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Five Years of Motorcycling

Five Years of Motorcycling

Last Saturday marked my fifth year of riding a motorcycle. Riding is something that I had wanted to do for a very long time. I either lived in an area that would be statistically more dangerous to start riding in (Washington D.C. metro, for example), or didn’t have enough money to spend on a motorcycle […]

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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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End of an era: I sold Cylon, my Yamaha FZ6

End of an era: I sold Cylon, my Yamaha FZ6

I purchased my first motorcycle, a 2005 Yamaha FZ6, four years ago this October. Aside from a motorcycle safety course and a not-so-much-fun experience as a passenger, I’d never ridden on a motorcycle before. I had researched the FZ6 meticulously and purchased it due to its price-to-performance ratio, dealer support, seating position / ergonomics, and […]

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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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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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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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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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SW-MOTECH crash bars for a 2005 Yamaha FZ6 review

SW-MOTECH crash bars for a 2005 Yamaha FZ6 review

I review SW-MOTECH’s crash bar / engine cage for my 2005 Yamaha FZ6 motorcycle.

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Tybee Island and return trip … in pictures

Tybee Island and return trip … in pictures

I’m several days behind on making updates on my trip to Georgia and back. I have a few things to discuss from a motorcycling perspective, some gear to review, and everything else … so instead of lagging even more on my posts, I want to show you some snapshots of my trip, and try to […]

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May 2009 Tybee road trip, part 1

May 2009 Tybee road trip, part 1

Quick trip report, so far 🙂 Leaving Richmond Saturday morning — it had rained earlier in the morning but my trip was dry. Stopped in North Carolina to shake my legs and drink some water and coffee. The weather heated up pretty quickly and the wind was brutal from North Carolina until I hit Savannah. […]

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