Archive for June, 2009

Ride to Work Day (for 65 straight days)

Ride to Work Day (for 65 straight days)

Every third Monday in June is national Ride to Work day. The object is to show what the impact would be if folks left their cars at home and rode in on their motorcycles, scooters, or mopeds. The theory is that traffic would flow better, people would use less gas, and parking would be more […]

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Say hello to Apollo: 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A first impressions

Say hello to Apollo: 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A first impressions

I just got home from work, so I am not going to spend a whole lot of time on this post — because I should be out breaking in Apollo, my brand new 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A. The “Feej,” as it is known by the owner community, is a sport touring bike: meant to go long […]

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Corbin aftermarket 2005 Yamaha FZ6 seat review: 2500 miles

Corbin aftermarket 2005 Yamaha FZ6 seat review: 2500 miles

I suffer through 2500 miles in an effort to break in an aftermarket Corbin saddle for my 2005 Yamaha FZ6.

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Gear Keeper RT20012 Retractable Lanyard review

Gear Keeper RT20012 Retractable Lanyard review

I review the Gear Keeper RT20012 retractable lanyard and its ability to keep my Canon SD770IS PowerShot camera tethered.

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Relaxing weekend, nervous rides

Relaxing weekend, nervous rides

I’ve really enjoyed riding Cylon, my Yamaha FZ6, with Tomax and Xamot. I’ve logged a lot of group rides lately, and every time we go we are joined by other friends. It’s been tons of fun. However, riding with a bunch of other people adds a level of complexity that you don’t get riding solo, […]

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“Is DrFaulken Packing?” Quiz #3

“Is DrFaulken Packing?” Quiz #3

I’ve had two of these before, but the first one was via an online quiz service that seems to have deleted my pictures. So anyway, here’s the game: I post pictures of myself in clothes I would normally wear. You tell me if I am carrying a weapon or not, and if so where it […]

Posted in: guns
Vizi-tec “SupaBrake Flasher” brake light modulator review and installation instructions

Vizi-tec “SupaBrake Flasher” brake light modulator review and installation instructions

I install the Vizi-tec “SupaBrake Flasher” brake light modulator on my 2005 Yamaha FZ6. Video and installation instructions included.

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Vitamineral Green by Healthforce Nutritionals review

Vitamineral Green by Healthforce Nutritionals review

I tried the Vitamineral Green supplement by Healthforce Nutritionals for a month. It made my stomach hurt, kept me from shitting and turned my poop green.

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Wal-Mart “Site to Store” service should be named “Slow to Store”

Wal-Mart “Site to Store” service should be named “Slow to Store”

I buy a lot of stuff online. Like, a lot of stuff. I have a really good idea what to expect as far as order fulfillment, shipping times, customer service inquiries, and return / exchange experiences. I’ve purchased from small one-man outfits cranking out custom brackets for mounting lights on motorcycles to e-commerce juggernauts. The […]

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Rev’It Turbine textile mesh summer motorcycle jacket review

Rev’It Turbine textile mesh summer motorcycle jacket review

I love my Rev’It motorcycling gear. I own the Cayenne Pro textile jacket and the Fahrenheit waterproof leather winter gloves. The Cayenne Pro did major duty as my primary commuting jacket during the fall, winter, and spring here in Virginia and also went with me down to Georgia in October. The Cayenne Pro has some […]

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