Thursday, May 28, 2009

Killer Article

This one nails bike riders square on the head.

A Must Read.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I'm Still Alive

Hey, I'm here, just been busy and lazy.

Friday and Saturday will be Demo Days at Hal's HD & Buell. Come out and see me. I'll be helping out with the demo rides.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Motocycle Stuff

So you are wondering what else I have been up to? What's the Slimey Crud Run thing you got on the schedule. I, my friend, have been riding the motorcycle. The Buell now has over 3400 miles on it.

2009.05.01 002

I had vacation today because I took today and Monday off for Trans Iowa many months ago. With me not going to Iowa, I decided to keep the days off for some recharge time.

Today Barb and I put down over 200 miles on the Buell 2 up. It was windy as hell as we headed out to our first stop. The stop was supposed to be the Region 4 WI/IL photo tag. But correct name, wrong location. We road over to Sauk City via the freeway since the radar looked like we were going to get poured on. The wind was nasty, but good training for me since I haven't road 2 up in that type of wind. We got to the place and I noticed right off that it just didn't look right. But, we did this run for food, so in we went for some breakfast. And good food it was. While there we find out that they also have another place in Cambria. So off we go. The weather was getting better, not quite so windy and the sun was trying to come out. So, we get there and have some pie. Cambria reminds me of up north. Small town, but nice people. So the tags were done and off to home we headed. So it was a nice long day on the bike.

Tomorrow should be more of the same. The Brew City Thunderbike guys are heading up to Road America for the motorcycle races. Should be a fun day.

Then on Sunday is the Slimey Crud Run. I'll be riding again with the Brew City Thunderbike guys.

Photos from GLR 200k Brevet

The GLR 200k Brevet is in the books. 8.5 hours in the rain, whew......

2009.04.28 002

It was a long day in the rain and I only completed about 70 miles on the Fargo. That bike is good in theory, but poor in execution on the road. Maybe if I had killer legs, it would work. I don't have those though, so I took what I got. As Little E would say, It is what it is.

It started out with finding out that the Fargo didn't fit on the Neon with the wind deflector installed. The front rack hit. Needless to say, I wasn't taking the rack off, so the deflector was easily removed.

The day was good though. Even though I was cold, wet and tired, I was still happy. The Hammer products I used rocked all day long. Caffe Latte Perpetuem is awesome in a high calorie bottle. I wasn't sure how it was going to work, but as usual, it did not let me down. This new product is most definitely something that everyone should try. I was bundled up in the rain and that is the worst for electrolytes. I was pounding 6 Endurolytes an hour for 4 to 5 hours and then my legs started to cramp up, so I started taking 2 more on the bottom of the hour. That helped a ton, but man, I was wiped when I finished. I'm really glad I didn't go to Trans Iowa with this state of fitness. It would have been a really short ride.