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Monday, August 22, 2011

Free Magazine

Roadgear is having another promotion with Motorcyclist magazine. Free subscription for the first 10,000 people to sign up.

Here is the link

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Bike

1982 CB1100F

586 pounds of motor! Doesn't matter what gear you're in, when you twist the grip it takes off like a jet fighter. In the twisties it's not exactly flickable but it's solid and stable which inspires confidence.

On 6 Sept I'll be leaving for San Francisco on this. I'll be taking the old US Route 6 across country. I'll be posting pictures and stories along the way. Stay tuned.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

All Grown Up

My brother's daughter got married this weekend. How time passes. It's a cliche but it seems like only yesterday that she and her friends were piling into the back of my pickup so we could sneak down to the lake for ice cream. I don't think we really fooled her mother but it was great fun pretending.
Now she's married to Michael and I'm a fond memory in the rear view mirror.

Congratulations to them and Bon Voyage.
Life is a wild ride!

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

What are you doing on the 21st? - City Version

If you can't or don't want to come out to the country and ride in the Tiddler Tour there is the Velocity show in Brooklyn.

Details are here. I've attended this in the past and always had a good time. There are plenty of interesting bikes, great people watching, and good food and drink. Unfortunately, I can't be at this and the TT both. Darn!

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ugly bikes

When punk music first came out it was a revolt against disco and the over-produced housewife rock of the times. However, it was soon a genre of me-too mediocrity.

The bobbers, cafe bikes, and rat rods are following the same path. There is certainly a lot of great workmanship going into some of these bikes but, to me, it's all looking the same and getting pretty boring. Check out a few of them here and make up your own mind which are the ones that really stand out.

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

What are you doing on the 21st?

3rd Annual New England Fall Tiddler Tour 
21 August 2011 - 10am side stands up
150 Kinney Rd Amston CT 06231

Dale Hoyt has created a ride through the CT countryside that promises to be interesting. Bring a tank bag or route sheet holder. Or just follow the rider in front of you and get lost together. 

This year's TT coincides with the Annual Brit Jam meet. There will be special display parking for the Tiddler riders. Every year the Brit Jam club gives away a restored bike. This year it's a 1970 BSA 650. Can you shift with your right toe?

BBQ Chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks back at the start after the ride.

Be There, or Be Square!

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

What are you doing on the 20th

Nothing here about motorcycles unless you're riding your Henderson Super to the event.


It looks like a lot of fun


Here's pictures and videos of previous years.

Here's another act that will be there

We can bring our croquette set.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Road Runner Cartoon

Nothing is more fun than a Road Runner cartoon unless it's a Road Runner cartoon with motorcycles. Watch it here.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It’s Official: MS Internet Explorer Users Have a Lower IQ!

This has nothing to do with motorcycles, but as a web developer for many years this confirms my suspicions and pleases me no end.

A recent survey by AptiQuant, a psychometric consulting company based in Canada, has concluded that Internet Explorer users have a lower Intelligence Quotient than users of other browsers. Those with IE6 scored little over 80. Firefox, Chrome and Safari users fared better at 110. The most intelligent people — with an average IQ of 125 — use Opera (that’ll please their marketing department!)

The 2011 assessment sampled 101,326 individuals over the age of 16 from the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand. The company offered a free IQ test which most participants found via organic search results or PPC advertising campaigns. Subjects were not aware their browser preference was being monitored.
The researchers observed:
  • IE users had a significantly lower IQ.
  • There was little difference in the IQ for Firefox, Chrome and Safari users.
  • Individuals using Opera, Camino, and IE with Chrome Frame had the highest average IQ.
You can read the rest of the article at SitePoint:
Craig Buckler It's Official: IE Users Have a Lower IQ!

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Ride or Die?

The wide angle lens makes the trail seem much narrower than it is but that is not to take anything away from these guys. Funny how it seems safer when there are bushes on the side of the trail even though the drop is the same.

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