Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Not me!

Last night I was reading the current post on Troubadour's blog. There was a write-up and some photos celebrating the arrival of his and Trobairitz' new neice, Baby Faith. Nestled among the pictures and text was this little gem.

What is it with motorcycle blogs turning into photo blogs, turning into baby picture blogs? It seems I am following a certain blogging mentor.

While the birth of Baby Faith is a joyful and sacred event, and I wish the utmost happiness, peace, and love to the family, I do want to clarify one little thing in regards to my blog.

I just want to go on record to say that I would never let myself go down this road. This is first and foremost a motorcycle blog. You will only see motorcycle content. You will never see photos like this one here.

You may see photos of motorcycles, motorcycle riders, or examples of hazardous traffic situations. You may even see other pictures that may not exactly apply to a bike but do an effective job of illustrating whatever words of riding wisdom I am dispensing. Which is to say you will never see photos like this other one, either.

You may see other motorcycle blogs turn into photo blogs and then into baby picture blogs. That will never happen here. No, Sir! Not me!

Thank you for this opportunity to set the record straight.

Miles and smiles,



Richard Machida said...

You managed to get "BMW" into one of the pictures. Looks like motorcycle content to me...

irondad said...


You get the astute observer award. I wondered if anybody would notice. Nicely done.

Take care,


Charlie6 said...

you're a good grandad....sneaky, but good.

Chuck Pefley said...

Uh-oh! Trouble is a brewing, me thinks! A caution to the both of you ... never say never -:))

As for me, I say rules are made for breaking ... and that's my story, gramps -:)

bobskoot said...


You may look tough, and talk tough, but inside you are a most gentle and caring person with a great sense of humo(u)r

Between photography and baby pictures there's no time to ride

bobskoot: wet coast scootin

Mike said...

Nicely done Dan. I tuned in late - Richard beat me to it on the fact that Katie is wearing a BMW shirt. Does she know they sound like a tractor at low rpm? :)

Anonymous said...

Bikers are getting soft these day hey?
peace to your whole (growing) family ;-)

Steve Williams said...

The decline is slow at first but then it picks up speed. Baby pictures are just a sign post on the way to blog oblivion....

And you used to have such fine wisdom of the nature of riding. It's sad to see you dissolve into pappy.

Nice photos. Have you picked out her first bike yet?

Congratulations again!

Steve Williams
Scooter in the Sticks

Dave said...
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Dave said...

You may see other motorcycle blogs turn into photo blogs and then into baby picture blogs. That will never happen here. No, Sir! Not me!)

Glad to hear that Dan

Then we wont’ have to come up with captions like Grand Dad took his helmet off in the house!

Or what do you mean they don’t make riding leathers my size.

Not that any one here would do any thing like that ; ) : )

Old F

Jack Riepe said...

Dear IronDad:

There is nothing like Grand Kids... You get to play with 'em... Spoil 'em... And make 'em laugh. When all is said and done, you get a good night's sleep too.

Keep fresh batteries in the camera.

Fondest regards,
Jack • reep • Toad

Anonymous said...


I knew as soon as you purchased the D40, then on collective advice a longer lense and now a smaller pocket camera your life would change.
So how is the grandchild?
So how is Grandfather?
The blog is yours and what goes in. is your doing.
We will understand!

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Krysta in MKE said...

OK, maybe I can get it right this time!

There's traffic on the baby's shirt. Doesn't that count for anything? And look at how crazily it's going every which way!

"Does she know [BMWs] sound like a tractor at low rpm?"

That's only the good old Airheads. The newer oilheads purr like a big cat. (Our garage goes both ways.)

Sojourner rides said...

You're going to need to get real creative to think of more ways to slip in pictures of that adorable baby. I say just give in...that's the kind of baby's face that makes us adults cooing saps. We need that now and again. Too cute!