Tag: winter miles

Decisions, decisions ….

Decisions, decisions ….

I was supposed to go visit my family up in Syracuse, NY this weekend. I was going to ride Raider up there and then putter around with my stepfather. I quickly encountered two monkey wrenches. 1) The bike my dad owned does not have a state inspection. Neither does Raider, but he won’t ride without […]

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Rev’It Cayenne Pro textile motorcycle jacket review

Rev’It Cayenne Pro textile motorcycle jacket review

The Cayenne Pro jacket from Rev’It combines technology, armor, fit, and style to provide a quality protective motorcycling garment.

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Stay warm or stay connected?

Stay warm or stay connected?

With the American economy in a supposed state of free-fall, I’m trying to limit myself to one stupid purchase per pay period. Yeah, I know, challenge, but let’s assume I stay strong and abide by it. This pay period’s contenders: Tour Master Synergy heated jacket About $200 I ride just about year ’round, and I […]

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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I didn’t get pulled over

I didn’t get pulled over

When I was sixteen or seventeen, it was a big deal when my father let me drive his truck. I was visiting him in Oklahoma and he sat in the passenger seat while we rumbled around in his big red Ford F-150. I had just come to the “big road” in town (two lanes each […]

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SmartWool Merino wool snowboard sock review

SmartWool Merino wool snowboard sock review

My struggle with frostbite/exposure from riding last year has been well documented on Gibberish (here, here, and here, chronologically). Despite trying to put together better cold-weather gear, such as better fitting boots, thicker Cool-max socks, and heated hand grips, once bitten, twice shy. I’ve ridden a lot less this season. With my trip to Tybee […]

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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 to Base Star, over

Cylon to Base Star, over

Weather permitting, I’m going on a motorcycle trip to Savannah, Georgia at the start of March. Because of the cold and fear over my exposure-blighted toes, I have been reluctant to ride for the last month or so. I took advantage of the holiday yesterday to ride one of my short routes to see how […]

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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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