Quick Review: Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
July 31, 2015
For about a year now I’ve had a set of the Klipsch Image S4i Rugged earbuds and it is high time they got a quick review. I’ve had some of the other Klipsch earbuds and while they’ve worked well, they’ve all eventually failed on me. Normally this would be upsetting, but as I wear my earbuds a great deal, often when doing things like riding my motorcycle, their death is expected. Regular earbuds just don’t handle water and incremental weather. However the S4i have survived quite well.
Taking UberX for a spin
August 1, 2013
When one is going out for an evening of drinking and debauchery, one does not drive. This applies doubly so when one only has a motorcycle (2 Wheels + Booze = Quick way to get dead). So when I went out recently for a night in SF, I took a couple of trips with UberX.
Ride Friday: Why motorcyclists don't honk
October 14, 2011
By jjron (Own work) GFDL 1.2 (www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html), via Wikimedia CommonsIf 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 less likely it was for a honk to be returned. This is completely contrary from cage on cage action where horns are activity #1 in any incident.
Ride Friday: Adding a Givi E55 top case
June 24, 2011
Damn lot of cargo spaceThe 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 motorcyclist that I am, I went to get a bunch of servicing done on the bike (good thing too, turns out my rear brake pads were worn out). At the same time, I figured the trip was a good excuse to finally get a little more luggage, a top case to be exact. Now I don’t need that much space for myself but when you’ve got a traveling companion, it just makes things a little easier. And so, after much searching and researching, I decided on a Givi E55 Monokey Topcase, a Givi E183 Topcase Rack (specific to my BMW R1100RTP) and a Givi E111 Backrest. Last night I got all the parts in, installed them, and wrote up a nice little guide along with a video review.
FanimeCon 2010 Wrap up: Part 4 of 5 – Monday
June 4, 2010
== Monday == Monday started fairly early as there was packing to be done. We decided that we wanted to get out and on the road, with any luck, by 11ish since we had 250 miles to go for the day. We managed to make it fairly close to our expected departure, but not without a few bumps along the way. The first was our day starting at something like 6am as an entire troop of con-goers (I’d assume) were passing by our door making, as per usual, as much noise as they could possibly muster. I don’t know what kinda shit they were on, but it must have been good. Me at 6am after a con-weekend… is not a happy camper. Disregarding that one incident the night’s sleep wasn’t too interrupted. After we got all packed and basically ready to get out the door, we headed downstairs to the con for one last round in the Dealers Hall. We had a bit of time to burn so we checked out the other areas to see if there was any excitement going on. Granted it was before 10am, but there was still next to nothing going on. Out front of the convention center was very quite, just a few people sitting around (getting a tan?). As it turned out, a majority of the people awake were waiting for the dealers hall to open, all nicely queued up. We joined them since we had nothing better to do. The idea on going to the dealers hall is to get stuff on the cheap. At least… that was the theory because I heard many people talk about getting “good deals” and “cheap stuff”. Except… that isn’t how it worked out.
Fanime This Weekend
May 28, 2010
And in fact today! Indeed, we are there this very moment. Jon and I are currently at Fanime. Jon went last year (and the year before that), and as I previously mentioned, he convinced me to go this year. I flew down to meet Jon (and get my motorcycle back) yesterday and after an enjoyable dinner we headed back to his place to finish final preparations. If you are in the San Jose area, we both encourage you to come on down and stop by; we will be there for the whole show.