Showing posts from August 12, 2007

More mine trouble.

I wasn't going to comment on the Crandall Canyon mine collapse over near Huntington. But the time has come to have my 2¢ worth. One : the CEO is a liar and a crook. You only need to listen to him spouting off on TV to know that. He still blames the original collapse on an earthquake, despite geologists and seismic experts from all over America being able to prove otherwise. He still claims they weren't retreat mining, which it now turns out they were. Two: I've considered that they've been looking for corpses pretty much since day 1. It's horrible to say, but I think it's the truth. I can't imagine what it's like for the families, and I hope by now they've come to terms with the fact that it's more likely they've lost their loved ones. Three: I've also said that they've been endangering the rescue crews with shoddy, high-speed tunneling and no roof supports, trying to find the buried miners. Well last night, the bleeding obvious h

The Angry Wasp

I've done it. I've ordered the new Tiger. The Angry Wasp will be here sometime next week. Then, this will be me .... I got an email from the guy who bought my Beemer today. He made it back to Canada without too much hassle, until he hit a deer. The bike survived with a broken light and a broken beak but he was able to keep riding it all the way home without any problem and because of the ABS, he didn't lie the bike down.

So long Beemer. You served me well.

That's that then. The GS is no longer mine. I received cash for it this morning, transferred the title, and the new owner is now riding it back to Canada where it will find its new home. So long R1150GS. You served me well. Now on to the business of buying a Triumph Tiger....