Thursday, April 25, 2013

US Motorcycle Fatalities Increased 9% in 2012 - News

The report says the higher fatalities is because we had record high temperatures last spring. The thought being the longer the riding season the more riders on the road and, I guess, the greater likelihood that riders will be killed. If true, then the high fatalities should be limited to those states where a longer riding season matters, and conversely, the fatalities should be level or have gone down in southern states where the riding season isn't as affected by temperatures.

Hmmm....that's pretty consistent with the data.

That's too bad.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

What is Horsepower and Torque?

Get your calculators out. This short article does a good job of explaining how intertwined horsepower is with torque. But the bottom line is this: torque is measured, horsepower is calculated.

Happy reading!

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Rossi vs Stoner at Laguna Seca ’08 -- an incredible motorcycle race

You cannot watch this video and not say "Wow...Wow".
You have to say it twice.
Hold out for the press statements at the end. They're both entertaining.

Isle of Man TT--stunning video of motorcycle racing

A stunning video. Some shots from the point of view of the motorcyclist.
These guys are crazy. Truly. It's scary watching it.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

I hate motorcycle chains

I hate chains.
I hate how grimy they get.
I hate how they sling lubricant everywhere.
But most of all, I hate how high maintenance they are.
I hate chains.

Friday, April 12, 2013