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October 2009

Slow riding

I practiced slow riding for a while before getting on the busy NYC streets. The reason is, the better you are at riding slow, the more control you have over your bike. This is basically what I did and a suggestion on how to practice riding slow… First, your bike …

People behind the Art of Rebellion show

There’s nothing like the camaraderie of a community. A lot of people from the biker community and enthusiasts attended the Harley-Davidson art show. The common thread, two-wheeled motorized vehicles. I had the opportunity to meet many of the artists who were part of the Art of Rebellion show. Each person’s …

"Organ Donor"

Motorcyclists are sometimes referred to as “organ donors” for an obvious reason. There’s most likely nothing more dangerous on the roads and streets than riding motorcycles. The reality is, few people with driver’s licenses sign up to be organ donors, yet there is a waiting list of people waiting for …

*sigh*

I sold my car today. It’s sad. My car took me across the country and back. Lots of great memories. But now that I’m riding a motorcycle, the car isn’t needed anymore. I don’t have to take the subway for $2.25. And if I need an automobile, I can rent …

First highway trip

For this past weekend, we had planned for me to take my first highway ride out to Pennsylvania to visit Jason’s family. All week, I went back and forth between riding Georgia and riding bitch with Jason. I hadn’t yet ridden on a bike more than a couple miles at …

The Shoei RF-1000

I spent the last 2 and a half months looking for the right helmet for me. When I first started shopping, I had no idea what to look for and didn’t know how a helmet should fit. I also had no idea about different brands: Arai, Bieffe, Shoei, Bell, HJC, …

Oil change on a CL360

My bike is from 1975. It sat around for years, then the last owner never rode her. So, needless to say, Georgia needed some work. To pass inspection, the tires and fork seals were replaced, carburetors and fuel lines cleaned, and she got a new horn. What didn’t happen at …

Lane splitting

Lane splitting is not legal in New York State, but I think it should be, especially because air-cooled engines need to be in motion to prevent from overheating. Did that once before. Riders split lanes anyway, passing slow or stopped traffic to get ahead. I haven’t ridden between lanes yet, …