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Man’s Best Friend

They say that a dog is a man's best friend.  If our own canine companions (Veloce - Whippet, and Cicero - German Shorthair Pointer) are any example, then that phrase is indisputable. No human could or would exhibit the unconditional love, obedience, and trust that is a natural component of most dogs' personalities.  Our two dogs have become an integral part of our family, a family we would do anything for. Sadly, the focus of this blog is in Cicero, who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer February 1, 2017 Cicero is in great spirits today, he has been spending ...
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Two Old Bikers Hit the Road Again

When fall rolls around, and the edge softens from Austin's tortuous summer heat, I naturally start thinking about getting the Indian back on the road again.  That usually means contacting my biker buddy Nathan Gibson for some companionship on the trip. Although Nathan continues to insist on riding that P.O.S. Harley of his, both me and the Indian chose to overlook that little detail since he is such good company on the road. Due to tight schedules for both of us throughout October 2016, we had to compress what would normally have been a longer trip (time wise) into a ...
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Of English Canals

In 2008, Dorothee and I spent several weeks in the U.K., primarily to attend the Goodwood Festival of Speed  While driving through Great Britain and Scotland, we spied an unusual little car on several occasions, one that I couldn't identify.  After some further research, we learned this car was a Nissan Figaro.. built only in 1991, and never imported to the US.  In fact, the Figaro was built in very limited numbers (20,000 total) and intended primarily for the Japanese market.  But over the years, well over 4,000 of these right hand cars found their way to England, thanks to ...
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On the Road Again

Not to rest on our laurels after our 3,000 mile bike trip to Sturgis, SD, my buddy Nathan and I decided to take a shorter trip in September (2015) over the Texas border to Louisiana. Again, a full narrative of our trip can be found at:  www.austinmotorscene.com/on-the-road-again/ ...
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