Dirt

So after a full week of riding to work with either wet roads or in the rain my bike looked much worse for the wear: Where’s the chrome again? Needless to say I took it apart Sunday and washed the gunk off. Currently it’s covered up awaiting my return from the great snowy north! (Pics of the snow coming soon)

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Music

I tend to want to have some music playing when I ride. As it’s been discussed in a couple of forums I read the opinions are pretty much divided. Some feel that it’s a distraction and others love it. Some think that it’s an abomination to listen to anything other than the bike and the wind..Whatever..If i’m in the mood for music I listen to music..If not I don’t…Pretty simple..For those times when i’m in the mood I use my SanDisk Sansa. It only came with 1G of space but it has a slot for a microSD card which I …

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Bad Weather Riding

These last few days have been pretty tough as far as riding. I’m really making an effort to ride in the rain since it’s something I’m not overly comfortable with. I always listen to the “little voice” about riding in bad weather and so far this week he’s been quiet so I’ve ridden every day. Now it’s not that I *like* riding in the rain or cold..In fact I hate it..But I feel it makes me a better rider by finding out the limits of my bike and riding in conditions other than ideal. You never know when you’re on …

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Settled Down

Ok..Things look like they’re back to normal..If you still come in via http://kickstandsup.year26.org you should update your bookmark or history to reflect the new address. My old blog located at http://www.year26.org is back up now as well. Originally I was just redirecting everything from that site to Kick Stands Up but I figure I’ll keep it around for a while since I’ve posted a lot there.

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Some Changes

I bought a different domain to host this site. Since I started this it’s something I decided I wanted to keep up so moving it off my main domain seems the way to go. Over the next day or so this address will change to: http://www.cubezombie.org I thought that was a fitting title since it’s the name I go by on several motorcycle forums. You shouldn’t notice any change on your side but you’ll need to update your bookmarks. I’ll have the necessary redirects to get to the new site.

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What A Difference

I’ve been riding almost every day since I fixed my old bike and I’ve been riding everyday since I got my new bike. There has been some *really* cold mornings but overall it hasn’t been that bad. I won’t go so far to say that I wasn’t cold, because I was damn cold..But it wasn’t an uncomfortable cold. I think this is due to the windshield that both bikes have. The new bike even has lowers which are below the windshield and deflect a good bit more air. I’ve also found that anything below 30 degrees my gloves suck. It …

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