A January Ride on the Can-Am Spyder!

1 month ago
A January Ride on the Can-Am Spyder! My 2017 Can-Am Spyder RTL on January 20, 2021 Bryan Ruby Sun, 01/24/2021 - 13:23

As I write this blog entry, I just completed shoveling a couple inches of snow from my driveway. The streets and the lawns are covered with a new fresh layer of white snow from our latest winter storm. Earlier last week, knowing that new snow and colder temperatures were fast approaching, I decided to take my Can-Am Spyder for a spin on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2021. The trip was short with only 18 miles for the round trip to and from work but I was all smiles the entire time I rode my three-wheeler.

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Bryan Ruby

2021 Begins with an Interview

1 month 3 weeks ago
2021 Begins with an Interview Snapshot of page from Dakota News Now Bryan Ruby Sat, 01/02/2021 - 13:48

So my 15 minutes of fame for 2021 has already happened. I was interviewed by Dakota News Now at the end of 2020 which aired on KSFY and KDLT the first day of this year.

My son asked me why the local news was doing the interview. The short answer, I'm getting old.

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Bryan Ruby

My Three Minute Cat Video

1 month 3 weeks ago
My Three Minute Cat Video Maya the cat sitting at the bar Bryan Ruby Mon, 12/28/2020 - 15:35

Out of boredom, I decided to post this video of our cat Maya.

For whatever reason, our cat prefers to watch people in the kitchen from the bar stool with paws over the counter. If she had a beer in hand I'd call her Norm (from Cheers).

So without any additional introduction, here is a video to enjoy or waste three minutes of your time.

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Bryan Ruby

Battery Excerpts: Review of Ford Hybrid F-150 PowerBoost

3 months ago
Although not fully electric, the Roadshow recently took a test drive and reviewed Ford’s new hybrid half-ton pickup, the 2021 Ford F-150 Powerboost. The author, Chris Paukert, writes: I’ve got exactly zero empirical evidence to back this up, but if I had to guess which new-vehicle buyers are the most inherently against vehicle electrification, I’d … Continue reading Battery Excerpts: Review of Ford Hybrid F-150 PowerBoost

Are my vinyl records worth millions?

3 months 1 week ago
Are my vinyl records worth millions? Records from my Vinyl Collection Bryan Ruby Sat, 11/14/2020 - 11:00

The value of vinyl records is still determined by whether you enjoy listening to the music or not. You're not going to get rich from your collection...and that's alright.

From the article, "How Much Are Your Old Vinyl LPs Worth?":

We've all heard stories of rare vinyl selling for thousands of dollars, but does the average music collector have gold buried beneath their record sleeves?

The answer is no.

While some vinyl records may indeed be more valuable than the plastic they're pressed on, Doug Allen, the owner of one of the largest vinyl records stores in the world, Bananas Records in Saint Petersburg, Florida, tells The Penny Hoarder that LPs aren't really comparable to other big-business collectibles, like stamps or coins.

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Bryan Ruby