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    It is a bit far for me as well. 942 miles by...

    It is a bit far for me as well. 942 miles by back roads according to Google Maps. Probably a three or four day ride for me.

    But I am meeting my brother to play disc golf in Kentucky in early...
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    That is true. It is safer to set the line at...

    That is true. It is safer to set the line at zero.
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    And the risk of injury is considerably less,...

    And the risk of injury is considerably less, although not zero.



    True.

    I also find sugar makes me sleepy. I avoid soda and candy on long trips. I can drive all day on water and beef...
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    We did a less rigorous examination of the impact...

    We did a less rigorous examination of the impact of beer on bowling in college league play. We concluded that up to two beers bowling ability improved, after that, it declined.
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    I agree with this. I will not text and drive. I...

    I agree with this. I will not text and drive. I judge my 0.04% alcohol self to be less impaired than my texting self. But I will talk on the phone while driving a car. I will not talk on the...
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    The distinction for me is that a motorcycle is...

    The distinction for me is that a motorcycle is more demanding to operate and therefore impairment is more hazardous.
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    I wonder if this is actually true or whether it...

    I wonder if this is actually true or whether it appears to be true because we are now testing for Cannabis impairment more now than we did in the past. Perhaps Cannabis impairment has not changed...
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    But mechanically sound and under warranty.

    But mechanically sound and under warranty.
  9. When I raced beach catamarans we called hammers...

    When I raced beach catamarans we called hammers the "Hobie tool". I raced Prindles and we considered ourselves to be more technically capable than Hobie sailors.
  10. Many who are accused of being luddites are not...

    Many who are accused of being luddites are not actually luddites, they just believe that the highest tech solution is not automatically the best solution. For some tasks a hand screwdriver works...
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    Yet Another Blacked Out Bike

    Yet Another Blacked Out Bike
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    Rut Ro Rooks Rike Rubble

    Rut Ro Rooks Rike Rubble
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    Clearly you can make a strong case for spending...

    Clearly you can make a strong case for spending $2K on a nice old Rebel vs $6K on a new one. Especially with your taste for style and mechanical skills. But for somebody who wants new, under...
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    Perhaps the bike I would like the best would be...

    Perhaps the bike I would like the best would be the CB500F but with more old standard looking styling.
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    That Sportster 72 is a nice looking bike. ...

    That Sportster 72 is a nice looking bike. Certainly it makes sense that if that is what you want, it is more cost effective to by that bike than to buy a different bike and customize it to look that...
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    https://mitchellwhale.com/blog/why-motorcycle-insu...

    https://mitchellwhale.com/blog/why-motorcycle-insurance-so-expensive-ontario/

    More displacement is more expensive in the US. But the costs are much less and vary from state to state, even county...
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    That sounds about right.

    That sounds about right.
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    So if I want to get a few chains through these...

    So if I want to get a few chains through these sprockets then changing the chain soon is important.

    If I am going to follow the practice of changing chains and sprockets at the same time, then I...
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    I have looked at several of those videos too. I...

    I have looked at several of those videos too. I am sure I could do it. Does not look that hard. Good to know that I do not need the tool. Although I would probably use one anyway.

    My specific...
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    I have examined the front sprocket and it looks...

    I have examined the front sprocket and it looks really good to me. I have cleaned and lubed the chain a few times without success in getting the kinks out. Although they are really more accurately...
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    The new Rebels appeal to me. I could see myself...

    The new Rebels appeal to me. I could see myself riding one. I suspect they are very reliable, get great gas mileage and handle very easily.
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    Maybe I should buy it and start customizing...

    Maybe I should buy it and start customizing Rebels. I have a sawzall and some wrenches. That all I need... right?!? :crackup:
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    Yes, I think the Rebel would be a contender for...

    Yes, I think the Rebel would be a contender for one of the most efficient commuter bikes. I would say my top commuter bike is the CB500X. Similar fuel economy to the 250 Rebel but I have it set up...
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    An interesting form vs function experiment would...

    An interesting form vs function experiment would be to get an optimally functional commuting bike like a big scooter or a small sport touring bike. Something nimble with sufficient storage. I find...
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    When I am without my top case, I run a cable lock...

    When I am without my top case, I run a cable lock through the arms and pant legs of my gear and lock it to the bike. If I was doing this on a daily basis, I would bring a bag to protect my gear from...
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