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It's that time of year that I try to think of ways of improving myself by committing to New Year's Resolutions. People who know me say it hasn't been working. Nonetheless, I still do them. One year I didn't watch TV.

This year:

-I plan on taking the time on this forum. I've learned so much about technical issues, safety and fun chatter. You couldn't ask for a nicer group of people in this forum.

-I plan on doing a lot less reading about other motorcycles. It is a past time I enjoy, although it makes me wish too much. The big reason is because I have a stack of books behind me that are more important and I need to discipline my time better.

I'm thankful to be able to ride (especially after that wobble I had last week). I'm thankful to have such a great motorcycle and I'm thankful for the people in this forum.

I pray that you all have a wonderful AND SAFE New Year.
 

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Danm, resolving to be....... or to change.

It was easy to turn away from this thread, NOT! Hadda do it.
So do I walk from it? Ignore it? Avoid from giving it any more thought? As I'm typing, I still don't know where I'm gonna go with this........

I'm a short fat White boy, womens don't look at me anymore, and I get no respect (in yer best Rodney Dangerfield voice). Well....., last year I managed to shed 55 pounds by eating (smaller/better servings) more often, drinking more water (hot tea), and incorporating vegi's, fruit, and yogurt into my diet. Women still don't go in for 5'2" guys, but I've been getting more respect, admired for losing weight, looked better and felt better, but over the last 6 months I've managed to gain back about ten+ pounds..... my eating habits have improved though.

Sooooooo........
* I resolve to start going back to that health club I joined prior to the holidays.
* I resolve to get back into drinking more herbal tea/water.
* I resolve to return to the habit of oatmeal in the morning.

* I need also to read a book or two, as I have spent waaaay too much time on these motorcycle message boards the last six years.

* I would like to stop using the debit card so much and avoid from abusing my overdraft line of credit. (How'ed you think I got all this stuff?)

I need to see and actually hold what I'm spending, stop living so much in the virtual world, and respect this "temple" in which I've been blessed to reside.

In addition to that which I resolve and what I would like to do, I need also to address my growing cynism, frustration with that which I can't change, and try to be less judgmental of all the fools who aren't as wonderful as ME!
:-D

[ This message was edited by: FattRat on 2006-12-29 15:41 ]
 

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I never keep to mine, no matter how carefully I think them through. So, in order to save myself a heap of time and guilt, I hereby resolve to make no more resolutions.
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New Year's Resolutions!

Yeah! That's right! I gotta make a list of New Year's Resolutions!

I know what I'll do - so I don't forget I'll make a note of it and put it on my to-do list.

Let's see now, that note to myself is item #1002 on my list of 1001 things that need to be done. Hmmmm.... a little higher up the list is another note to make a list of New Year's Resolutions for 2006. And a little higher up than that is still another note.......

So now friends, you all see how I handle my New Year's Resolutions. :wink: :wink: :razz: :wink: :wink:
Have a happy but very safe New Years.

Walt
 

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FattRat, please don't give up on this forum. Who else can write with as much flavor as you do and can put in good bits of knowledge at the same time?

Notice I'm not ansering the question. javascript: x()
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keef, like you, if I can't keep to something I know I won't do, I just don't. Sound wisdom to me.

sweatmachine,
"the dude abides"
What da heel das dat mean? Let me know if you ever shim your valves.

kliff, I never said I wasn't going to ride more. I want to do at least 30,000 this year.
 

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"the dude abides"

someone chime in where that's from, I don't want to spoil it.

The word 'abide' used as a verb means 'to continue' so I'm going to continue as I have. I'm saying I have no resolutions.

It's also a quote from the best movie ever.

Re: Valves, I checked mine and they were all in spec, or within .001mm of spec. I'm going to tear the motor down for a big bore and some headwork in the next month or so, and I will double check the valve lash at that point.
 

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The Big Lebowski, that's where it's from. Never seen it though.

If you're ever at a point of not minding "someone" looking over your shoulder when you take apart your engine, let me know.
 

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Having been unsuccessful at reducing the 36" waist I'm now buying 38" waist jeans. I do hereby resolve to maintain that waist size by eating only my wife's fried chicken, Oscar Mayer hot dogs and bacon along with whatever fast food might catch my eye. Any pizza consumed will hopefully have USDA inspected meat and lots of US produced cheese. I also promise to stay out of the gym, off the bicycle and on the couch when not at work or riding my Bonnie.
My cholesterol level is completely under control as I quit worrying about it and don't check it.
I love to read and have plenty of books.
If still alive next December I'll review my resolutions to see how I've done.
Maybe I'll add beer to the list again.
Less worry equals less stress equals lower cholesterol equals longer life equals more medical problems equals uhh, ohno, this is not good...

Dennis :-D
 

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Seeing as how this is the 100th anneversary of Glen Curtiss' historic 137 mph run at Ormond Beach Fla. in 1907 on his V8 blimp engined motorcycle, I resolve to go as fast or faster this year at Bonneville! That's a mile in less than 26.4 seconds, I have a 1907 indian head penny on my triple clamp for luck. Rock on, Tom Liberatore :hammer:
 

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I made a pledge to myself in October quit drinking for 1 year as some kind o karmic sacrifice thing(?) to justify buying my Bonnie.
So far so good. I love that Bonnie.
 

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bonnienewbie, sounds like you'll make it.

If I had to give up the bonnie because of a broken pledge, that would be a S-T-R-O-N-G deterrent from braking it.

For the couple months I couldn't ride this year due to being rear-ended on the bike, it was torturous.
 

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The usual stuff... eat better, smoke less, drink less, exercise more, ride more, work harder, spend more time with the family, etc. etc.

Basically I resolve to just keep getting better at living.
 

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Wow. Some of you guys are really inspiring.

1) Cut down on cynicism.
2) Take care of myself.
3) Believe things will be better.

Simple. Boring. Hard to do, nonetheless.
 

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Mare-

Just reverse the order of your resolutions...and all will be good.

Truly.
 
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