Sunday, April 29, 2018

Dream Machines 2018 part 1.

Tiny tires are in. So tiny. But they don't make me hard laugh as much as 26's. Now if they went a bit tiny-ier that might be funny.

Uuuuum. You don't see that in California very often.

Somehow the idea of a churchy biker gang make me laugh. But these guys were super nice and started posing for me. They are out of Stockton and somehow they managed to get me to contribute 25 bucks to their churchy biker gang. And I'm the deepest atheist you will ever meet. I'm not one of those "I'm going to convert you" type atheists - but I'm definitely the "you aren't converting me" type.

When I got back to Mr S. he said - man I want to see the pitch they gave you. And he said my heart grew three sizes larger. But mostly he wondered what on earth these people could have said for me to give them any money at all.


  1. Capital of Texas RefugeeSunday, April 29, 2018 7:35:00 PM

    I rolled through Sturgis once when the bikers were starting to come into town for their yearly gathering and saw several trailers that advertised evangelical groups for bikers ...

    So, yeah, it's a fairly common thing.

  2. Sooooooo.... what is their preferred method of recruitment? They roll up beside you on the freeway and ask if you want to have a deep discussion about God? I mean, usually people just knock on the door at 9 in the morning on Saturdays to give me pamphlets.

  3. Capital of Texas RefugeeTuesday, May 01, 2018 11:38:00 AM

    They usually don't get very far with me, actually.

    If they're the kind that are going to threaten me with Christian Hell, I'll describe what Buddhist Hell is like, and invite them to explore it.


    "This could be your lucky day ... in hell!"

    For what it's worth, the shopping mall off Rochor Road downtown in Singapore next to the Bras Basah/Bugis MRT station is more fun, although it's perhaps a vision of a full-blown Consumerist Hell instead.

    Still, I love Haw Par Villa for the full Buddhist Hell Cheese Fest that it is.

    My family produced a few Crazy Evangelical Christian types, so Bikers for Jesus barely shows up on my radar aside from noticing whether they have sufficient numbers to be annoying ...

    You haven't experienced this sort of thing up close and personal in a truly weird way until you get roped into a conversation with someone like Jerry Falwell.

    I didn't stick around Sturgis to find out what they were doing or how they were doing it -- I was on my way to see some friends in Madison, Wisconsin, and I'd only stopped for fuel for the guzzler I owned back then as well as some food ...

  4. See... I don't get roped into those conversations because I just don't care. When you see a family member have a heart attack and die at age seven your path becomes set one way or the other. I mean, that wasn't the only thing - but when I think back I think that was the day I probably became an atheist. All the other stuff just confirmed it for me.

    I've experienced a bunch of those people and I don't care a single bit to debate with them. I'm not hostile to religion I just don't even bother learning the rules for the religions because no one seems to actually believe int he stuff they say they believe in. It's just easier to figure out what each individual believes and take that with a grain of salt.

    But those guys were not pushy at all which is probably how they got my money. I kinda want it back now. But I did it for the "kids".

  5. P.S. I once dated a quaker - so I got that joke you made a whole back.

  6. Capital of Texas RefugeeTuesday, May 01, 2018 11:28:00 PM

    And I didn't even notice the Lotus Seven in yellow at first, it's a really old one, almost sixty years old now ...

    They've had something done to the main hood section that I haven't seen before on one that old, but in essence you got to see what I was talking about up close and personal.

  7. Are you fond of riding a motorcycle in the rain? You see that getup that guy is wearing... right?

  8. Capital of Texas RefugeeThursday, May 03, 2018 9:32:00 PM

    That looks like a 1962 model or possibly even earlier, and it was definitely a vehicle for Hardy Country English People who wear Wellies.

    "But I got better!" -- Monty Python.

    Did I mention that the "S-Pack" on the 270 SV has full windscreen coverage?

    Also, did I mention that the plan is to drive this sort of thing in a wonderfully bright and sunny place?

    But that could be me though ... I have that actual hat, and yes, I bought it in Hardy Country where English People wear Wellies. Unlike him, I do not own the yellow rain gear because I am not a bath tub duck. :-)