I have been commuting to SFSU and work in Mountain View, CA using my secondary BMW. A 1982 R100RS that was owned by my father, but he no longer rides. The bike needs some work but seems to run well, so far.
Since my schedule and finances are limited while I am attending school, I will have to postpone re-activating my main BMW until January 2008.
Here’s a shot of me about to leave to work. I usually return after midnight. Riding late night is very peaceful, no distractions.
My TR3A has been in storage for the past four years. I recently decided to get off my lazy butt and re-activate my classic British sports car. It still needs a replacement fuel pump. So far I’m working on the basics, cleaning and polishing the body, changing fluids, etc.
My goal is to have the car fully driveable to my tastes by next Spring, I’ll be done with SFSU and have more time to actually enjoy driving.
I have become an avid motorcycle rider. I am now a die hard BMW fanatic. Current member of the Airheads Beemer Club and the BMW Riders Association. Two great groups for owners of older BMWs.
List of my ridden and/or owned motorcycles:
Owned by my father:
1973 Suzuki 305
1975 Suzuki 500
1978 Yamaha 750 triple
1982 BMW R100RS – current
1984 BMW R100GS
Owned by me:
1985 Kawasaki Gpz 305
1972 R75/5 – current
1981 BMW R100RS – current
Well, I started my final semester at SFSU. I am only taking three classes at 11 units. This should be easier to manage with my work schedule. Although, school comes first above everything else, especially for my last semester. In December 2007 I will graduate with BS degrees in Accounting and Decision Science.
So far, my experience at SFSU has been very good. Nothing unexpected. I do not spend a lot of time on campus or participate in school activities mainly do to work schedule and commute distance (100 miles round trip).
The SFSU College of Business has been very helpful. They provide any information needed online and also have a helpful staff in BUS 112.
I found a classic video of one of my favorite all-time songs. Purple Haze, recorded by The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1967.
Working on my 1981 BMW R100RS and 1960 Triumph TR3A.
Re-activating motorcycle. Cleaning and maintaining Triumph
Pictures to follow.
I have been a supporter of SETI@home for about five years. When I started there was not an easy way to participate in multiple projects. A few years back BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) was developed for the home user to volunteer their personal computing power and time.
See the basic info below from the BOINC site.
Use the idle time on your computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux) to cure diseases, study global warming, discover pulsars, and do many other types of scientific research. It’s safe, secure, and easy:
Download and run BOINC software
Enter the project URLs, your email address, and password.
This is a simple process, so sign-up today.