12 April 2016

FZ1 Mod: Hard Luggage

My budget solution:  Chivi.

Every since last year's rally I've been obsessed with replacing my soft saddlebags with hard luggage.  When I bought the saddlebags, I researched hard luggage and realized I didn't want to invest close to $1,000 on something that I believed my softbags would do just fine.

11 April 2016

Maintenance: Fork Service

10 April 2016:  Fork Service Weekend.

I’d delayed, postponed it for as long as I could but the time had come when no more delay were possible. Delaying it not because I didn’t want to do it. There were some lupus reasons and other life reasons that caused them but I finally got myself moving.

07 November 2015

DIY Heated Gear Upgrade

Since I launched my blog 5 years ago with diy heated gloves, much better technology is available to the diyer.  When it was time to remake my gloves a couple of years ago, I chose not to because the wiring was annoying.

04 November 2015

Trip Report: FZ1OA Octoberfest

October 9 – 11, 2015:  FZ1OA Octoberfest

The gatherings with the members of the FZ1OA have started to feel as much like renuions than rally.  I often say it's my FZ1 family and the rallys are a family reunion.  This one felt more like that than any of the others.

26 October 2015

Trip Preview: FZ1OA Octoberfest

October 9 - 11, 2015.  I still have to type the report but here are two of the three videos from the weekend.  Slow laptop makes video editing more of a chore than it already is.

I left home at the butt crack of dawn to get to TWoS in time for the Friday morning ride.  Cruzman helped me get the tent up enough to claim a spot.  Then I rushed setting up the cameras using the handlebar and rear rack since it was the easiest.

After a night and morning of rain I wasn't too keen on a long ride.  Wet roads and rolling fog made for an interesting run.

Look for one more video from walking around TWoS.

Thanks for reading, 
patrice, theWolfTamer

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