About BHD

I am an average middle-aged biker who lives with his spouse in the greater suburban sprawl of the Maryland suburbs north and west of Washington, DC, USA.

Busy Boots

Loyal readers, I am busier than ever; three meetings each night after work this week (all attended in leather jeans by-the-way), as well as reaching a “zenith of busy” at work. January is a busy-busy month. I cannot say exactly why, but trust me, I barely have time to change boots. It’s so busy-bad that my boots…
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Sheplers Is At It Again

For a long period during 2017, it seems like the western wear store Sheplers dropped out of sight. I say that because I stopped receiving almost daily emails claiming “best boot prices of the year” (almost every day) and “20% off entire site!” and “25% off entire site!” and “You’re a VIP… click here for your gift” … then the “gift” was “20% off!”

But Shelpers went silent for about six months between May and November. Why? read on…
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Resolving

At the start of a new year, one hears a lot about making New Years Resolutions. I do not give credence to making statements on future goals and self-promises that frequently do not get fulfilled.

However, I have faithful and steady self-promises that I will continue to do, “resolutions” notwithstanding….
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2017 In Review (Part 2)

The second half of 2017 was far better for me than the first half. It began with the most adventuresome and fun motorcycle ride I have ever done in my life. I called it my “Crazy Awesome Motorcycle Adventure.” But there were other highlights, as well as lowlights during the second half of the year. Read on for the recap…
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Christmas Surprises

Things are going “as expected” here at the mother-in-law’s dark and dreary house. When we awoke on Christmas morning, we were presented with a peaceful blanket of fresh fallen snow. This was not a surprise since the forecast five days ago was spot-on, but it was a delight to see.

After preparing breakfast for The Spouse and his Mom, I pulled on my warm, insulated, waterproof Chippewa Loggers and dispatched the snow from the walks in just a few minutes.

After I came back inside and had some hot chocolate while MIL slept through more Hallmark Christmas movies, I checked my email. I was surprised to find…
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Gifts of My Life

Christmas is a time when children look for Santa Claus to bring them gifts of toys and bicycles and techie stuff.

Adults get into it, too. With all the commercials on television with yuppies giving themselves Lexi (that is the plural of Lexus, right?), Mercedes(es), or whatever the pricey ride du jour may be, my spouse and I look at each other and …
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