Showing posts from August 26, 2007

Miss Teen South Carolina's Slow Motion Train Wreck

Wow. The Miss Teen USA pageant this year has thrown up a clear winner in Miss Teen South Carolina. The question: Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't locate the US on a world map. Why do you think this is? Her answer: I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because - uh - some - people out there in our nation don't have maps, and - uh - I believe that our education like such as South Africa and - uh - The Iraq everywhere like, such as and - uh - I believe that they should, our education over here in the US should help the US - uh - should help South Africa and should help The Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future for our children.... WTF? I'm not sure if she was having a stroke, or trying to copy Dubya, or trying to demonstrate the aforementioned dumbness instead of answering the question about it. Take a bow Lauren Caitlin Upton ; you win, hands down. I liked the comment on the radio this morning. It was

Eurotrash on Monte Cristo

SquidNey and I went for a ride today - turned out to be a 260 mile ride - to help break-in the Tiger. Me on the Triumph, him on his KTM. Eurotrash. We rode East Canyon, Trapper's Loop, Monte Cristo, down into Evanston and then back along the Mirror Lake Highway. We dodged two rather ominous looking thunderstorms. The Tiger is amazing. It has so much power and torque that I barely came out of 6th gear. Overtaking was a breeze - didn't require anywhere near the setup or planning that it did on the GS. I loved that BMW but all indicators say this Triumph is quite the bike. My grin meets at the back of my head at the moment.