Tomorrow’s the Big Day

I get to take my first daily commute ride tomorrow. Since I got the bike on Monday, I’ve been on it for about 4 hours, and gone through one tank of gas. Yesterday, I met up with a friend from work, and we drove off to Temecula for, of all things, an ice cream. His girlfriend was along for the ride as well, and had her camera with her.

Just take a look at my face. That’s the face of a happy guy. I can’t tell you how much I love this bike.

Tomorrow, I get to ride it into work for the first time. Of course, since I work on a military installation, that means I’ll have to wear the gay reflective vest as the DoD requires. But, that’s a minor inconvenience. After all, I don’t have toslip it on until just before I get to the gate. And in the afternoon, when it’s really hot, I can slip it off right after I leave.

The real inconvenience will not having XM to listen to Opie and Anthony on the drive in. I still haven’t quite figured out how to do that. I guess I can pull the car rig out, and run some earphones, but I don’t know how the reception will be, because I’m not sure where to put the antenna.

Oh, and I forgot to buy a thermos to fill with coffee in the morning. My little sippy cup won’t work too well for the bike. But, that’ll give me an excuse to take the long way home to pick one up from target tomorrow.

Author: Dale Franks

Dale Franks is the former host of The Business Day, ”a daily, four-hour business and financial news program on KMNY Radio in Los Angeles. From 2002-2004, he was a contributor on military and international affairs for Currently, he a publisher and editor of the monthly political journal The New Libertarian, as well as an editor of the popular web log, Q and O. Dale served as a military police officer in the United States Air Force from 1984 to 1993, in variety of assignments both in the United States and Europe, where he also was assigned to the staff of the Headquarters of Allied Forces Central Europe. In addition to broadcasting, writing, and speaking on various topics, Dale has also been a long-time technical training instructor on a variety of computer software and technology subjects. Dale has also long been involved with information technology as an accomplished web designer, programmer, and technologist, serving as the corporate knowledge specialist for Microsoft Outlook at SAIC, the nation's largest employee-owned corporation. Additionally, he is the author of a number of software user guides used for classroom training by one of Southern California’'s premier computer training and consulting firms. His book, SLACKERNOMICS: Basic Economics for People Who Find Economics Boring, is available from Barnes & Noble.