Tag: winter miles

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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Exposure, 2006 Edition

Exposure, 2006 Edition

Almost a year ago I was riding Cylon around and had developed a nice case of second-degree frostbite on two toes of my right foot. Outfitted with a new pair of warmer, waterproof Sidi On Road boots and warm wicking socks I thought I would fare better this year. It turns out that perhaps we […]

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Night-time test ride grounds Cylon for tomorrow

Night-time test ride grounds Cylon for tomorrow

I am headed up to DC tomorrow on business and was hoping to take Cylon up. I even changed his oil today. The weather looked doable: sunny, high in the fifties. The downside was that I don’t like to leave the area until about 10PM or so, when traffic dies down to something manageable. That […]

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3000 miles and running

3000 miles and running

Last January I made a pledge to ride 3000 miles by spring. I accomplished my goal by April, 2006 and have put about 8000 miles on my bike since purchasing it last fall. I am going to put another three thousand miles on Cylon before next April, which might be an interesting feat if the […]

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If I Can’t Ride ….

If I Can’t Ride ….

It’s muggy as hell outside with a 70% chance of thunderstorms, so I’m not going out on my bike today. I am proud to say that I met my goal of 3000 miles by the end of April. I know it’s the second week of May, but I have been too busy playing EVE, hanging […]

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If I Can't Ride ….

If I Can't Ride ….

It’s muggy as hell outside with a 70% chance of thunderstorms, so I’m not going out on my bike today. I am proud to say that I met my goal of 3000 miles by the end of April. I know it’s the second week of May, but I have been too busy playing EVE, hanging […]

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Ming and the Weather Machine

Ming and the Weather Machine

Sometimes I feel like life imitates art a little too closely. Just like in Flash Gordon in the 80s, someone has been playing with the weather machine out here. It was 87 degrees and sunny one day last week, now it’s in the 50s and rainy less than four days later. It’s supposed to be […]

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1000 Miles In April

1000 Miles In April

I finished up about 150 miles over Friday and Saturday, mostly thanks to meeting my friends Bond and Cleopatra out at various spots throughout Richmond. I checked my odometer, and I’ve turned past the 2000 mile mark. I had originally wanted to log 3000 miles by around April when the temperature hit an average of […]

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Mmm, leather

Mmm, leather

It was in the low 80s today, which of course meant that I hopped out on my bike for a little cruise. I hit the streets at about 4PM and as an experiment decided to wear my full-leather pants instead of my perforated ones of the same model. I wanted to see, without going too […]

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Blizzard, my ass!

Blizzard, my ass!

Throughout all of last week we were forecast to get up to 5″ of snow. This is a big deal to the Richmond area. The idea of 5″ of snow sent the town into a panic. The grocery stores were completely ransacked. OMG SNOW! Suburbanites stocked their pantries with Teddy Grahams and other vital survival […]

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