By June 19, 2009

Proof I am a nerd born in the 1970s: Exhibit #32,415

My new 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A motorcycle has an electric windshield with an adjustable height. It is too hot to really deploy the screen in any other position but “low,” as I need as much airflow as I can get. However, the screen makes a very nice barrier against rain when adjusted to its full height.

Such was the case this evening, when I was riding around with Xamot on the way to meet his wife. We had just swooped onto a highway onramp, hoping to minimize our exposure to the elements. Rain had just started to fall.

I shifted up into fourth gear and signaled my intent to merge. It felt like being in the trench of the Death Star. I thumbed the windshield control, and up the screen came, slowly but surely.

Before I realized what I was doing, I screamed out to no one, “switch your own deflectors on, double front.”

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2 Comments on "Proof I am a nerd born in the 1970s: Exhibit #32,415"

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  1. Tomax says:

    LMAO Did R2D2 make it or did the “Laser Rain” take him out? I shout stoopid crap to myself all the time. You should’ve heard me last weekend up on the BRP.

  2. Spectre says:

    Well I was born in the mid 80’s and grew up in the 90’s, but my mom and dad both grew up in the 70’s and taught me the joy that is Star Wars so I can definitely feel the same way you do.