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Yes, I have been AWOL. Away WithOut Leave. That’s a military status and I am not in the military anymore but it succinctly defines my status nonetheless.

Slablog is still up and running but we haven’t done any interviews or posted anything in quite a while. It’s mainly because my stomach hurts! Yes, my health downturn has taken a toll on my excitement for Slablog…or podcasting these last few weeks.

I attended an annual Hungry Mother get together in Virginia on August 21, 22 and was having intestinal issues then but recuperated somewhat only to come down with a sinus and gut infection that caused me to think I had Covid 19. I didn’t eat anything but liquids for about 2 weeks and lost some 20 pounds. Once I consulted a doctor back home in Alabama he ordered a big dose of broad spectrum antibiotics, a week of steroids and a Covid test. The test came back negative, but my stomach still aches. Fast forward a bit to today and I am taking some pro/prebiotics to give me back some good bacteria in my gut biome. At least I am back to eating somewhat normal. When I was the sickest, normal food smelled and tasted wretched! I recall distinctly peanut butter smelled like dirty socks!


I haven’t given up on Slablog. If I had, this web site and my podcast host would have been canceled…fired…gone by now. It doesn’t cost that much to hold onto them, and I had a lot of fun doing it when I felt good…so I will try to continue one day soon.

If you read this, just put this web site as a favorite and depending on your browser settings, you may be notified of new content. Don’t go to Facebook! I’m leaving Facebook and Twitter as a place to profile Slablog so you have to just return here and check.

The format for the Podcast will probably be a little different, but I want to continue talking to and recording conversations with fellow motorcyclists and enthusiasts. I just enjoy that. If I ever get back out on the road touring around the country, I’ll carry my portable recorder and get as many conversations with random people that I can.

In the meantime, send me a word of encouragement or suggestions…or even let me know if you’d like to be on the Podcast. I would literally be ecstatic to interview just about anybody!

That’s about it for now. Keep the rubber side down and stay between the lines!

Episode 12 – The Old School Bus Route

Our three hosts conspire with their other siblings to take a diversion from the normal motorcycling theme, and ride together along the old school bus route from about 1951 through 1965.

Episode 11 – Ian Scobie Chat

Ian Scobie, a very likable bloke from the UK, chats with us about his motorcycling habit and life during the pandemic of 2020.

Episode 7 – Glenn, The North Country Adventurer

Glenn joins us from Cullman and talks about his adventures in north Alabama

Episode 5 – Where Do We Stand

The three hosts put their heads together to discuss and solve some growing issues with the podcast development.

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Moving Along


My two compadres and I are busy lately trying to get everything working like its supposed to for the Slablog Podcast and Blog. I launched a Slablog specific web page…here…just to accommodate the associated Podcast. Making the web site work seamlessly with LibSyn, our podcast host, is a chore for me working out all the kinks and making the feed compliant with iTunes is time consuming. Then on top of that, we have to get our recording studio devices like microphones, software, and computers to cooperate as well in order to create a good audio recording. That part of it is also evolving as we go. More and better equipment will soon be coming our way in the form of two nice mics and stands which are being donated to the cause.

Once all that is ironed out and we have a good recording environment equipped with adequate tools and software, we have to continue to figure out where we can find guests for the show, then create some meaningful and/or comedic value for our listeners. It is a fun project, but in order to be able to keep going and justify the expenses incurred we have to have good enough content to build a listener/subscriber base. That doesn’t happen overnight.

So keep checking in here at Slablog.net for the latest. If you go to iTunes Podcasts you can search for Slablog then “Subscribe” to the show. That way each new episode will automatically download to your device.

The Rebirth of Slablog

About 10 or 12 years ago I started writing a journal, or blog, of sorts based on my motorcycle travels and experiences. It contained all sorts of stories and photos from my various adventures riding and working on my bike and others’ machines and it kept me busy relating my hobby to the world. I slowly moved away from doing so many posts there and have given it up a couple of times, only to start back up and revive the old Slablog sense of biking adventures as best I could.

I don’t ride much these days. Not near as much as I did back between 2003 and 2012. My first BMW took me over 80,000 wonderful miles and after trading it for a smaller BMW twin cylinder I just never got that thrill back. I did continue to tour and ride but these last couple of years since moving to the flat lands of south Alabama, I just don’t ride very much. I turned 70 years old a few days ago and I have to admit that has something to do with the waning thrill of riding.

I continued Slablogging for as long as I could come up with somewhat interesting content, but eventually lost interest altogether in blogging and shut down the Slablog web site, but started another one for my art work. I call it philalbrittongraphics.com. Then I got another idea!

A few years ago my two older brothers had a small local radio show here in our small town and became quite popular with the local people with their discussions, interviews and comic banter back and forth. They did this 5 mornings a week for quite some time and then had to abandon it when the radio station changed ownership and fired them. My current Slablog idea involves using their personalities to take up where they left off but doing it a little different. We will be producing podcasts and the theme will be about motorcycling and motorcycles. They don’t really know much about motorcycling, but I think their ability to discuss, interview, tell stories and joke around in general will keep the production lively. My job is to line up people to talk to in order to create some good content, and do the “backend” internet/computer stuff to keep it going. Bookmark this site and check in occasionally to see what we’re up to. I don’t think it will be boring.