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New Bike Day!!!

I'm sooooooo excited! I've got all the paperwork lined up to pick up the new motorcycle today!! Even the rain that's been coming down for two days is stopping and the sun is coming out!! It's a sign! Now I need: A new helmet, new motorcycle jacket, and new boots (not to mention all the after-market products in the J C Whitney catalogue!)

For all my buddies in New York City, I'm going to try to see if I can get a Bike Christening in May -- I will post once I can wrap the details up. (I'm still at a loss as to what to name my new bike!! I was going to go with some obscure Greek God [I'm leaning towards Sabazios*], however, I'm not sure her name will be just yet...) Let me know what YOU think!

For all my pals and brothers in Rochester, I will be cruising into town May 21st for The Rochester Rams' CanAm Weekend!! I hope to see you there! I will make a special stop at IBM Rochester on Monday, May 24th (Victoria Day) to see my co-workers before I head back to Boston. Pray for warm, dry weather!!

"If you can't be with the one you love, then love the one you're with!" -- CSN&Y

* Sabazios is the nomadic horseman sky and father god of the Phrygians. In Indo-European languages, such as Phrygian, the '-zios' element in his name has a common root with 'deus' (god) or Zeus. Though the Greeks associated Phrygian Sabazios with Zeus, representations of him, even into Roman times, show him always on horseback, as a nomadic horseman god, wielding his characteristic staff of power.

One of the things cool with the name Sabazios is that the iconic image of the god or hero on horseback battling the chthonic serpent (Sabazios), on which his horse tramples, appears on Celtic votive columns, and with the coming of Christianity it was easily transformed into the image of Saint George and the dragon. Anyone that remembers Junior (my 1100 Virago) knows the custom airbrushed tank had two dragons on it.



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