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by noodlenoggin
Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wretched XS
Replies: 284
Views: 107436

Re: Wretched XS

Hello. Not dead yet. Still around. Still 1,400 miles from the Yamaha -- it's sitting in the in-laws' barn, with the rest of our stuff that didn't fit in the moving van. So, it'd cost more than a grand to rent a truck and bring that stuff (and the bike) down. I had the thought of just have my MIL se...
by noodlenoggin
Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wretched XS
Replies: 284
Views: 107436

Re: Wretched XS

Sigh... I'm 1,400 miles away from my Yamaha. I've never been this far away from it since I bought it in 1993. :kickcan: And...the way expenses keep sucking our money -- kids back to school, utility startups, car repairs (x2), the house in Michigan, the house here in Florida, and so on and SO ON -- ...
by noodlenoggin
Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The World on Two Wheels (a DMV Messiah Blog)
Replies: 11
Views: 6046

Re: The World on Two Wheels (a DMV Messiah Blog)

Hi. Yes, nice girl and bike. As for the choke and cool mornings, my old XS650 needs to sit there on the choke for a few minutes before I can even think about riding off. Some bikes are just cold-blooded. I don't think that ringing ears are normal. Does your helmet have anything like the visor hinge ...
by noodlenoggin
Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wretched XS
Replies: 284
Views: 107436

Re: Wretched XS

@ceemes, good advice there. We're really thinking of this service: http://www.upack.com/bike/ It's offered by ABF, which is a fairly large company. --- Went out last night, saw a couple of guys out riding together. Unlikely pair -- a stretched, lowered Hayabusa drag-bike and a wide-tired Victory cru...
by noodlenoggin
Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wretched XS
Replies: 284
Views: 107436

Re: Wretched XS

Mmph So, on the good side, I'm back with my family and we're setting up shop in Florida. On the bad side...turns out we have MUCH more stuff than we thought we did, and even with the largest Penske truck we could rent, we had to leave some stuff in Michigan, which my in-laws are going to move into ...
by noodlenoggin
Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wretched XS
Replies: 284
Views: 107436

Re: Wretched XS

Ketchup I dunno why, narcissism maybe, but I just went back and read my own blog from the beginning. All 28 pages of it. Kind of had a long, wistful, mildly amusing, nostalgic trip down memory lane. I also noticed that in the recent couple of years, my posts have been more terse than interesting. I...
by noodlenoggin
Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wretched XS
Replies: 284
Views: 107436

Re: Wretched XS

Thanks, @roscowgo! And... thank you @ceemes :oops: As for the Snow Birds...where do you think they spend their summers? Michigan, where I came from. No shortage of white Cadillacs with Florida plates in Michigan in the summer. @jstark -- cool! Was it an XS650 "Special" or "Heritage?" Or one of the l...
by noodlenoggin
Sun May 22, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wretched XS
Replies: 284
Views: 107436

Re: Wretched XS

Closer....Closer.... So, it's now just less than a month before I fly back to Michigan, load our house into a moving van, and drive the family 1,400 miles to our new home in Florida. I'll reiterate that I can't wait to get the old XS down here. But...while I'm looking forward to riding it, I really...
by noodlenoggin
Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wretched XS
Replies: 284
Views: 107436

Re: Wretched XS

Boring New Life... Hey, thanks guys! So. I've lived in Tampa for a week now. It's already in the high 80's (F, not C) in the afternoon, and sunny almost every day. I'm gonna love my bike when I get it down here. My commute takes me right through the downtown, but I don't have any qualms about ridin...
by noodlenoggin
Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: My learning as I go blog
Replies: 22
Views: 15041

Re: My learning as I go blog

Looks good!
by noodlenoggin
Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wretched XS
Replies: 284
Views: 107436

Re: Wretched XS

I Graduated

I walked in my graduation ceremony today. I'm an MBA now.

That is all.
by noodlenoggin
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wretched XS
Replies: 284
Views: 107436

Re: Wretched XS

I'm...um....*between* jobs right now So, I've technically joined the ranks of the unemployed. At least for a week or so. Yesterday was my last day at the job I've had for the last 10 years, and even though we were getting a mongo-size blizzard, walking out the car was the best thing ever. I've hate...
by noodlenoggin
Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wretched XS
Replies: 284
Views: 107436

Re: Wretched XS

Another Page Turned Another stage of my life is done. Yesterday I finished my last class to earn my MBA. It has been a *long* two years, and my family doesn't really know what to do with me if I'm not down in our basement reading homework and writing case studies. When I started this, I counted up ...
by noodlenoggin
Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wretched XS
Replies: 284
Views: 107436

Re: Wretched XS

Done Deal It's official...I'm a project manager for Tampa General Hospital. I'll be moving down there the last week of March -- it's spring break week so my wife and kids will caravan down with me and get me set up, then head back. They'll join me for good in June, after the school year finishes. I...
by noodlenoggin
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wretched XS
Replies: 284
Views: 107436

Re: Wretched XS

Thanks, @Wrider and @fireguzzi. Five Guys...man, the burgers are like my wife made them, and the fries are like *I* made them...I'm a sucker for real potatoes made into French fries. So, they made the job offer, and I made my counter-offer. I expect their 2nd offer tomorrow, and I have it on good au...
by noodlenoggin
Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wretched XS
Replies: 284
Views: 107436

Re: Wretched XS

Times They Are A'changin So...I got the job. I'm working on my counter-offer to their initial low-ball job offer. Then...I'll be a Project Manager at Tampa General, getting physician practices to adopt EPIC for their EMR software -- required by 2014. Tampa was 82 and sunny and gorgeous. I rented a ...
by noodlenoggin
Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wretched XS
Replies: 284
Views: 107436

Re: Wretched XS

48 Hours Today is Tuesday. On Thursday I fly down to Tampa, and on Friday I have my 2nd interview for a project management job at Tampa General Hospital. It was supposed to be last month, but turns out they can't fly me down for 2nd interviews before they officially post the job. :? The hiring mana...
by noodlenoggin
Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wretched XS
Replies: 284
Views: 107436

Re: Wretched XS

This is where I live right now. 'Nuff said.

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by noodlenoggin
Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Unclassifiable - John Ryland's Classified Moto Blog
Replies: 10
Views: 10969

Re: Unclassifiable - John Ryland's Classified Moto Blog

Hey there. Nice XS in the photo.
by noodlenoggin
Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wretched XS
Replies: 284
Views: 107436

Re: Wretched XS

Things are Progressing So, I had a phone interview yesterday with two IT directors and the Chief Medical Information Office (CMIO) of Tampa General. It went well. They're flying me down to Tampa this weekend for a site visit and a day of interviews with people on the team I'd be working with. And, ...