Monthly Archives: December 2013

Jack London Quote

Saw this quote at the beginning of the video referenced a couple of posts ago and thought it was worth reposting here:

“I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.” 
― Jack London

Think we could all use a little of this attitude in our day-to-day decision-making…  Something to think about when you are doing you 2014 planning – “What will I pursue this year?”

The 1st Ride on the Sertao


This will be my 1st blog entry via the iPad from the woods. Kind of an experiment…

Finally got the Sertao out for some camping this weekend. Was planning on a old night and it turned out to be pretty nice. I seem to be the only camper at French Creek State Park – wonder if the snow and cold are keeping folks away?

The new bike did fine with all of the gear on it, but I need to get used to only one cylinder. Now I understand why they call them “thumpers”! Got to French Creek about 4 pm and grabbed a site in the snow. Still took almost 1.5 hours to get it all set-up. Had dinner and am now curled up in the tent. About 40 degrees out, but cozy in the tent. Only a little after 7 pm, so not sure what I will do the next few hours..

Up early tomorrow and heading home. Need to be a little careful as the wet roads will be ice tomorrow. More then with a few pictures.