Sunday, October 12, 2008
I never got to Bloodworth Motorcycles. BMW, Ducati, and Vespa. It was a busy weekend in Nashville. E and I were downtown at a hotel across the street from the Book Festival. We never took the car out of the parking garage.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
I think I am going to hold out for the Garmin GPSMAP 640. It's coming in the first quarter of 2009, just in time for my birthday (that's a hint, E).
The 640 has a 4.5 x 2.7 screen with 800 x 480 pixel resolution. (Heck, I have a still-running laptop with worse resolution.) Compare and contrast to my current 276, which has a 3.0 x 2.2 screen at 480 x 320.
The newly announced unit also has XM radio and weather availability.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Who wouldn't want to try the Ariel Atom. Considering the price differential, it really isn't competition for the BRP Can-Am Spyder.
I've followed two of the Spyders in the North Georgia Mountains. They don't corner well, as best I can tell.
I've never seen an Atom before. In fact, I had not heard of this vehicle until today. I am interested.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
E and I decided to take advantage of the great weather and head out east for a nice motorcycle ride.
After sleeping late, we took I-20 out of town. We got off the freeway quickly, heading past the Georgia International Horse Park first. On to Jersey, where we were able to find gas, if only regular. We bypassed Social Circle and kept going.
Once we got to Rutledge, we had lunch at Yesterday's Cafe. Oh, my. Crowder peas, collards, and squash casserole. The collards were pretty much the best I have ever had, and we soaked our excellent cornbread in the pot likker.
A very nice day. We rode about 130 miles and only had to u-turn once when the route I designed turned to dirt.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Elements of the NGRATPack attended a planning meeting for the Dream House 500 this morning. After a lovely breakfast that included a five gallon bucket of gravy and deep fried bacon (that was just Bill's plate), we tested the afternoon legs of the 2008 route. Some of us had to punt a few pickup trucks out of our lanes, but we did make it to Rider's Hill in the afternoon.
We saw our third Spyder of the day there.
We had to punt one of those, too. I'm getting less enamoured of the darn things everytime I have to pass one.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Mahler, Strozzi, Saint-Saens? I hear Passionato is the new place to go. DRM-free, with good prices. I have only downloaded my ten (really thirteen) free tracks, after signing up. All of the free tracks are lovely, and at CD-quality. I will continue to test this site.
I bet the east end of Warwoman Road would be even better while listening to Rimsky-Korsakov.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Just get it.
The Cycle Pump Adventure replaces those pesky CO2 cartridges with aplomb.
I have had mine for about a year. I tested it once when I first got it. I've had to use it twice on the road. Both bikes got home on time. Enough said.
Woolie also sells it at about the same price as Whitehorse Press. After your Club discount, he might even be cheaper.
Edit: It will take a tire from flat to full inflation in about two minutes. This pump is not just a stop-gap to get you to the next gas station.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Here's another weatherproof iPod case for bicycles that could be used on a motorcycle. The iBike Console is about the same cost as the H2O Audio case I use, but it offers some odd remote control units that might work nicely.
If I didn't already have the H2O, I would try this. Seventy six bucks.