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I got blown.

I got blown.

Around. On my trip, that is. After waffling on whether or not to take my motorcycle, and if I should wear my textile or leather gear, I wound up jumping on my bike in the rain and heading down to Savannah, Georgia for the weekend. I’ve said this before: good gear, and the right gear, […]

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Well, that was cold.

Well, that was cold.

Just got back from riding around a bit and visiting my friends Bond and Donut. I was zipped up in my lined textile jacket, lined textile pants, Sidi waterproof boots, and my trusty Held Ninja gloves. I cruised the twenty-some miles up the highway to see them. It was a little chilly on the way […]

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Familiarity breeds … familiarity.

Familiarity breeds … familiarity.

New things that sparkle can lose their luster with time. I have experienced this first-hand among many things. Friendships, movies, jobs, electronic doodads, cars. Once the Honeymoon phase was over for something I started to see its flaws. Sometimes I just became used to something, and the gee-whiz faded into “ho hum.” But sometimes, just […]

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Peg leg

Peg leg

Almost every motorcycle has special nubs on the rider footpegs. These feelers are made out of metal, and have a round ball at the bottom. The purpose of the feeler is to let you know when you are leaning the bike too far. Really advanced riders unscrew the feelers so they can push the limit […]

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Near miss?

Near miss?

I spent two days up in the DC area for a work off-site at the Captain’s house. I rode my motorcycle up, partly because it’s fun and partly because it costs about $60+ in gas to take the Montero. I was able to skirt significant traffic on the way up when I took the HOV […]

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Yes, yes I am.

Yes, yes I am.

I had just left the house on my motorcycle the other day when I passed by two neighbor kids. I normally roll by at 20MPH or so until I hit the main street that leads out of our development. My bike isn’t super loud, but I don’t want to draw too much attention to myself. […]

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Mission failed

Mission failed

Mimicking the success of last winter, I hoped to log another 3000 miles on my motorcycle Cylon before April of 2007. Due to bad weather grounding opportunities to motor to DC and the fear of reoccuring exposure on my foot suffered during 2005 I barely managed 1800 miles during my “winter miles” challenge of 2006/2007. […]

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More Tybee Island pictures

More Tybee Island pictures

Lady Jaye and I are both sick today, so I’m going to post up some pictures that other folks took during my trip to Tybee Island, Georgia. These pictures are all courtesy of bc from Ars Technica. Tags: ride report, winter miles

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Georgia on my mind

Georgia on my mind

Last Friday, Cylon and I set out for Tybee Island, Georgia. Maria_Andretti and her squeeze Nealâ„¢, friends of mine from Ars Technica, were moving stuff into their recently remodelled beach home. Helping them was a good enough reason to plot the 1000 mile round trip, but more than anything I just wanted to get out […]

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Cylon doesn't get far

Cylon doesn't get far

A combination of weird weather, other-business, and exposure on my foot means that my motorcycle Cylon isn’t getting nearly the workout I would like this year. Granted, by this time last year I’d just started my 3000 mile pledge, but I feel like I should have more ticks on the odometer because I’m much better […]

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