Tom Zimmer
Monday, November 28, 2005
  Short clips of Chi, a biker friend that passed away last year

Here are two short videos of Chi, taken a couple of years ago. The first is "Chi Be Positive", and the second is "Chi Dancing". Chi was a pretty neat guy, he had his problems like we all do, but he was a very interesting person to know.
  Debbie & Pam ride the roller coaster at California Venture in Disneyland

The title pretty much says it all. This is a one minute video and if you blow it up to full screen, it is pretty exciting, though it will be blocky as well.
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
  Debbie doesn't like to have her picture taken

Debbie is one of my favorite subjects, but she is shy. Now you might not think that from these pictures, but she is. She doesn't like to have the world focusing on her, and so I have labeled these appropriately. Click on a picture for a larger view.

We are playing the "popup game", where I try to take her picture while she pops up for a short time from behind the motorcycle seat.

Here she is just trying to get away from me, and just couldn't quite seem to do it. She started laughing.

She was getting tired of the game, so she stuck her tongue out at me. That's my Debbie.

This is the traditional "deer in the headlights" photo.

And of course a repeat of the previous posts "look I have dirty hands" picture.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
  Debbie Helps Ken with an Oil Change

Went out to Liberty Hill Motorcycles Saturday to visit Ken, and Debbie got to get her hands dirty helping Him do a service on a Sportster. To watch the video, Click HERE. The video is actually of Ken checking and adjusting the Primary chain tention.

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Then we went out to Tina & Lisa's house to see the new garage they are building. The building is up, and it is rugged indeed. All welded construction with 2 inch square framing members, all wleded to steel embedded into the concrete slab. John is helping with the electrical. To watch the video, Click HERE

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After you watch the videos, you will realize my video technique will never win me any awards, but I do have fun taking them.
Friday, November 18, 2005
  My Favorite Video of Debbie Parking Her '91 FXRP

I don't know what it is about this video, but it is one of my favorite videos of Debbie. It is only about 45 seconds long, but it so clearly shows her energy and love for motorcycling. what else can I say? Click the title to see the video, or CLICK HERE. You need Flash to view it.
Thursday, November 17, 2005
  More on the Texas FallOut Rally

This year, True Few President Casey (he is also UCOA chairman), Bandido OneWire (President of the J. W. Rock Foundation), and BAM BAM (VP of True Few) were interviewed by FOX news Wednesday morning at 6:45 AM. I recorded it and made a video, but I wasn't given permission to put the video on the web, so I can't show it to you. The good news though, is that I got video of some of the events at the rally and I have put that up on Here are the links for the videos I took at the rally;

Loud Yelling Contest, you can guess what that was about.

Miss UCOA Dressing, more harmless than you might think, the ladies had to put on chaps, leather jacket and helmets, then mount their horse which was a wooden sawhorse.

And finally, Barrel Racing, where you had to ride your bike in a figure eight patern around barrels as fast as you can and get back to the starting line.

They were all fun to watch. The audio on the Barrel Racing video is not good, my camera has too much sensitivity on the audio, and gets easily overloaded, so it's pretty garbled.

For those of you that can't view the videos, here is a sampling of photos from the FallOut 2005.

Here, Debbie is posing beside our camp site. We are camped behind the ghost town, and notice that there isn't much around. That's because there was only one other tent out there that weekend. Everyone else either camped in a building, or went home in the evening.

Here we have the beginning of a slow race.

Jay and Kelly playing the ball drop game.

Jay racing around a cone, as fast as he can. Harleys don't turn that well, especially on dirt.

Me out in front of the men's out house.

The food was great!

The dressing contest was lots of fun.

And the yelling contest was LOUD!
  The President's Points

Debbie and I went to the Texas FallOut Rally Saturday put on by True Few MC as a fund raiser for the J. W. Rock foundation that raises money to buy food baskets for needy families at Christmas each year. Anyway, we all had a pretty good time, especially in the games. There was the slow race naturally, a Loud Yelling Contest, you can guess what that was about, a Miss UCOA contest that in part consisted the ladies racing to put on chaps, leather jacket and helmets, then mount their horse which was a wooden sawhorse. And finally, Barrel Racing, where you had to ride your bike in a figure eight pattern around barrels as fast as you can and get back to the starting line. There was lots of camping space available, but very few of us took advantage of it. I only counted two tents up and one flat on the ground, counting ours. I am sure there were others camping in the town buildings, but I guess, since J. Lorraine is so close to town that most people just went home late Saturday evening. Hopefully lots of money was raised to buy food baskets. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and have a Blessed Christmas.

Tom Zimmer
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
  I Started a new blog today on Digital Cameras.

I have had friends tell me that I should get a job helping people pick out cameras, since I spend so much time looking at and buying cameras. I guess it is a wastefull hobby, but I just keep looking for the perfect camera. I haven't found it yet, and I probably won't for a while. In the mean time, I have started a blog to share my experiences with the low cost digital video cameras I have acquired. Click the title to go over and take a look.

PS: I added an overview of what I am looking for in a digital camera today.
Sunday, November 06, 2005
  Slide Show Video of the building of Our New Deck

Don & Susan built us a new deck a few weeks ago. Debbie took some pictures while it was being built, but I forgot to load the pictures from her camera into the computer. When I remembered, and loaded them in, I realized they would make a good slide show. So here below is the video I made of the building of our new deck, but first the picture to the right was too good to miss. Click for larger image.

By the way, the accompanying soloist is Chip our son, when he was about 6 years old. He is now 30. Sorry chip, but it is a very cute song.

Love Dad.

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I am a Christian, Debbie is my wonderful wife. She is also a Christian, and my perfect helpmate. I have two adult children Pam & Chip, I have four wonderful grandchildren, granddaughters Chloe & Claire, and grandsons Ezra and Corbin. I am a Biker, I ride a 1999 Harley Davidson Road King, I am a member of the New Life Riders (Austin, TX) chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), I am Chaplain of the United Clubs Of Austin (UCOA), I am the Author or Co-Author of several Forth computer language development systems including VIC-Forth, ColorForth (for the Radio Shack Color Computer), 64Forth (for the Commodore 64), F-PC (for DOS), Win32Forth (for Windows) and TCOM (a native DOS compiler), I am a Software Engineer for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Austin, TX, where I develop Windows C# applications for analytical instrument data processing and reporting.

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