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The time has come… 9/28/2007

..the walrus said, to talk of many things,

of shoes, and ships, and sealing wax,

of cabbages and kings;

And why the sea is boiling hot;

And whether pigs have wings.

From when I started blogging in 2004, to what is currently Hunting the Snark, I have had fun. This blog was sometimes an escape, a place to vent, to put down my memories and stories and experience. To say this blog changed my life would be putting it mildly. But, alas, all things must come to an end, much as we may wish otherwise.

I have stopped and started in here a few times. I left it quiet for some weeks on a couple of intervals. And more and more I have found that I no longer have the time, energy or inclination to maintain this blog. This may change in the future. I may come back, with a motorcycle post or two, or something funny I may have heard or remembered. There are no guarantees on that. But the likelihood of there being regular updates in here would be probably less than zero. I’ll keep the space going, as much as for the record as anything else.

I made some friends through this blog, met many interesting people, both online and in real life. For those who came along for the ride, I thank you. Some others were people I perhaps wished I hadn’t met, but on the whole, it’s mostly been good. I’ve always felt that you can learn something from everyone, even if it’s how not to do something.

Motorcycles will still be a part of me, but my active participation in motorcycle forums will be no more. More time riding and less time talking, would probably be the best way to put it. If anyone feels the need to speak to me on a personal basis, you can send e-mail to desmosedici (at) gmail (dot) com.

As I take my leave of this place, I wish all of you happy trails and safe journeys, and that you may always get what you wish for. Be careful though, because sometimes, you just may get it.


1. oyster - 9/28/2007

Happy trails mate, I have enjoyed your blog for longer than I can remember. I have been entranced by some of your stories of ‘things that didn’t happen’… and amazed at how you found the time to post as much as you have done in the past.

I hope you will find some time in the future to add to your blog.. but will understand if you don’t.


2. gfri - 9/28/2007

Chotto matte kudasai… pls excuse me while i cry…..
Will miss you …

3. Jas - 9/28/2007

Stay cool..u’ll be missed xoxo

4. HORNY ANG MOH - 9/28/2007

So sad! Anyway I wish u all the best & from time to time I will poke in here just in case u do post up somethings!

5. kimberlycun - 9/28/2007

all the best man. i know where u live it’s fine.

6. Grant S. - 9/28/2007

(Did my previous comment get deleted?!)
Anyway, to summarise, see you on the road, mate. :)

7. ShaolinTiger - 9/28/2007

Sad news, but we’ll live.

Who’s gonna set up a girl friday blog for us to ogle at?

8. cmos - 9/28/2007

The journey was fun while it lasted. Wishing you all the best Snark. Take care… ;)

9. rkaru - 9/28/2007

“Happy trails… to you, until we meet again…”, sang Van Halen.

I can’t sing for nuts, so I’ll just say, it’s been fun. Take care, bro.

ps. If I hold Raya open house this year, would you come?

10. chewy - 9/28/2007

You were a good thing in my life, and I am sad to see you go. For your help in some of the bad times, even if you didn’t know you helped, thank you. I shall miss you greatly (O.K., and maybe a girl friday, too). I have enjoyed dreams of exotic places,, rides, and bikes.
Be happy, enjoy what life has to offer.

11. Dr. Tan - 9/29/2007

Sadness pulak.

Take care man.

12. Big Ben - 9/29/2007

I’ve really enjoyed reading over the years. Thanks for all the great posts.

13. ziniac - 9/29/2007

I’ll always remember my first ever mentor, even though I’ve never met you in person. You gave me something solid to hold on to, when all else seemed to push me away.

Above all, you gave me a guideline I can follow, and God’s willing, will follow.

Take care bro, ride safely. Perhaps, one day, I’ll join you with my own bike.

Hope to meet you one day. Happy riding.

14. Kee Leong - 9/29/2007

oooi.. just the hang of the snark and now no more?

15. Howie - 9/29/2007

same here… just found your blogs n really enjoyed it n now? anyways, I really enjoyed reading your blogs n it helped me one way or another… thanks and take care…

16. NSDS3HvLDjJd - 9/30/2007

Ride on, Snark, ride on.

17. KY - 10/1/2007


18. killermk (mattus) - 10/3/2007

This ride has reached its’ destination, huh? Good luck in your endeavours, and if you’re in Perth for a ride, let me know.

Cheers Snark,


19. irondad - 10/3/2007

More riding and less talking? Dang, now you got me thinking! Take care, Snark.

20. dsaint - 10/8/2007

oi… where can leave like that? who says u can? no permission granted also. which fat lady sang? i haven’t even got my mito yet.

21. Beaker - 10/9/2007

Mate, we’ll be waiting for ya!

22. BikerDan, from TheBikerWeb.com - 10/13/2007

Take care, Man.

It’s always a sad day when a biker blogger hangs it up.

I’ll do a classy Girl Friday on my Biker Blog next week in your honor!