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    Florence Preps

    East-coastal peeps... howya doin? OBX... lookin at you here. Double-checked the 100/500yr floodplain maps and my parents aren't in either (neither are my Sis and BIL), but it's looking like a very...
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    Part of the reason there is a need to maintain...

    Part of the reason there is a need to maintain entry speed with the throttle is the physics of rolling circumference. He talks a lot about making the circle bigger or smaller, but doesn’t...
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    I saw the dates and thought "Holy necro-post,...

    I saw the dates and thought "Holy necro-post, Batman", but instead of having someone making a clueless observation... it's on point! I can't quite make out the details due to picture compression......
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    Kelly saw the news about the crash on facebook. ...

    Kelly saw the news about the crash on facebook. So sorry for your loss.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1xAUfdK9FE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1xAUfdK9FE
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    Off the bike for awhile...

    ...due to smoke inhalation. Not of the house fire type, but the raging-giant-forest-fire type.

    Between being sick last week and sorting out some foibles with the new (to us) truck, I hadnít...
  7. It’s been a couple of years since I lived about 3...

    It’s been a couple of years since I lived about 3 miles off the paved road down a mostly gravel, but often sand-washed road, so my skills are probably pretty dusty. That said, the biggest thing I...
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    Executive function example: My first trackday at...

    Executive function example: My first trackday at Inde Motorsports Park with AZridered. At the end of the first session:

    AZridered - "What type of airplane was that parked on the inside of turn...
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    Echoing what's already been said, that's an...

    Echoing what's already been said, that's an awesome selection as a beginner bike. Similar to the other entry-level bikes (CB300R, Ninja 250/300/400, R3), you're going to have plenty of power... I...
  10. Poll: It's 'new' on a showroom floor, and has been for...

    It's 'new' on a showroom floor, and has been for 4 years. Should be able to do better than that 7k number. In any case, I'd go new for the reasons mentioned: Warranty, air conditioned storage, and...
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    Snuck in a ride today since the rain was forecast...

    Snuck in a ride today since the rain was forecast to hold off until 8pm and I'll be out of town all week next week. Of course it's supposed to snow in the DC area this weekend since that's where I'm...
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    -USB battery bank. Just remember to pull it out...

    -USB battery bank. Just remember to pull it out every quarter and throw electrons at it. Not for recharging the phone fully, just to make sure there’s spare juice if the phone dies and I need it.
    ...
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    Have dead-guy parts in my left knee. Longer...

    Have dead-guy parts in my left knee. Longer rides can aggravate it, but here are a couple of things which help:

    -Doing 'air squats' on the bike: Put your weight on the footpegs, but don't stand...
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    GP-shift pattern (1 up, 5 down) allows for more...

    GP-shift pattern (1 up, 5 down) allows for more assertive upshifts. After switching one bike, and then another, and another... I’m not sure I’ll ever switch back. It just makes more sense to me, for...
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    FWIW, I’ve had an extender on my front wheel...

    FWIW, I’ve had an extender on my front wheel since the Concours was almost new, and have had zero issue with rocks. Rocks large enough to be a problem won’t stick in the tire and get carried high...
  16. Anybody else notice the whole thing was headed up...

    Anybody else notice the whole thing was headed up by the former external relations manager for Indian? Wait, the guy who had to try and figure out how to market both Victory and Indian motorcycles...
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    Oh, the ability is always there. It's just that...

    Oh, the ability is always there. It's just that somehow, given the proper impetus, the result is nigh inevitable. ;)
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQEBzauVIlA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQEBzauVIlA
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    Bit of a necro thread, since it hasn't been...

    Bit of a necro thread, since it hasn't been posted in since '14. Of course I posted in it back in '08, '10, and '12, I think. As such, NONE of my astrophotos would have been posted here, which is a...
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    Back in the saddle.

    Made the PCS trip from VA to NorCal, and finally got settled enough to get space to work on the bike in the garage. Sorted out the leaky fork seal, cleaned up the front of the motor enough to get a...
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    I have an older pair of Joe Rocket...

    I have an older pair of Joe Rocket Thinsulate-lined gloves that are good by themselves into the 30's. 75 gram IIRC. Combined with heated grips I was good to the mid teens, but only for about 1/2 an...
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    This. The GoPros I've owned have all produced far...

    This. The GoPros I've owned have all produced far and away the best footage at their price point. FAR and away. Audio on-camera has gotten better, but is still sometimes iffy. "Start" and "Stop"?...
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    Much better outcome than expected based on the...

    Much better outcome than expected based on the thread title. Good to hear he's okay.
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    Nice find!

    Nice find!
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    Oh, I love the hell outta some sporks. KFC FTW! ...

    Oh, I love the hell outta some sporks. KFC FTW! The /troll tag at the end was an attempt to note that I was basically just being contrary for its own sake. But as a comparison to the 'does most...
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