Why I Ride Motorcycles | plus My Picture Timeline Experiences Thus Far

I think when it comes to riding a motorcycle, you either loved it or hated it.  If you have tried, you quickly learned to deal with an army of naysayers, bad drivers and road conditions, so best learn to love riding quickly. And in this hobby, there is no room for error. After all, “motorcycling is not, of itself, inherently dangerous. It is, however, extremely unforgiving of inattention, ignorance, incompetence, or stupidity.”

Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.” Motorcylce Ignorance or stupidty quote

When I was 25, I got the bug to ride. It would be a lie to say that my father was not a large factor, but in the end it was my decision to start. Among many reasons, I heard a quote that inspired me; and while I don’t quite remember that quote word for word, it went something like this: “Am I afraid of dying on a motorcycle, well, in the end, I am more afraid of not truly living.”

They say, “Four wheels moves the body, two wheels moves the soul.”

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Real Advice About Improving Your Businesses Web Presence

Over the past many years I have written thoughts about so many topics. This blog started as a college blog for social media and digital marketing and then added some of the web’s best financial articles and information.

Recently, making my Tennessee based internet marketing business Titan Web Marketing Solutions thrive has been top priority. I’m proud to say that we are now working with some powerful businesses and have tackled some real challenges in web design, search engine optimization,  graphic design and social media.

This blog is about some of the critical areas of knowledge I have learned in developing a businesses local web presence. 

Please note* “NY Pie” in Nashville, TN was used for specific examples because the owners Greg and Jessica are wonderful people and were great to work with last year.

As of the end of 2012, the business of helping market businesses on the web has boomed. It is so very important to get your business on the web. At the least, it is important to understand where your business is on the web and what, if any, feedback people have provided about your business. And while this guide does not do everything, it will sure help you get started on the right path!

 

The following is a step by step guide to exactly what any business owner needs to do to start their web presence.

 

  • Step number 1   |   Build a Local Web Presence

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Thoughts on Playing an Instrument

Many of you do not know that I am a percussionist, also known as a drummer. But I don’t really need a drum set to create a musical beat. I don’t really need anything other than my voice, aka beat boxing. As John Lennon once said, “I’m an artist, give me a Tuba, I’ll get you something out of it.” Now I am no John Lennon, but what he said should forever ring true.

“A musician does not just play an instrument, he manipulates the frequency of energy waves, developed within the human mind a power to create sound the universe has never heard. It is a magical expression of self.” Adam Faragalli

D Drum Green 5 Piece Set
Remo Heads
D Drum Green 5 Set Image
D Drum Green 5 Set Image

My goal for this post is to encourage you to think creatively through music. Understand, learning an instrument is no easy feat, achieved by few individuals. Think about it, how many people do you know that call themselves musicans? I am not talking about someone who took piano lessons for two years, or guitar lessons in the six grade. I’m talking about individuals who have spent years mastering their own musical brand.

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Republic of Moldova & Camp Delet: A Personal Time-Stamped Journey

July 2nd. 8:00 p.m.

Thoughts on our recent arrival in Chisinau, Moldova.

First Look, Airport at Chisinau
Moldova Countryside
Chisinau Apartments

This is a story about cultural differences between people of The Republic of Moldova and the Americans. Two different cultures, one collective in nature, one individualistic. Two ways of life, one is about survival, another about prosperity.

Yet, the power of the human condition has proven to conquer all. Friendships have evolved, bonds created and memories made; a lasting mark on myself, the American team and the Moldovan people of Belsty that will last a lifetime.

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Owners Review 2008 Lexus LS 460

The last time I wrote a review about a car was back in 2012. It was my black on black 2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T. In most ways, that was a very good car. But I grew bored of it, mostly the lack of steering feel. Great power, looks and value, but not a drivers car. What was a drivers car, was the Honda s2000 that I bought after selling the Sonata.

Adams black Sonata 2.0t
Adams black Sonata 2.0t

The Honda s2000 will always have a special place in my heart. And since writing this, I had to sell it to get the Lexus. But fear not, I have plans to purchase another one, one that someone poured a good $15,000 into to unlock that cars full race potential.

2005 Honda S2000 Silverline
2005 Honda S2000 Silverline
2005 Honda S2000 Silverline
2005 Honda S2000 Silverline

So now I own a 2008 Lexus 460LS. Its black on tan, and has 80,450 miles. It is in very good condition. Well, take a look.

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This car is very, very good. In fact, I am really struggling to find a fault. You see, I wanted a luxury car that had some style, but was also reliable. I read into Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Porsche and Infinity. I really liked the Mercedes CLS500, and the E39/E40 BMW M5. But, unfortunately, they both require at times major maintenance as they age, and apart from some exceptions like the E39 BMW, they don’t hold their value. A good 15-20% less then a comparable year and model Lexus.

So once I settled on Lexus I started looking. It was between the IS350 and the LS 460. But once I found a local LS460 car available that was in good shape and had low mileage, I really started to dig into the car. From the YouTube videos to the other car reviews, everyone said positive things. And they are holding their value.

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I have put about 1,000 miles on the car now and I have to say it is very smooth, quiet, and one comfortable car. Its also very fast, and believe it or not, it would destroy my S2000 in 0 to 60 times and highway runs. Also most surprising, considering the 8 cylinders making 390 pounds of torque, and 340 horses, I am getting 24 miles to the gallon.

The remarkable reason that it can get that kind of fuel economy is one, I drive it smooth, and two, it has an 8 speed automatic transmission. That’s one more gear than even a Mercedes S class. And wow its been hard to go from an S2000 that would do 4,000 rpms at 80 to this Lexus, that does it at 1,900 and is whisper quiet.

The interior is exceptional. Everything its laid out well, and is powered. Bluetooth for photo, key-less start and entry and seat adjustments take the cake with me.

2008 Lexus LS 460 Interior
2008 Lexus LS 460 Interior

I am impressed with Lexus. And I am impressed with this car. I have to recommend this car to anyone looking to get into the Luxury market. I did not pay all that much either, less than a new Honda Accord.

The few plans I have for this car are wheels and front LED light additions. That is really all this car needs. A set of 22’s on these Convex wheels would do it for me.

Lexus LS 460 Convex Wheels

This car is also great for business. It says yes I am successful, but I am not screaming it. So far so good.

To more good things in 2015…

Adam Faragalli

 

 

Samsung 4k Ultra High Definition LED Monitor U28D590D Review for Gaming

Hi there my name is Adam and appreciate you stopping by. Hope you like the review and find something here that helps you get your 4k setup perfect. This article involves all my favorite stuff, badass PC’s, new gaming hardware and lets not forget this new 4k Ultra High Definition Monitor.

This article is from the point of view of a gamer. Video games have been a pastime for me since I was about 4 years old. I really got hooked with Road Rash and Joe Montana Football on the Saga Genesis. And lets not Forget Starfox on the Super Nintendo! Point is, I’ve been gaming for some 25 years. And what do all gamer’s want- better hardware, better graphics and a better experience!

So if your up for my thoughts on this Samsung 4k Ultra High Definition monitor, here goes.  If you unsure which model I am referring to, see Amazon. 

First, a few pictures of this beauty. This 4k monitor is really a thing of beauty. Features brushed aluminum on the back, and a polished metal around the edges. Very subtle yet attractive. My kind of look.

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Owners Review 2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0 Turbo

Dear friends,

Welcome to the 2012 Sonata 2.0 T. I like the Sonata 2.0T so much I am going to share it with you in this post. Although not a perfect car in every regard, for the money, it is the best value on the market. Style, trim, performance and technology all in a new class of “seriously this is how much”? So I bought a black on black 2.0T back in January. And I have never been more pleased with a car.

Adams black Sonata 2.0t
Adams black Sonata 2.0t

I liked it the first time I saw it. It is a good looking car. The designer of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata was the same guy who designed the Mercedes C Series. And yes, if you look at a Mercedes C Series it is pretty obvious the similarities.

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The Powertrain

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