Archive for September, 2009

Random Motorcycling Tip #02: Parking in a parking lot
By September 30, 20092 Comments Read More →

Random Motorcycling Tip #02: Parking in a parking lot

Motorcyclists spend a lot of time worrying about things while they are in motion. How’s my speed? What’s in front of me? Any critters to the side? Is that car coming up behind me going to slow down? There are lots of things to track, but vigilance doesn’t stop once you’ve parked at your destination. […]

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An unusual companion
By September 29, 20090 Comments Read More →

An unusual companion

I came home early today, and as I merged onto the toll road portion of my commute, I noticed a strange motorcyclist/motorcycle combination. I was still pretty far off, but from his riding posture, attire, and motorcycle I got the impression he was a motorcycle law enforcement officer. The tan, short-sleeve shirt, the upright riding […]

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A Magic Gathering
By September 28, 20090 Comments Read More →

A Magic Gathering

I played in the Magic: the Gathering pre-release tournament yesterday for Zendikar, the latest set in the old and wildly popular collectible card game. The event was held at Richmond Comix. There was a larger pre-release event at the Richmond Convention Center on Saturday; attendance was estimated at about three hundred folks. However, going to […]

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BeadRider motorcycle seat cover review
By September 25, 20093 Comments Read More →

BeadRider motorcycle seat cover review

A review of BeadRider, a beaded motorcycle seat cover topper that helps air flow, circulation, and helps prevent monkey butt. It was uncomfortable and damaged my seat and riding pants.

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Random motorcycling tip #01: the dismount
By September 23, 20095 Comments Read More →

Random motorcycling tip #01: the dismount

As you ride, you learn from your mistakes — and thanks to the Internet, the failings of others. Here’s an installment of random motorcycling tips I’ve picked up along the way. Learning to park a motorcycle isn’t as easy as it seems. There’s a lot of stuff that can go wrong … like say, GRAVITY. […]

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HOMAK HS10036684 electronic gun safe review
By September 22, 20092 Comments Read More →

HOMAK HS10036684 electronic gun safe review

I review the steel electronic gun safe by Homak. It is built to hold one or two handguns. Although I don’t recommend it for long-term storage, it is good enough for temporarily keeping a firearm safe from children or guests.

Posted in: guns, review
1000 Posts of Gibberish
By September 17, 20097 Comments Read More →

1000 Posts of Gibberish

This is the one thousandth published post on Gibberish Is My Native Language. What does over four years of posts add up to? No tags for this post.

Posted in: gibberish, site news
RAM Garmin Nuvi 360 GPS mount review
By September 16, 20092 Comments Read More →

RAM Garmin Nuvi 360 GPS mount review

Mounting a GPS to your car is usually straightforward: you either suction cup it to the dashboard or windshield, or perhaps clip it to an air vent, or even a custom mount like this one I use for my old Garmin i5. On a motorcycle, things are a bit different. Real estate is at a […]

Shadowing my past
By September 14, 20091 Comments Read More →

Shadowing my past

I sold my first motorcycle, a 2005 Yamaha FZ6, to my friend and co-worker Rocky almost a month ago. He has ridden it to work a fair amount, and it is nice to see Cylon in the parking lot. On Saturday, Rocky asked if I wanted to accompany him to Charlottesville. He needed to get […]

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Put ’em up! Men’s sock garters review
By September 11, 20090 Comments Read More →

Put ’em up! Men’s sock garters review

Tired of slouching knee socks, I brave uncharted fashion territory and buy some men’s sock garters.