Monthly Archives: January 2009
Everything here is still very tentative. The general plan is to extract all the motorcycle-related content from JohnBedard.com and insert it here to get things going. The theme from that site will also be migrated and updated for use here. I’m still debating whether I want to continue using Picasa for photos or install my own gallery software.
I’ve successfully moved my Wiki content from the johnbedard.com domain to this one. I never got around to adding a custom design to the old wiki, but I’ll have to get after that once Friarsride.com is all set up.
Why bubble? Well, first the news (AP):
NEW YORK (AP) — Harley-Davidson Inc. said Friday it will cut 1,100 jobs over two years, close some facilities and consolidate others as it grapples with a slowdown in motorcycle sales.
The Milwaukee-based company also reported its fourth-quarter profit fell nearly 60 percent, and said it is slashing motorcycle shipments in 2009 to cope with reduced demand.
The iconic motorcycle maker said it will consolidate two engine and transmission plants in Milwaukee into its facility in Menomonee Falls, Wis. It will shrink its paint and frame operations in its York, Pa., plant and close its distribution facility in Franklin, Wis., whose duties will be handled by a third party.
Where have I been on my motorcycle? Well besides British Columbia…
As you can see I have many more states to visit.
UPDATE (7/25/2011): I haven’t been to any additional states. Technically I’ve been in Alberta, Canada as well.