Thursday, October 15, 2009

General Motorcycle Knowledge Quiz #05

I took all 5.
Here's my scores:
Test 1: 70% not bad.
Test 2: 70% ditto.
Test 3: 90% genius!
Test 4: 60% uh oh.
Test 5: 60% had to turn in my motorcycle license!

General Motorcycle Knowledge Quiz #05: "
Web Article
Quiz #05... test your general motorcycle knowledge.

That's 50 questions I've managed to get... not bad. If you've got one, send it to me, but please, also send the answer...



Rumormill: Volkswagen interested in Ducati... still

Is this good or bad?

Rumormill: Volkswagen interested in Ducati... still: "

It's a well-known fact that Ferdinand Pich, Chairman of Volkswagen's Board, wishes that the German automaker had purchased Ducati back in 1985 when the Italian bike manufacturer was in dire financial shape.


Friday, October 9, 2009

Never too early to start planning next year's rides - Towns with odd names

Expanding on a suggestion from my riding partner, I'm making plans for "themed rides" for summer 2010 to visit "odd named" towns. Recall in 2008 I canvassed VA for suspension bridges (check out the Archive for May 2008 and on thru the summer months) and had a blast finding and photographing them.

Looking for towns with odd names is a bit different:
First, there's the issue of what constitutes an odd name. For this exercise, an odd named town is a town with a name that I consider odd. (How else are we going to do it?) There's a web site that is collecting odd named towns but it's worldwide (check it out). It occurred to me I might be able to find the names of US Post Offices listed somewhere (I did here). I realize there are probably a host of places with odd names that don't have a Post Office, but I endeavor not to let this riding theme make my head hurt. So, I culled through Virginia's 700+ Post Offices and found 14 that fit my definition of odd named town.

So, be on the look out for future posts.

Keep riding, it's only October!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Dilemma haiku

The commute today.
Choose motorcycle or car?
Two wheels make it right.

-- Post From My iPod touch

Friday, October 2, 2009

Beginner bikes -- a good article

Motorcycle Cruiser magazine posted a good piece on cruisers that are sized and have a power delivery that make them good for new riders. Check it out: Click me.

-- Post From My iPod touch