My buddy Dan from TI had a ride going this weekend with some friends of his. Jim from TI showed up also. I thought we were going to hit Crystal Lake but turned out we went up to Ojai. It’s a long trek up there, and thank GOD Ojai Gas has a bathroom. Continue reading
I normally ride on Black Friday while other people are killing each other to buy made-in-China crap they don’t need. Apparently the weather didn’t get my ride invite.
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The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released their motorcycle theft stats for 2012, showing a small 1% decline in the total number of thefts. Not surprising are the top 5 in sheer number of thefts – Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, and Harley Davidson.
Also rounding out the top 5 by state are – California, Florida, Texas, North Carolina, and Indiana. The official report drills pretty deep into the locational data, which you can read here. I won’t bore you with the details, but you can see some summary tables below
At Two Slow, we take a benevolent view to most drivers. We know you’re not trying to kill us, you’re just driving a 4,000 pound, sound proof entertainment center. Hell, just the other day I saw a commercial where they were bragging about the noise reduction capability of their new truck’s cab. People don’t look for us on bikes, their brain isn’t trained to see anything smaller than a Honda CRV, they can’t hear us because their cars are hermetically sealed with double pane windows, and they’re too busy texting or talking on the phone to notice us trying to get to work.
Here in California, lane sharing (lane splitting, splitting traffic, et al) is legal as long it is done safely. The CHP has issued guidelines for motorcyclists and motorists to follow. Shockingly, however, I continually have non-riders ask me questions: ”Do you split lanes?” ”Isn’t that illegal?” ”It’s unsafe, why do you do it?” ”What should I do when I see a bike splitting?” ”Why did that guy look/wave/glare at me?” ”Why did that guy give me the finger?” And so and so forth. I can’t possibly cover every single situation or explain every single rider’s behavior (just like I don’t expect you to explain every driver’s behavior), but maybe we can come to some common ground. Read on to learn how to be a good lane sharing partner.
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Had a night off and took advantage
Jon had been hankering for a while to ride ACH and the timing just never worked out. When I was going, he couldn’t make it. When he was free, I wasn’t. Not that I needed to be there, I’m am by far NOT an expert at riding ACH (or riding anything, for that matter). But it’s nice to have someone familiar when you’re hitting a new road. Everything was going great until…
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It was a blustery day. I managed to wake up early so I headed out to Cars and Coffee in Irvine.