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New life?

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Well, I’ve got a new “smartphone”, the new motorola Droid. I’m hoping that it, along with the WP app I found, will get me back to posting more. But, even as I’m typing this I can see how not having a desktop sized keyboard can make things difficult. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see…

I’ll be attaching two droid photos. One of the busa I drove 16 hours to pick up for a friend and marine who’s serving in iraq. The other is a photo from a stop near the top of Mt. Greylock on a stellar late fall ride.

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Weather taking a turn..

nov15weatherWell after a week of collecting stuff for troops, organzing, and shipping care packages, dentists vists, and hospital stays, I haven’t taken a ride in almost two weeks…

Add to that the fact the sun is going down before 5PM, and my riding time has been knocked way down. Here comes another good note-> snow…

Le Sigh…

This morning I came home and looked over at the bike’s shed and thought, hell, what’s 10 minutes. So I fired it up, after a bit of coaxing, and let the bike warm up. Hearing the bike run and having the sun shining got me going. Again I thought, what’s another 10 minutes as I threw on my gear. I took the bike for a quick spin around town, adrenaline pumping so I barely felt the frigid air on my legs (only in jeans). The Bandit was a bit finicky at first, but after a few minutes it felt just fine. Filled it up in hopes of making cold starting easier, and put it away again. (More dental work today)

So after that cool ride I’ve come to a few realizations:

1) My winter MotoBoss gloves are teh suck. I need heated gloves if I want to keep riding, or keep my fingers.

2) The threat of precipitation takes on a whole new meaning to a rider when temps fall.

3) If I don’t ride every day, I’m going to need to make it a point to warm up the bike anyway. The long interval since the last start seemed to make it pretty difficult to fire up.

4) With almost no room in my shed, I have no clue how I’m going to do all the work I planned to do during the cold season.

5) I still can’t afford heated gear.

COMING UP: Reviews of the gear we used this season! First on the plate.. The Tourmaster Intake Air Series 2 Jacket.

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Digi Cams And Side Cases

Well I’ve finally done it dove off the deep end; I put side cases on the Bandit. Here’s a lovely shot of Jodie: always her best foot forward(or backward) for the camera. I’ll do a review on the bagger set up soon, but I wanted to get a quick shot of the new look. So far I’m pumped about being able to bring stuff with me, which is making commuting much easier. I don’t have to worry about stopping at home all the time.

Also, I had a brief stint with a Nikon Coolpix L1 Digital point and shoot. I kept on trying to find an older model or used camera for cheap which would mainly stay with the bike. After buying a refurbished L1 I realized that at some point the price savings aren’t worth it. I had the camera for about 7 days and I’d went through three sets of AA batteries and taken maybe 100-150 photos, mostly non-flash. I’ve pretty much written off anything electronic thats been refurbished. I’ve worked on electronics before, and if something as tiny and intricate as a point and shoot camera needs “refurbishing” it probably won’t be up to par after. I’ve got another camera in my sights, and we’ll see how that pans out.

Some lovely riding lately, and I’m getting much more comfortable on the new bike. It’s almost time for it’s first oil change too! I feel like my kid just said it’s first word or something…

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A Bandit from the XS

Well I’ve done it; sold the XS400 to move up to a bigger bike. After two good years of short jaunts around town or commuting to school/work, I sold the bike to a fella who found it through my listing on craig’s list. After selling the bike I wasn’t sure when I’d purchase a replacement. In fact I even returned my old plates to the DMV (bad choice).

Well I ended up buying the beast you see here. It’s a Suzuki Bandit 1200s (GSF1200s). It’s got quite a bit more pull, and it looks awesome so I love it. Jodie seems to like it to, and hopefully soon we’ll get to take some great rides together. We’ll be writing about our trips and posting photos as we go. Once in a while I’ll review a product, or note an update or addition to the bike. Hopefully you’ll get to see some great photos and read about are good times. Read along as we ROAM…

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F*ck weebly..

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Well, due to a near meltdown after losing a blog update that I worked on for almost two hours I’ve decided to say goodbye to weebly. I was close to actually subscribing to their paid service but I’m thankful that I didn’t. Although it was infrequent, their system would sometimes spaz out, and when the page reloaded all unsaved data would be lost. Anyway. I’ll be working on transferring the posts to WordPress. Hopefully it’ll go smoothly.

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