Archive for August, 2010

Cee Lo Green Video…

This is one highly entertaining video…and an excellent song! ; )
Cee Lo Green – FUCK YOU

Could this really work???

hit-air Shock Buffering System

* As soon as the rider is thrown from the motorcycle, the airbag inflates and protects rider’s neck,back, chest, sides and hip.
* Hit-air is rider’s wear containing shoulder, elbow and back padding (back padding is only for vests) and airbag system.
* Shock-buffering protection system will be activated immediately after the distance from the rider to the motorcycle exceeds the “activation distance”, when the key ball is pulled out from the key box to release CO2 gas into the neck, chest, body, back and hip airbags to inflate them in 0.5 second for lessening the effect of impact on rider’s body.
* Even before the airbag is fully inflated (in 0.5 second), it is quite effective for shock buffering.
* After the airbag is inflated in full, it leaks the gas slowly through the gas release valve and a feeling of tightness will subside gradually.

The website had only two testimonials, which I would think would have more response, for a product that has been out for some time. I would like to know more about this safety product. Anyone??

Thumbs up for the bike–Thumbs down for the ad

Ducati created a gorgeous new superbike, the 848-EVO. This new bike with all the bells and whistles is the pinnacle of sport bike engineering touting a 140 HP and weighing in at only 369 pounds. In addition to a more powerful engin, the EVO chassis and braking systems have been upgraded. A cross-mounted steering damper has been added for greater control of the steering system, and the welcome addition of Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires will ensure maximum grip while delivering every last horsepower to the asphalt. Ok…it’s a beauty of a bike in its new “dark” color scheme, but what’s up with this advertisement? Why not “LIGHT AND POWERFUL ENOUGH FOR A WOMAN…FIND YOUR POWER IN A DUCATI 848-EVO“. I need to call Ducati… 😉

Big ol’ Trucks are our bane

It was only one year ago, that my friend Tyler Risk was hurt by a semi. It make the awareness of Truckers that much more of a reality for all of us, so when I found this article from 2008, I felt the need to reprint it. Here for all, BEWARE OF BIG RIGS!!

Don’t Mess With Truckers
If you’re a biker, you know that trucks can be your mortal enemies. Semis, pickups flatbeds – it doesn’t seem to matter. It’s just the mechanics of the things; they’re so long and wide, they can’t see and react to smaller and faster motorcyclists that easily. We got hold of a couple of informative bulletins written with the everyday rider in mind.One is a short quiz testing your knowledge of on-the-road truck awareness and the other is a set of safety guidelines for motorists, compiled by the American Trucking Associations (who had a small demonstration at Americade this year).

Check out the helpful (if somewhat overlapping) information in the following releases:

Many drivers are often confused about how to safely share the road with trucks. 70 to 75 percent of all truck-related auto fatalities are caused by car drivers, according to AAA and the Department of Transportation. Safe highway merging and stopping distances are essential for highway driving. To quiz your knowledge on truck safety, consider the following questions.
Where is the largest blind spot on a large truck?
The right side of the truck. If possible, avoid passing a truck on the right side.
True or False: Big trucks have more tires and larger brakes so they can stop faster than smaller vehicles.
False. It takes a loaded truck traveling 60 mph the length of a football field to come to a stop.
How many lives could be saved by staying out of trucks’ blind spots?
Approximately 1,300 lives per year in the United States are lost in crashes where vehicles are in a truck’s blind spot. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 35 percent of all fatal accidents with large trucks occur in blind spots.
What is a safe traveling distance for a car when following a truck on the highway?: Stay 20 car lengths behind the truck so you have time to react to any changes in the road ahead including debris or accidents. Keep the trucks’ mirrors in your sight at all times.

The shaded yellow areas are blind spots.

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My new baby!!! Bandito2

I picked up Bandit2 late yesterday afternoon and put him to the test. I rode from Windsor over 128 to Spanish Flat, by accident and then onward through Winters making my way via backroads to Sacramento. A lovely inaugural ride, complete with some twistie road, a bit o’ freeway and nightfall. He preformed brilliantly!!
The route

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