Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wheelie a motorcycle -- advice from an expert

Everything you wanted to know but was afraid to ask:

Motorcycle racer loses rear wheel !!


Maxime Berger’s Ducati 1198 loses its rear wheel at Donington Park (a race track in the UK).
“The ring broke and I was lucky because he broke into a slow corner,” says Berger. “I found myself on the ground without knowing what happened.”

Check out the full story at (click the title or the pic below).

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

SENA Bluetooth headset & intercom for motorcycles

I wish I knew if this headset was a good as claimed in the review (click the title or the graphic below for the review). I've purchased many intercom / communication systems only to be disappointed with their real-world performance. If you have any experience with this unit, please chime in.


Monday, March 28, 2011

Scooter trikes

I guess if they keep publishing 'em, I'll keep posting 'em.

Here's a new take on trikes (click the pic or the title for more):

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Canadian brothers set world record for motorcycling trip

It's official. The two now hold the Guinness World Record for the "Longest Journey by Motorcycle in a Single Country": roughly 11,000 miles in China.

Cool, eh?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

AMA's 15 best motorcycling roads

Click the title above for the article as it appeared in several local newspapers (the one above links to the Sacramento Bee). Here's the gist:

AMA polled its members for the best motorcycling roads in the US. 15 were chosen. Here's the list in the requisite reverse order. I'm quite happy to say I've ridden 4 of the 15 (shown highlighted below)! The other 11 are being put on my plan-to-do list.... :)

15. Washington Route 129 and Oregon Route 3, Clarkston, Wash., to Enterprise, Ore.
14. Ohio Route 170, Calcutta to Poland.
13. California Route 58, McKittrick to Santa Margarita.
12. U.S. Route 33, Harrisonburg, Va., to Seneca Rocks, W.Va.
11. Natchez Trace, from Natchez, Miss., to Nashville, Tenn.
10. Angeles Crest Highway, California Route 2.
9. U.S. Route 12, Lolo Pass, Idaho and Montana.
8. California Route 36.
7. Cherohala Skyway, North Carolina and Tennessee.
6. Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana.
5. California Route 1, Pacific Coast Highway.
4. U.S. Route 550, from Ouray to Durango, Colo.
3. U.S. Route 129 -- The Tail of the Dragon -- on the North Carolina-Tennessee border.
2. Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina.
1. Beartooth Highway, Montana and Wyoming.

Keep riding!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Endoscopic camera has nothing to do with motorcycles

Engineers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration have produced a prototype video camera that is the size of a grain of rice. Let's hope this camera gets fully developed quickly.

This is very relevant to motorcyclists who ride to their next colonoscopy.

Ride safe...ride comfortable...

Thursday, March 3, 2011