Mucho Caliente!!!!!!!! – 26 of 29

Dipping into the archives a bit more here but not as far back, with the move to the new apartment I haven’t had a lot of riding time.  That is until today!  But until I get those pics up you have to settle for the following!

This is a pic from another adventure I had this summer when i was…………..by myself!  I popped the tube and had to change the tire in 90+ degree heat in the shade.  I almost ran out of water and ended up having to ride out on a flat tire since I couldn’t get the tube patched after three tries.  The worst part is I got out of the trail and all I had that was cold in my truck was a corona so I drank that…….it’s like 95% water anyways right?

 

 

This was a big o sh*t moment for me as I had never changed a tube with just tire irons before.  I was prepared though and had everything including the pump with me but still couldn’t get it right!  What’s a big o sh*t moment for you?  Were you prepared for the worst?

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You did what?! – 25 of 29

When I first bought my Ducati 1098 I had grand dreams of riding everywhere on it.  I did follow through on most of them and my 2nd summer of ownership I took a solo trip to the dragon from NY.  I spent four and half days and 2000+ miles on a torture rack of an italian motorcycle.  It rained it poured the temps dipped below reasonable levels and the sun did peek out every once and a while.  O and not to mention the time I hit the killswitch at 80mph at 11pm at night still 700 miles from home……..I panicked thinking the bike died on me!  But it just made everything that much more fun!  I couldn’t think of a better steed for the trip as it made every single turn that much more exciting.  This is a picture from it.

Of course afterwards advil was my best friend for the next week!  This is so far my greatest motorcycle trip yet I need to do it again sometime.  Or maybe go somewhere else like cross country on the same bike! I have a whole ride report for it too i’ll have to post it some time.  What is your favorite trip?

 

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Ye Olde Shipwreck! – 24 of 29

I don’t know when they got here or how they got here but while riding around in a snowstorm on some quads we came upon these shipwrecks on our local beaches.  I have lived here my entire life and never seen them until now, it is a really cool sight.

You can spot them on the google maps right here.

Arial View

 

The prop is metal so it can’t be too old.

 

Another cool thing about living on this island, I hope one day to get into scuba diving and see what lays under the water near these and other spots on the island.  What unknown records of decades past do you have out by you?

 

This post is part of a series pioneered by fuzzygalore.com, we are trying to post a picture every day for February!  Can you do 29 in 29?!  Here is a list of the participants, make sure you stop in and say hi!

 

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http://bluekat78.blogspot.com/

 

http://2wheelersrevisited.blogspot.com/

 

http://karinajean.com/wp/

 

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22 of 29 – Happy Birthday Fuzzy, and “who’s the u-boat commander?”

First off, Happy Birthday Fuzzy :)

 

For today’s photo, a little credit for our friend Lou – a couple of years ago, we spent a day down in the Pine Barrens in NJ with Lou and a mutual friend.  I love Lou because of his, like so many of our friends, “all in” attitude – he goes big or doesn’t go at all – and when he saw this huge puddle out in front, he figured “go big”, wacked the throttle open, and tore in expecting to blaze through the deep water.

 

That lasted about 1 second, before he went ass over teakettle and submarined his 450 into the muck. It took three of us a good 5 minutes to get him un-suctioned. It took another 15 minutes for us to stop laughing.

 

Lou rocks.

Who`s the u-boat commander?

Who`s the u-boat commander?

 

This post is part of a series inspired by fuzzygalore.com – we are trying to post a moto picture every day for February!  Can you do 29 in 29?!

21 of 29 – Three wheels of utter terror

In this photo we have the seemingly innocuous Scootcar, rented in San Francisco a couple of years ago under the advisement of one FuzzyGalore.  Notice she’s not the sucker tasked with piloting that three-wheeled death trap.

Three wheels of utter terror

Three wheels of utter terror

 

Now, if you are considering driving in one around on relatively horizontal roadways, they are reasonably unsafe.  The vibrating wheel and loose front end make up for the complete lack of brakes and/or acceleration.  Bend or lean the road on any plane and it becomes exponentially more difficult to control.

 

Clearly unsatisfied with any garden-variety danger level, we decided a good vehicle test would be to take it down Lombard street (the curviest street in the galaxy, I think).

At the top of Lombard there were a good handful of people cheering us on – and let’s be honest, I’m pretty sure they were hoping for a fiery crash.  We navigated the road without incident, but at the bottom is a long decline where at one point I looked over at Fuzzy and remarked that my leg was going to fall off from pressing the drum brakes, the car was not stopping and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to keep us from riding through the intersection out of control.

 

 

 

This post is part of a series inspired by fuzzygalore.com – we are trying to post a moto picture every day for February!  Can you do 29 in 29?!