Posts Tagged 'motorcycles'

Get on Your Bike and Ride

traveling afar
ready to ride
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Some days I want to get in my car and drive and drive and drive – just leave everything and everyone behind me. That’s not always very practical, however. Gas costs a lot, time constraints, guilt, you know – the regular mish-mash of mature reality. But I don’t have to be mature or sensible in SL. In Secondlife, I can ditch some of the constraints that I’m forced to acknowledge in my corporeal existence. Tonight, feeling a bit frustrated in several directions, I needed to ride. Thank you black-Kat Choppers for my Grifter Bike. 🙂

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heading into the sunset
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I came inworld and changed quickly into appropriate attire. It was a gorgeous day today – nearly perfect weather. I really wanted to just wear jeans and a tank top but I knew the wind would sting. So jeans and my leather jacket, leather boots. and some glasses to protect my eyes. Tie my hair back, (don’t need no stinkin’ helmet in SL), a pair of gloves and I was ready to ride.

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Museum of Fine Art
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I live near Rt. 12 – an easy hop over to the road. It took me a bit to remember the controls. Always helps to read the directions. 🙂 And I was off….. Ahhhhhhhhh……. Feel that motor purr……..

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yes it's ann marie oleander
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Of course, no SL road is complete without one of Ann Marie Oleandar’s vehicles on the road. HAH!!! I had to return a crashed tank that was resting on my land, but I left THIS particular tank waaaaaaay behind. Eat my dust!!!! Or smoke, as the case may be.

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road needs pruningI have to say that sim crossings have gotten MUCH better. Yes, I vanished through the road, or careened madly about in the air, but I always found myself righted and ready to ride on. And ride on I did. On and on and on and on. Lalo and I had driven quite aways along Rt 12, but we never made it as far as I went tonight.

curious and curioser.

Tonight I went to the end of the road and back. 🙂 Without any elves or goblins or hobbits. The road gets a bit bumpy there at the end, and there is a lot of low-hanging foliage. But there are some beautiful sights. There is even a visitors’ center. I may have to head on back there some time and check it out.

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to boldly go
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The chopper did the trick. I had the purr of the engine, the sights of the scenery, the adventure to the end of the road. The frustrating situations are still there, I’m sure, but at least I escaped them for a bit and feel as though I’ve left them far far behind.

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sunset

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As Scarlett would say, tomorrow is another day. Bring it on.
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Cobra Sims

Thanks to guest blogger Oura Scribe!

Who knew I could get into trouble building? Giggles, well not really trouble.

I’m minding my own business, building away, frustrated at sculpty stairs. I decided to put a question out on Builders Brewery Group Chat. A very smart and helpful group of people, I might add. Davido Chrome IM’d back and offered a tp. After falling off his mountain and getting lost in the observatory (great build), I finally found the balcony where he was hiding. David (I understand it is ok to drop the ‘o’), walked through several sets of sculpty stairs with me. We talked about spirals and ladders. Basically I think the proportions of what I am trying to do are out of whack. That is the technical term, I assure you. 🙂 I have yet to build the stairs because I got seriously sidetracked. But when I do get back to them, I am quite certain I will be much closer to having a set I can actually walk on.

The subject of sculpties led to sculpt studio and blender and then to a wonderfully unique parking spot that was made with Blender. David created a ‘hang over the cliff’ spot for bikes to park in. At first glance this collection of rough wooden boards did not look sturdy enough to hold the sign, but it indeed held a bike. I had not realized it, but I was on the Cobra sims, a collection of sims built with bikers in mind. What a treat! I did notice the tag “Sidewinder” but hadn’t given it too much thought. Tags can mean just about anything. At this point David rezzed a nice purple and gold bike to show me how well the parking spot works. He offered me a ride. In real life I cannot pass up a ride on the back of a bike. I guess I am the same in second life. Of course I tried to sit in the driver’s seat and was informed promptly that it was locked. Hmmph!!! He said try the back. 🙂 I hoped on and off we went. The trails winding down the mountain from the observatory were steep and narrow. David maneuvered them perfectly. I was very impressed. We went on tracks and over bridges, in tunnels, and even in an underwater maze.

The Cobra sims are 12 in total. There are off-road tracks, paved roads and natural beaches. I saw many shops, chalets, boats, and a great bike store. I am told (by good authority) that Bud is the man to see. He is very nice and has a great selection. There were lots of friendly people about and some very interesting avatars to boot.

It was a delightful ride, and I hated for it to end. I really do think I could have ridden all afternoon. Such a comfortable bike and I loved that I wasn’t fighting the sim crossings. Davido did a great job and I would recommend him for a tour anytime (although I do not know if he is officially a tour guide and I must warn you – I think he drives with no hands *laugh*).

Just goes to show you – that even when we try to concentrate and build and be ‘good’, we often get to wander (and wonder) off to another part of the world and experience all the best that SL has to offer.

Thank you, Davido, for a wonderful afternoon surprise!

If you get time, check out Cobra Sims!

– Oura Scribe

And thank YOU, Oura, for helping me out today with a guest post! 🙂


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