Archive for September, 2008

My BMW motorcycle Raider is a gas
By September 30, 20082 Comments Read More →

My BMW motorcycle Raider is a gas

A faulty plastic gas tank quick disconnect strands me and my 2004 BMW R1150R on the way to work and showered me with gasoline.

Posted in: motorcycling
Remembering Ghost Rider, 2008
By September 30, 20081 Comments Read More →

Remembering Ghost Rider, 2008

My friend Ghost Rider passed away on July 4th, 2007. The following fall his mother and family put together a benefit ride to Yorktown, Virginia. We did it again this year, this time heading up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The weather called for rain for most of the day. I was not deterred for […]

Posted in: motorcycling
By your command: My 2004 BMW R1150R
By September 29, 200812 Comments Read More →

By your command: My 2004 BMW R1150R

I traded in my 2002 BMW K1200LTE touring bike for a 2004 BMW R1150R roadster. Part beauty, part brawn, this might be a near-perfect bike for me. First impressions inside.

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My riding to work streak is broken.
By September 25, 20080 Comments Read More →

My riding to work streak is broken.

I never thought I would be this disappointed to drive my Mazdaspeed3, but it’s true. I have to break my motorcycling streak in order to take Kaylee in for a 12,000 mile service. The streak was 39 work days in a row, almost two months of working! I don’t know what’s more impressive: riding to […]

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Wayne from Motoport / Cycleport responds
By September 25, 200813 Comments Read More →

Wayne from Motoport / Cycleport responds

Wayne, president of Motoport / Cycleport, responds to my complaints on advrider.com

Posted in: motorcycling, review
Never give Motoport the benefit of the doubt: how I got screwed into a $650 jacket that doesn’t fit
By September 23, 200815 Comments Read More →

Never give Motoport the benefit of the doubt: how I got screwed into a $650 jacket that doesn’t fit

Motoport trapped me into a sub-standard fitting jacket by talking me into returning a jacket for alterations, thus violating their return policy.

Posted in: motorcycling
My Web host has been down.
By September 22, 20084 Comments Read More →

My Web host has been down.

DreamHost, my usually awesome Web hosting company, has been down for most of the day. Apparently one of their network backbones suffered some sort of disruption. Access to Gibberish has been intermittent or completely down for the last sixteen hours. As much as I love DreamHost, does anyone know of a good Web hosting company […]

Posted in: site news
1980 Honda CB400T: And baby makes three.
By September 22, 200810 Comments Read More →

1980 Honda CB400T: And baby makes three.

I started out wanting a streetfighter and bought this 1980 Honda CB400T instead. Cafe racer project, anyone?

Posted in: motorcycling
Sergeant’s community liason responds to SentryPro XFC post

Sergeant’s community liason responds to SentryPro XFC post

Sixteen months, thousands of visitors, hundreds of comments, one known fatality and one class action lawsuit later, Sergeant’s replies to my post about their toxic SentryPro XFC topical flea and tick treatment.

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Samsung ML-2851 laser printer review
By September 16, 200824 Comments Read More →

Samsung ML-2851 laser printer review

I review the Samsung ML-2851 laser printer. With built-in network capabilities and duplex printing, will it dethrone my old Samsung ML-1430 as my favorite printer?

Posted in: review, technology