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  Last summers August adventure had already started, (see previous blog post) I had made my way to my uncles house in Boise after spending a restless night in Ogden UT, a place I am not so impressed with - being that it is the home of the IRS, or at least that is the place where I sent my tax returns? I was surprised at how pedestrian the place was - not nearly as nice as SLC just south of there, but not ugly by any means - its ju

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

Progress? Well maybe

My previous post talked about how confused I was when I stepped off the Ducati. I am now thinking that it wasn't the kind of bike I was looking for. This afternoon I stepped off another test ride, this time something a little less exotic - a Suzuki GSXR-600. This was a 2012 version, I have also ridden a 2006 version a few years ago (that wasn't a test ride, it was a loaner bike), and the feeling I had on that was sort of the feeling I expected on the Ducati, but didn't. The 2012 bike gave me

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

Coeur d'Alene or Bust, my ride to Idaho

Every year I take at least two long out of state trips - usually associated with vfrd in some fashion or another, this last year 2011 was no exception. August is usually the time sombody organizes a PNW rally, usually in Canada or in Oregon - Superfunk, Choco, or Didit being the characters most involved with that in the last 3 years. I try to come when I can, time and money are the only thing holding me back, and usually those things are not so bad. I am thankful to have a decent job with lots o

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

INTRO BLOG

Hello Cleveland! Rock n Roll! ( ... from Spinal Tap ) Just got my first bike, first Interceptor. Took the bike for a test ride before I bought it, and was instantly hooked, by the V4 rush! 1999 VFR with 17K miles. Wasnt really taken care of though. Maybe sat outside. Cracked bodywork, scrapes. Been down Got it in December so my ride time has been limited. Yet with the mild winter, Ive gotten some good rides in. Thats till I found a giant gash in my rear tire. And that started the sno

PanzerAstridBears

PanzerAstridBears

Confounded and Confused

Recently Mrs suggested that maybe it’s time to look into a new bike. My 2004 VFR800, I’ve had since, well 2004, and I’m not silly enough to seek confirmation of her suggestion (in case she changes her mind). I’ve had my eye on this recently. Though not the yellow one. Ducati Streetfighter 848 Yesterday morning I got to have a ride of the Demo bike at the dealership. First impressions (compared to my VFR) very narrow at the seat, but taller felt like the front was m

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

2007 Ozarks Oddessy

NEW VIDEO BELOW - updated chapter 4 I had a forced vacation from work for two weeks so why not take a trip, the roads west are full of sand and snow so I decided to head east where Spring has already taken hold. The original plan was to leave early Thursday March 29th and make it as far east as possible but Rapidsnipe convinced me to stop over in OKC to spend the night and ride to the Ozarks together. So as usual I woke up at 4am all messed up turned on the weather channel to see that a tor

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

If you're going to break down somewhere

So if you're going to break down somewhere, where could be better than at the mechanics.... My VFR is due for rego this coming week which in NSW requires an inspection. These are done at basically almost any car related place. Most mechanics (car, bike, truck) and tyre shops are accredited inspectors. They plug some details into a website and the 1 of three parts of your renewal is complete. Been raining almost non stop since tuesday with much the same last week and more of the same expected n

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

New PC and Lost Stuff

Well, as you may or may have not noticed, I've been off the air for a little bit. Work has been a little busier and my home PC decided to go the way of Buell last week. So, I'm writting you today from my new PC. I got it from www.ibuypower.com and it's a pretty sweet rig. Intel i7, GeForge 560 2GB video card, Sound Blaster Audigy SE, 8GB of DDR3 1600, 1 TB hardrive, liquid cooled in a cool tower with touch screen temp. control. The sadest part is that the old PC was ok, but the hard drive

billyjackjimbob

billyjackjimbob

Should have bought a boat...

Well January is almost finished and since the work ride I haven't had a chance to go for a ride. Sure I've done my normal commutes, but no recreational rides. Christmas Holidays wasn't really a good time, my Mrs worked most of it, so I was looking after the kids... they are several years from being old enough to be left on their own. Secondly, the police runs a double demerit point system in most holiday periods so whilst the chance of a ticket is small the way I ride the repercussions are seve

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

Jan 8th. 240 Miles.... Monk & Maker's Mark!

Another nice day here in central KY for January and some friends and I managed to roll up about 240 miles. Our destination, the little town of Lorretta, KY. Home of the Maker's Mark distillery and the Abby of Gethsemani, home of the Bourbon Fudge Monks. We chose this area for it's rolling hills and winding roads. Nothing like the mountains of eastern KY but a very beautiful and fun area to ride. The day started with breakfast at in Berea at the Dinner Bell where I had steak & eggs with

billyjackjimbob

billyjackjimbob

Jan. 7th and 60 degrees.

Got some riding in today and anytime you can start a blog in January like that, living in Kentucky, well it has been a good day. Today's 60 degree high was a far cry from the 42 car pile up due to ice and snow on Monday. And after a few chores this morning, and lunch with Carri, it was time to get some cruising on the VFR done. Called up Kenny and some other riding buds to see who else was up for a ride. With UK playing at 4:00 many here in the bluegrass state were already a pitcher in at

billyjackjimbob

billyjackjimbob

So Far Ahead of the Curve it's CrAzY!

Good Tuesday morning to ya! Cold morning here in South Central, Kentucky that is... Jan.1st it was 57 degrees and sunny. I worked in the yard and cleaned out the garage with only a sweat shirt. But the thing about Kentucky weather, if you don't like it wait an hour and most likely it will change. Yesterday moring the low was about 40, which turned out to be the high. Winds from the North East picked up and the temps dropped like a Led Zepplin. (great band not so great means of transporta

billyjackjimbob

billyjackjimbob

Happy New Year!

2012 here we go! Things I am looking forward to in 2012. 1. Getting married. Feb 18th! 2. Watching my 49ers playing in the playoffs for the first time in over a decade. Don't think anyone is favored to beat the Packers, but can't wait to see what we can do. 3. Episode 3 of Caliparri's Cats! Should be another final four run for my Kentucky Wildcats but again thats the beauty of March Madness. You never know. 4. TMAC. Hoping to see lots of old friends and share the event with local

billyjackjimbob

billyjackjimbob

New Years Eve...eve. HA!

It's the last work day of 2011 and I'm trying to leave early.. why? Hell, I don't know why. No one else is here maybe?? Anyway.. It's warm day for the end of December, but my 45 mile commute just isn't welcoming to early morning rides in the 30's. So, maybe I can get home in time to take a spin around the back roads outside of Berea before dark. Some friend that are off for the holiday are taking a trip to Iron Pony mega-store in Columbus, OH. Wishing I was with them. If you've never be

billyjackjimbob

billyjackjimbob

The End of 2011 and the Beginning of a Blog!

As 2011's death rattle can be herd in the not so far off distance, I found myself bored at work. Which lead to surfing and to the enlightenment that VFD has not been block by the IT Nazis. So, why not start a blog! Let me start off by saying that 2011 was a year of highs and lows but ended on a good run of highs. Any of you who have me as a friend on Facebook may or may not remember that the first half of the year I was stuck working 7 days a week 70-90 hours a week. This does nothing good

billyjackjimbob

billyjackjimbob

Meeting Ajourned

Work insisted that I attend a meeting in Canberra. The nation's Capital, about 2.5 hours away on the Hume Highway (or Doom Boreway). Unfortunately as I was attending a different meeting away from work for the two days before that it was going to be really awkward to organise a car from work, the normal way to head to Canberra. With a grin, I decided that the most convenient solution was to ride down. Watching the forecasts from about a week prior, they steadily improved from predicting solid ra

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

Briars at Bowral

(EDIT: Added google route) So, time for another ride. Another start at work with the crowd. I've missed a few rides, but many of the usual suspects were in attendance. Again a wide range of folks, brought together by our shared love of bikes, rides and service to our nation. A wide range of folks means a wide range of bikes - the learners, the trailies, several cruisers, a couple of sports, and of course the sports tourers (me). 14 in all, so a big turnout. We hit the road almost directly sout

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

(Almost) a day at the Races

I needed to complete some photo work for my course, and the final round of the Australian Superbikes was about 10 mins from my house, so bright and early on Sunday I headed for the track. I was about halfway there when I realised exactly how bright and how early it was.... about 0630. I started to wonder if the track would even be unlocked when I got there. As it was I did get in, about the same time that the first mechanics arrived to start work. As you can see it was a bit of a ghost

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

Benefit Ride For Salon Meritage Victims Families

So the wife, as my passenger, and I went on a benefit ride today. It was held by the Nimbus Motorcycle Club USA in support of the families of the victims of the Salon Meritage shooting on October 12, 2011 in Seal Beach California. Since the wife and I spend a lot of time in Seal Beach we felt compelled to join in with these good people to try and help the families who suffered the loss of loved ones in this tragic event. When we left the house it was 46F degrees but the sun was shining bright,

Duc2V4

Duc2V4

Chasing Pirates in the Ozarks

http://www.vfrdiscussion.com/forum/videos/491/pigchasingpirates.mp4   I was itching for another out of state ride, the NY ride was going on around the same time up in the Catskills but boy I just could not swing that much time off it takes 4 days just to get there reasonably and no way I am gonna ride interstate the whole way out there! I decided I wanted to ride the Ozarks again. So I contacted a bunch of vfrd people who live relatively close to the Ozarks and a few who live close

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

Report Card Time

This week I took my VFR in for a major service. I've been after a "second opinion" for a while. It's not that I'm not happy with the place I normally take it, but I've never heard anything good about the place, though no one can give me specifics. A mate offered to pick me up and drop me off so I booked her into a smaller workshop that has a very high reputation. The bike has 116,000km on it and it has been a fair while (time wise) since it's last major service. Late afternoon the shop called.

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

From: VFR1200F Valve Inspection

I began with a strip down of the basic plastic removal around 3am in the morning, I work nights anyway and well it is a quiet time for me with no interruptions from nosy family members! That took no time at all I am getting pretty good at removing the plastic. Yes you have to remove all that just to get to the front spark plugs, lucky they use high mileage iridium spark plugs with a 30k lifetime

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

The Bishops To Victor Loop

Veefalo and Pikes Peak South face of Pikes Peak Facebook can be a pain sometimes but for the most part it seems to bring people together, a guy I knew from work Dave C I friended on FB and I have been keeping tabs on whats going on with him in the last few months. He is working at a new job now and life for him has been a bit rough as of late, lots of drama, he just wants to start over somewhere else but he is stuck for the moment due to circumstances and sometimes the only respite is a mot

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HispanicSlammer

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