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Motorcycles – Better for Gas Mileage, Environment, and Independence

You have choices when it comes to purchasing just the right motorcycle for your travel pleasure. You can go with style, speed, and comfort, but in order to choose, you may have to do a little research into companies that make and sell motorcycles like the Triumph in Charlottesville. A motorcycle is not just purchased for moving from point A to point B. There are usually other considerations. To find out what concerns you have and what questions you should ask, you really need to talk to someone who knows about motorcycles.

Gas Mileage

The sad thing is that many people look at motorcyclists as the rebels of the transportation world. Movies like Rebel Without a Cause and shows like Sons of Anarchy have given the mainstream public the idea that people who ride motorcycles are antisocial, violent types who have no real ambitions beyond their small world. However, the one thing that four wheels cannot touch in a two wheeler is the gas mileage.

Environmental Concerns

If everyone switched to a motorcycle or moped, the United States would have fewer problems with environmental damage due to the use of gas. Not only would the proliferation of motorcycles make for better air quality, it would also make for less dependence on foreign oil and help eliminate the need for the refining of dangerous fossil fuel sources like tars sands and oil shale.

The Price Is Right

Because of the type of mileage that motorcycles get, the demand for gas would go down, and in a capitalist society, that means that the price for gasoline will go down. Equipping everyone with a motorcycle like a Triumph from Charlottesville would help out on so many levels. People could leave their cars at home, pay less for gas and still get to where they need to go. In some African countries, the only real mode of transportation is a moped called a jibijin. People double up, put on their safety gear and head out into the city for a night on the town, and no one worries about helmet hair because everyone has it.


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Long Weekend

It’s another long weekend for us starting tomorrow (January 31 has been declared as a Special Non-working Holiday in celebration of Chinese New Year); the kids are already excited about not having school on a Friday. They are most likely to spend it playing their favorite XBox and computer games (although we allow them an hour each day during weekends). We will just allow them to relax the whole day tomorrow since we know that they will be busy next week because they need to prepare for their exams two weeks from now.

Our youngest is also looking forward to watching some online tutorials on how to play the flute. He bought a wooden flute two weeks ago when we went shopping for some books and school supplies. He’s actually hoping that we’ll be able to buy a guitar within this year because he also wants to learn how to play the guitar. He has actually been suggesting that we look online for guitars so that we’ll have an idea of how much guitars cost these days. We have seen some interesting ones like the gibson 20th anniversary 1957 les paul custom black at musicians friend, but for now, we’re still looking for affordable ones that may be suitable for those who are still trying to learn how to play the guitar. Anyway, since I won’t be able to use the computer as much since the children will be using it as well; it means that I’ll have more time reading this weekend (which is great since I have bought some new books two weeks ago).

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Dealing with Holiday Stress

With Christmas less than a week away, I’m sure that most of you are already trying their best to keep up with everything that’s going on at home and work. Between attending parties and reunions and trying to do some last minute shopping, the days leading to Christmas can be really busy and stressful for most people. Its important that we all find the time to do things that will relax us, like read a book, listen to calming music or spend some quiet time with the family.

Our family has also been quite busy; the kids have just finished their exams this week. Our youngest had their sports fest this morning and will have their class Christmas party tomorrow. Our eldest is on a short break and will have to enroll for the third term after the holidays. We are also attending the Simbang Gabi, a nine day novena mass that is held in preparation for Christmas. We attend the 9:30p.m.mass here in our Parish Church. This will be the eight consecutive year that we’re attending the Simbang Gabi and we hope that we get to complete it again. We don’t have any plans for Christmas day itself, we’ll most likely just spend it here at home. We will attend the Christmas Eve mass and have a simple dinner afterwards.

So, how are you keeping up with all the holiday frenzy that is going on around you? I do hope that you are able to deal with all the stress and not lose sight of the important things (and people) that you should focus on this Christmas.