Category: Vehicles

Ride Friday: Pt Reyes 0

Ride Friday: Pt Reyes

It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted any of the ride routes I’ve been on. Not all of them are easy to remember the exact routes, so I won’t share misinformation with you. However this route was fairly easy to map out (and I had made notes!). This particular ride I originally took back on a sunny October morning with Panda in the slot. General Area: Point Reyes and...

Ride Friday: 20k miles on the Bike 0

Ride Friday: 20k miles on the Bike

This week I passed an important milestone for myself and my bike. I have completed 20,000 miles in the saddle of of my BMW R1100RTP, my first bike. I purchased the bike back in October of 2009 and have ridden it a heck of a lot since then. I’ve enjoyed almost every minute of time in the saddle (though it is hard to REALLY enjoy yourself when you’re ass is...

Ride Friday: Why motorcyclists don’t honk 0

Ride Friday: Why motorcyclists don’t honk

If you drive a normal 4 wheeled vehicle (what we motorcyclists like to refer to as a “cager“) then you might not have noticed, but the motorcyclists on the road rarely honk at you – especially when you’re trying to kill us. I only mention this after a conversation I had with a coworker. I noted that the more grievous the attempt at bodily harm was by a cager, the...

Ride Friday: Adding a Givi E55 top case 2

Ride Friday: Adding a Givi E55 top case

The 4th of July is coming up soon, and that means summer is here! I decided that the holiday would be a perfect time for me to take a few extra days off and take a little motorcycle road trip. The thought was to take the motorcycle down someplace nice and scenic like the coast (i.e. US 101) and maybe spend some time in SoCal. Being the good and proper...

Beware of Buses Bearing Gifts 0

Beware of Buses Bearing Gifts

The phrase used to be “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts“, but I think the same can be applied to buses… more specifically MUNI buses. Maybe a better (more modern) version should be “Beware of buses bearing gifts” or simply “Screw MUNI”. If you wonder why I say this, obviously you’ve never visited San Francisco and relished the simple joy of riding MUNI. That bus system goes out of it’s way...