This last weekends’ rides told me I needed to back up and take a new look at how I am doing my rides. I need to get out of the “gotta get there” mentality and see my destinations as the turn-around point rather than the endpoint for my rides. It is a subtle difference, but one that changes the entire point of the ride.
The whole point of a ride is the journey along the way. The destination is just another place along that journey.
I took my first ride way back in January. January 2nd, actually. It was a 10 minute ride around a parking lot and to the Home Depot. It was cold, damp and miserable out. But I loved every shivery second of it. I had been wanting a motorcycle for a long time, and never thought I would actually get one. I always had a reason not to get one. This year, to hell with it, I decided to finally pull the trigger. It has been a ride ever since – pun intended.
So there is this neural net image processor backed by Google running some processes on uploaded images. I am not getting into the full background. Mainly because I don’t have time to read and fully understand it right now. Short story, upload your photo and it spits back the LSD tripping version. See below for a side-by-side. Follow this link to create your own “Deep Dream: http://psychic-vr-lab.com/deepdream/
Excited and Nervous
Coming up in 3 days (Wednesday) I leave out on my longest (time and distance) trip yet. This is something that I have been looking forward to for a long time now (pretty much since I got the bike). I have been going over what to pack and what to leave, and even with all the planning, I know I will find myself leaving something behind. But as excited as I am, I am also nervous. I will be traveling solo for over 7 hours (one way) which is a lot (over 350 miles). I did have Raven in for her 4000 mile service, so everything is adjusted, fluids swapped, critical systems checked and verified. Raven is ready, time for me to get ready.
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