“No matter where you go, there you are.” – Buckaroo Banzai
I know that was really random, and has almost nothing to do with how to spell Bonehead, and almost nothing to do with this blog post. But, it is one of my favorite quotes from one of the best movies of all time, and I am having taco’s tonight.
I raced my motorcycle today. It was rough. On my way to the race I checked Weather.com, and the heat index just said “Alabama”. It was pretty much Alabama hot, minus about 5 degrees. Just near 100, instead of over 100. Ouch. I burned. At both ends.
You see, I have been in Europe for a month. Europe = crappy food, too much beer, no exercise and not enough sleep. Pretty much, I am out of shape. And I can tell. I pretty much started out slow, and then got a bit slower.
Seriously. I got a decent start. There were more than 25 on the +40A line, and I was about 6 into the woods. But, it kinda fell apart from there. The woods were so much just one line, that there was no passing. I made a few wrong turns and each time I did, I lost at least a place or 2. I was pretty much going backwards. I figure I was spending most of my time in about 4th place, but I was working my butt off just to get back there after each time I would mess up. Wow, that was too much work.
A few really good movies to think about:
- Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension. It pretty much could be the best movie of all time.
- Earth Girls Are Easy. The name pretty much says it all. Yep, an alien comes down to earth and chases girls around.
- Naked Lunch. You might need to be stoned to watch this. Lord knows the director was. wow.
How do you spell Bonehead ?
Answer: JOE… I got caught late in the race by Pete Laubmaier and John Strangefeld. They started a minute behind me on the Vintage class row. But, both of them are AA riders, so it does not surprise me that they caught me. But, when they did catch me just before the timing tent, they had decided to pull out and stop then. I was so out of it when they caught me, that when they turned out of the timing tent to go back to their truck, I just followed along like a little puppy. I got back to the truck, sat down and could not figure out why no one else was done with their race. Are those guys on the course just warming up for the next race? huh…
Duh, you idiot… the race was not over. It still had another 20 minutes to run. I quit the race 20 minutes early. Holy crap, am I missing some brain cells or what? Jeez, I am just a knob. I was pretty much doing my Beavis and Bonehead imitation. I really cannot figure out which one is smarter, Beavis or Bonehead.
In the movie the Wrath Of Khan, Ricardo Montalban who played Khan, is known to have superior intellect. (But, there was no Corinthian Leather, and Tatoo was not even there.) For sure someone needed to laugh at my superior intellect or lack thereof today. Damn, what a moron. I am not sure if I was Beavis today or Bonehead.
I hope I do not have to take the Kobayashi Maru test today.
To infinity and beyond.