It’s all in the POWER!


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I got a message from one our readers on FB and he asked about how we charged our phones while on our trip riding the Triumph Tigers.  The answer is really easy and I thought I would share what works for us and perhaps might assist anyone looking for a charge while out on the road.

Both the BMW and Triumph bikes have a stock powerlet plug, looks like this

This socket mounts on the top of a panel providing a low clearance installation. Unlike cigarette sockets these Powersport Standard Connectors are smaller in size, rated at 15 amps. Continue reading

Long Beach, NY to Long Beach, CA on a $200 Motorcycle


Jamie Robinson

Love this guys attitude about his adventure!

Check out his web site, he is very entertaining!  MoToGeo

by Jamie Robinson

The plan was simple; I was going to ride from Long Beach New York to Long Beach Los Angeles, cheaply and alone. I wanted to prove that you didn’t need the latest bike or accessories in able to have an adventure of a lifetime and of course, do it with the freedom of 2 wheels. I was also going to try and raise some money for ‘Riders for Health’, if I could achieve all that while discovering parts of America that would be more than wonderful.

Just to make it a bit more interesting, mainly for myself, I threw in a few rules; just to make me suffer in one way or another. These were, buy a bike for $200 or less and ride it across the US using only normal roads, no Interstate or Highways. Sleep in a tent every night, use only a small map, no sat navigation, can’t shave or shower until the journey is complete and only buy fuel and food. Whatever the bike needed would have to come out of the $200 budget… if I hadn’t spent it all in one go that is…

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Braking on your motorcycle (Safety Tips)


According to the Hurt Study, in the single vehicle accidents, motorcycle rider errors were present as the accident precipitating factor in about two-thirds of the cases, with the typical error being a slide out and fall due to over braking or running wide on a curve due to excess speed or under-cornering.

Braking is probably the most important action that a rider can perform. Braking allows us to quickly slow down and come to a stop before hitting an obstacle.

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WELCOME Swaziland Population: 1,370,424


WELCOME SWAZILAND #171 COUNTRY TO VISIT OUT BLOG!  LOVE IT! 
 Background
Autonomy for the Swazis of southern Africa was guaranteed by the British in the late 19th century; independence was granted in 1968. Student and labor unrest during the 1990s pressured King MSWATI III, Africa’s last absolute monarch, to grudgingly allow political reform and greater democracy, although he has backslid on these promises in recent years. A constitution came into effect in 2006, but the legal status of political parties remains unclear. The African United Democratic Party tried unsuccessfully to register as an official political party in mid 2006. Talks over the constitution broke down between the government and progressive groups in 2007. Swaziland recently surpassed Botswana as the country with the world’s highest known HIV/AIDS prevalence rate. Continue reading

Myanmar Population: 53,999,804 – Latest Country to visit the BLOG


Some More Geography Lessons with our latest country Myanmar! 170th country to stop by!
 Background
Britain conquered Burma over a period of 62 years (1824-1886) and incorporated it into its Indian Empire. Burma was administered as a province of India until 1937 when it became a separate, self-governing colony; independence from the Commonwealth was attained in 1948. Gen. NE WIN dominated the government from 1962 to 1988, first as military ruler, then as self-appointed president, and later as political kingpin. In September 1988, the military deposed NE WIN and established a new ruling junta. Despite multiparty legislative elections in 1990 that resulted in the main opposition party – the National League for Democracy (NLD) – winning a landslide victory, the junta refused to hand over power. NLD leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient AUNG SAN SUU KYI, who was under house arrest from 1989 to 1995 and 2000 to 2002, was imprisoned in May 2003 and subsequently transferred to house arrest. She was finally released in November 2010. Continue reading

WHITEROCK, BC on a sunny Day


May 26th 2012

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What a beautiful day!  Cheryl and I got to go out for a ride today without work on our minds and nothing but sun.  It is unusual for us to ride in all SUN but we will take this.  Also I realized something today, I think I can make anything into a BLOG post.  So many around me especially Cheryl asks…..”What the hell are you blogging about now?”  Well, not sure but I keep posting it seems.  It’s fun, I am learning things as this BLOG grows and most importantly it’s a constructive distraction from everyday life.  So, I guess that is what I am blogging about….everything and anything that seems interesting.

Even today’s little ride to lunch was fun.  Taking pictures does not take away from our riding it adds to it.  This blog is a journal of our trips, our lives and the many things we find interesting.  That’s what it is all about….nothing more nothing less.  I think I have answered that question, “what the Hell am I Blogging about!”  ;-)

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Beautiful Sunny Saturday!


What do on this gorgeous day when I am not even on call for work?  We are going to ride to White Rock, a cute little town on the water here in BC.  For the folks who do not know our Province of course I shall post pictures later here on the blog.  I love sharing where we live and certainly recommend coming to BC to ride!  More later!

 

Zero Motorcycles’ customized 2012 DS is a stealth-like police bike


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Zero Motorcycles has developed a specialized police version of its 2012 Zero DS that aims to give law enforcement and security agencies a fuel-free and silent tactical advantage.

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