Pass on the “Seeds of Greatness”

Pass on the “Seeds of Greatness”

I wanted to pass on this absolute gem of what I call universal wisdom. It was written by Mr. Denis Waitley the best-selling author, speaker, poet and lyricist. I read it on his ezine, and it is a keeper!

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Seeds of Greatness by Denis Waitley

The Safari Called Life Check-off List:

• Learn from those who have gone before

• Travel lightly; no extra baggage

• Be prepared and expect the unexpected

• The more you learn the less you fear

• Slow down, watch and listen

• Respect your environment

• Leave your ego behind

• Anticipate, innovate and make do

• Be optimistic; tomorrow did not exist before

• Collect memories instead of souvenirs

• Enjoy the journey

• Celebrate all life, not just your own

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Reproduced with permission from the Denis Waitley Ezine.

To subscribe to Denis Waitley’s Ezine, go to www.deniswaitley.com

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Custom Fabricated Motorcycle Inspection Sticker Plate

Custom Fabricated Motorcycle

Inspection Sticker Plate

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There is one thing besides riding, riding, and more riding that I like to do with my 1998 Harley-Davidson XL, and that is fabricating custom parts for it. Below are photos of a custom inspection sticker plate that I just completed.

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Photo 1

Overview; the original and the custom replacement at different stages.

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Photo 2

The original Harley inspection sticker plate. Very utilitarian shape – it was an excellent candidate for replacement with a one-off custom.

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Photo 3

First I found some material for my project. I used a piece of 1/8 aluminum for my replacement. After cutting the blank to size, I drilled a mounting hole.

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Photo 4

I got a pencil out, put my designer hat on, and did a little layout work. The next step was to rough cut the design.

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Photo 5

A rough cut inspection sticker plate.

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Photo 6

Next I smoothed out the the jagged edges with a hand grinder and hand file. I then sanded the whole piece.

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Photo 7


Here it is primed and painted. The plate had a good shape, but I thought it needed something more.

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Photo 8

I decided to file a double knife edge to it. This gave it a two-toned look, and it also enhance the 3D appearance. The final step was to give it a little clear coat paint.

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Photo 9 & 10

The finished piece.

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Photo 11

The custom inspection sticker plate mounted on my Harley ready for an inspection sticker.

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A Way

“A Way” in My Life

It is funny how sometimes we need other people to remind us of our beliefs. Oneonta Taekwon-Do recently put on an excellent seminar. My Taekwon-Do instructor Mr. Raymond Mannion, 2nd Dan brought up an excellent point in which he learned from his instructor Grandmaster Suk Jun Kim, 9th Dan. That Taekwon-Do is “a way” of thinking and living – it is not “the way”. Meaning there is more than “one way” in given areas of life. I believed in this principle before this seminar, but sometimes we need reminders to apply this principle to all areas of our lives, and for this, I am grateful.

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The Trip to Loudon/Part V

The Trip to Loudon/Part V

This is the last part of the “The Trip to Loudon” story. It has been fun writing about the Laconia, Loudon, Loudon Road Race Series racers, and the New Hampshire Speedway. I enjoyed watching the races. Like all specialized regional racing events at big circuit race tracks there is plenty of elbow room. Every seat is the best seat. Every view is the best view. You can easily walk up to and talk to all the racers. It is all quite enjoyable. Below are the last photos that I took at the New Hampshire Speedway on Saturday, June 14th, 2008. I only took a couple of photos on the trip home at the Bennington battle monument in Bennington, Vermont before we got soaked riding across New York State.

Holy NASCAR

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Three Out Of A Turn

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A Racer

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Coming Out Of A Turn

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Out Of The Pits

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Get Ready

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GO!

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Two Into A Turn

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Three For The Lead

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The Front Stretch

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S Turn

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Leaving The Racing

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We made one impromptu stop on the way home at the Bennington Battle monument in Bennington Vermont – end of Story.

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A couple of links related to “The Trip to Loudon.”

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon Road Racing Series

Laconia Motorcycle Week

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Timing and Change

Timing and Change

Unfortunately sometimes a change that we are working on will not produce the desired result that we want simply because of the timing. It does not mean that we should not work on the desired change because the timing might be wrong. In fact we might need to fail at the wrong time, so we can learn how to succeed at the right time.

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The Trip to Loudon/Part IV

The Trip to Loudon/Part IV

The second day of “The Trip to Loudon” was excellent too. After Laconia and a good night’s sleep at the race track infield, I was ready for a day of racing.That day we saw more of the Loudon Road Race Series racers turn practice laps, and then we saw them rev up and race. Below are the photos that I took that day at the New Hampshire Speedway on Saturday, June 14th, 2008.

Morning

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Iron Horse Packed/Chow Time

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Morning Walk And A Mint RD350

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Sleek Racers

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801 In The Air

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Where’s My Rider?

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I Wanna Come Out And Race!

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Big Blue And Little Orange

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A Roller

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A 700 Side View

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Lil Honda Is The Buzzz Around The Track

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A Sea Of Ducks

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Three Around The Arrow

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Four +

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And Two

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The Front Stretch

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Two Joining The Pack

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Nice New Hampshire View

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Bird’s Eye

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The Long View

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The Short View

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To Be Continued.

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A couple of links related to “The Trip to Loudon.”

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon Road Racing Series

Laconia Motorcycle Week

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Beginner Blogger Tip

Beginner Blogger Tip

I am new to blogging, so I learn as I go, learn and do, learn and do. Listed below is a process that I started doing lately. It was a natural evolution with finding an easier, less time-consuming way of doing something. To save time in putting tags in my blog posts, I have started to save tags for different topics. I write, organize, and save my tags in a text editor(you can also use a word processor). Then I copy a line of tags, paste them in the tag box, hit the add button, and repeat the process. It is simple, it works, and it saves time. Below is a snapshot of my tagging for this article – keep on blogging.

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