Friday, February 23, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Icy Roads Suck!
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
SOLAS Tape Tricks, part II
Monday, February 12, 2007
SOLAS Tape Tricks, part 1
For years I've put a thin strip of SOLAS on the top edge of my helmet's faceshield (and no, I don't see the reflected light from inside the helmet) and little bits on the rear as well. Those with artistic bent could get quite creative as SOLAS stretches well and cuts easily with an Exacto blade or scissors. Below are photographs taken in a dark room while shining a flashlight at my current helmet to approximate a car's headlights. (The furry object behind the helmet is one of my curious cats). In Part 2 I'll show how I use SOLAS tape on my bike.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
"First Sunday" Ride-In, Ephrata, PA
If you go, bring a camera! Nice weather brings out 500+ bikes of all sorts, from scooters to sport-tourers to choppers to vintage machinery, and even iffy weather will see a couple of hundred. Bimotas, WWII sidehacks with machine guns, mirror-festooned Vespas -- everything makes an appearance. I once saw a full-on, no-way street legal roadracer with slicks, leaning up against a wall (no kickstand). I snapped the picture above last year -- that's a Laverda RGS 1000 in front and a Ducati 860 behind; examples of the type of rare motorcycles often seen at Ephrata. A handful of vendors and dealers will have tents there as well, including my favorite Arai helmet specialists, The Service Pavilion.
From east or west, take your favorite route to US 322 to Ephrata (US 322 is Main Street in Ephrata) to Cocalico Street (there will usually be someone directing traffic), and follow the road to the American Legion Post. No website for this event, but for addtional info call 717-733-2576. My Ride Calendar also has details and directions. Gimme a shout if you ever go -- I'll be the only there one on a yellow ZR-7S with Delaware tags!
Monday, February 05, 2007
Mapping Solution for Old Eyes
* Last resort only; a true sport-tourer is seldom "lost"...merely "exploring".