocaster, Sixty-Five, Tobacco burst


Beyond the Bait and Switch: What we really need from police training reform

Grits has often been critical when reform demands aimed at police are rebuffed by calls for additional training. In the political arena, new training is often proposed (usually by the police unions) as a substitute for policy changes that would actually transform IRL practices. So, for example, advocates called for eliminating arrests for Class C misdemeanors following Sandra Bland's death, and instead got implicit-bias trainings that don't work. I get frustrated, admittedly, with the bait and s...
Tags: Texas, Law, Germany, Time, US, Austin, City Council, Council, Bureau Of Justice Statistics, Sunset, Sandra Bland, Houston Chronicle, Legislature, Houston Police Department, Gritsforbreakfast, Mike Ramos


Cruise Begins Driverless Testing In San Francisco

Cruise Automation, the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of GM that also has backing from SoftBank Vision Fund, Honda and T. Rowe Price & Associates, has started testing what it describes as fully driverless vehicles on public roads in San Francisco, the first milestone required to secure a permit to launch a shared, commercial service that can charge for rides. TechCrunch reports: The company released Wednesday a video of its first ride -- with no human safety driver behind the wheel -- in the Suns...
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, Cruise, Gm, Sunset, T Rowe Price Associates, Milin Mehta, SoftBank Vision Fund Honda


Cruise begins driverless testing in San Francisco

Cruise Automation, the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of GM that also has backing from SoftBank Vision Fund, Honda and T. Rowe Price & Associates, has started testing what it describes as fully driverless vehicles on public roads in San Francisco, the first milestone required to secure a permit to launch a shared, commercial service that can charge for rides. Cruise CEO Dan Ammann, who took one of the company’s first driverless ride on public streets in San Francisco’s Sunset neighborhood, cal...
Tags: TC, Transportation, California, San Francisco, Tech, Cruise, Automotive, DMV, Gm, Cpuc, Sunset, California Public Utilities Commission, Dan Ammann, Ammann, Waymo, Zoox


T-Dub'ing around the BLM areas north of Truth or Consequences

 Properly layered this time, I set about exploring the BLM areas to the North and Northwest of my campsite, trying to find campsites for future trips in case the preferred sites are occupied.Didn't have much luck finding anything but just one night spots that the URRV could access easily.  I returned to the campsite for lunch and then rode south to explore the BLM areas closer to the Elephant Butte State Park. I'm thinking the rightmost formation is Elephant Butte but not sure Can you se...
Tags: Google, Motorcycles, New Mexico, BLM, Sunset, Northwest, NW, Cibola National Forest, RV Trips, Yagi Rides


Boondocking again in Area B of the Barry Goldwater AF Gunnery Range

 Spent the last few days with my FIL in Phoenix, AZ....parking the URRV in his complex's parking lot.  There was another RV parked a few slots over after one day; and they even deployed their slideouts!Thanksgiving was at a very small gathering in Fountain Hills, AZ.  Friends of the family comprised four of the six members of the gathering, yours truly and my FIL completing the sixpack. Friday through Sunday of the week were spent hanging out at my FIL's place, me perusing online sources for po...
Tags: Ebay, Motorcycles, Arizona, Sony, Sunset, Barry Goldwater, Fiona, Phoenix AZ, FIL, Fountain Hills AZ, RV Trips, Yagi Rides, Gila Bend Martha


Light repairs, maintenance, Ospreys and fake missiles

 Still boondocking in the Block C section of the Barry Goldwater Gunnery Range and having a pretty good time with the isolation and quiet solitude.   Still lots of traffic by Border Patrol vehicles but they've become background noise to me by now. Tuesday, November 17 Rode Yagi, my TW200, to the town of Roll, AZ....Just north of the nearest town to my campsite: Tacna.  I was picking up a replacement 35 white lamp for the sidecar light on Fiona which had taken a rock and then broke...
Tags: US, Motorcycles, Sunrise, Napa, Jupiter, Border Patrol, Sunset, Barry Goldwater, Fiona, Yagi, Fiona Repairs, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, Tacna, Yagi Rides, Rode Yagi


Sunset recommendation for a 'blue-ribbon panel' on Texas police licensing agency: Grits wonders what's left to study?

The new Sunset Commission report for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement came out earlier this month: A once-every-12-years review of agency functions and practices. The good news: They didn't short sell the problems. (See more background here.) Their issue #1 stated flatly that "Texas' Approach to Regulating Law Enforcement is Ineffective," an observation with which Grits wholeheartedly agrees. They described a "fragmented, outdated system with poor accountability, lack of statewide stand...
Tags: Texas, Law, Gop, San Antonio, Sunset, Abbott, Legislature, Gritsforbreakfast, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, Sunset Commission, Texas Training, TCOLE, Bureau of Justice Statistics Texas, Texas Approach, Office of Court, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Grits


At the Sunset Café...

... you can write about anything you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Moon, Sunset, Ann Althouse, Sunset Café