Fumes

rideIconRunning on fumes.  We’ve all said it before.  Last time I ran out of gas I was luckily in my driveway, wondering why my bike wouldn’t start.  I usually fill up after 160 miles, maybe 180.  That day with a coughing, weezing bike in my driveway, I had 211 miles on the tank.  The other day leaving work for my 20 mile commute, the fuel pump primed and made a funny noise.

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Boot Repair – Anthony’s Leatherworks

Gear ReviewMy Dainese Torque Out boots have seen a lot of miles.  Maybe not as much as some folks, but I figure in almost 8 years they’ve seen over 70,000 miles.  That’s a lot of riding, walking, standing around for boots meant to be on foot pegs.  About 20,000 miles ago, the soles started to separate from the boots.  I tried a few Home Depot remedies but nothing lasted very long.  A few months ago one of the soles started to crack so I figured it was time for some repair.

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Glendora Mtn Road Feb 8

rideIconI had a day off work so I decided to take a spin up to GMR.  I’d heard the road up to Crystal Lake was damaged and closed so I wanted to see what was going on.  GMR is so close, it’s a quick getaway with minimal freeway time and I’m not so far out in the hinterland if something goes bad.  After my electrical problem on ACH a while back I’m a little hesitant to head out that far again, especially alone.

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Smog City Brewery Jan 30

partyIconGot a message for my buddy Jim about going to Smog City today for some limited release he was part of.  I’m never one to turn down the chance to try a new brewery so I made sure my schedule was clear and then off we went.  Picked up our buddy Jorge on the way, who I haven’t seen in a long time, so it was great to catch up with the guys, meet some new people, try some new beers, and bring home some souvenirs.

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