Thursday, October 30, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
A new motorcycle land speed record of 360.913 mph was set at the Salt Flats on September 26 of this year by rider Rocky Robinson and his team, Top 1 ACK Attack. The previous record of 350.884 mph was set in 2006 by Chris Carr and builder/owner Denis Manning.
Old House and Truck
Delapidated Barn on the Edge of Amish Country
Tobacco in the Barn
Saturday, October 25, 2008
- New front tire: $160.00
- New front brake pads: $38.00
- New final drive chain: $80.00
- New font sprocket: $35.00
- New rear sprocket: $55.00
- Labor: $90.00
The cost of being able to dip low enough into a corner to scrape a footpeg and still be able to stop in event of an oncoming vehicle crossing the centerline: pricele...wait a minute...that comes to about $460. Holy shi...(THIS COMMENT CENSORED BY THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR EXCELLENCE IN BIKER CONDUCT. HAVE A NICE DAY.)
Well, at least I'm on the road again. Here I am, shellin' out the cash again...
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
"Yep," I say. I hold up my helmet.
"You're gonna freeze tonight." The cooks smiles. He's only got a couple teeth left in front that aren't black.
I raise my arms in the Joe Rocket jacket. "It's insulated, ballistic nylon. Waterproof, too."
"Still cold out there."
"I've got heated gear."
The cook's jaw drops open. "What? You've got a heater on your bike."
"It plugs into the bike and has it's own thermostat." I hold open the flaps of my jacket. "I wear it under this. But it's not quite cold enough for that yet."
The cook shakes his head and returns to the grill, standing over which, I'm certain, he is toasty warm.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
THINK! is a road safety campaign in the United Kingdom aiming to reduce fatalities among motorcyclists and others who share the road with larger vehicles. The website reports the goal of reducing road injuries by 40 percent in adults and 50 percent in children. The site also proposes that the purpose of Government campaigns concerning road safety is to reinforce the notion of personal responsiblity for safety on public roadways. It'll be nice when that idea catches on over here.