Where are you on your motorcycle journey? It's what you've been through to get to the rider you are today. If this was a video game,what level would you be at? If you've read my Joining the Boxer club post recently, you'll have an idea of where I was on that journey. That was BEFORE my recent trip to California. Going to Raw Hyde was like warp zones from mario brothers, allowing me to quickly get through levels in a very compacted amount of time. The short version is, I bought a used bike from raw hyde, then went to them for a 2 day Intro to Adventure course, followed by a 2 day adventure in the desert (BCA). Read on for more detail....Read More
Christmas is a great time of year, but for jewish folk like me, its just another night. Either way, i can't work as everything is closed, so i took this opportunity to get a little camping trip in. It's early winter, not too cold out yet. I enrolled a few other local jewish buddies, and we had our first JMC. Jewish Motorcycle Christmas.Read More
Great day riding. Mixed and matched two of my buddies and even added a new one today. The four of us met at a cafe in Dumbo. Had a cup and started up north. We followed a track I found online. Unfortunately the track took us through the Bronx local streets to get up to cold spring harbor. Wasted time. Lesson learned.Once we got up there it was awesome. We hit some dirt roads and some winding smooth roads. Great mix. It was freezing and I'm pretty sure I convinced my buddies to invest in heated gear. It even flurried on us a bit. Looking forward to the next ride with the same crew.
Edit: I realized this is very close to where i camped this past summer. Looking forward to camping here again now that i know about these dirt roads.
This week I went to a campsite slighty more north east then bear mountain, to Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Parm. I checked the weather 10 times before I went. This was supposed to be the only rain free day of the week. The roads up were nice and twisty as I like them. Usually most of the enjoyment on these solo camping trips are about the time on the bike. The other part of the fun is the unexpected. Unexpected events = adventure.Read More
it all started with the scorpio ride. i discovered it some months ago, and really wanted it. i just had trouble justifying the price to my self. recently i got the bug again, and started looking in to making the purchase. last minute before i pulled the trigger i stumbled upon the Spot Trace.Read More
Or is that racer mentality? I’m not sure, I’m too new to the bike scene. Seems that I’m more of the adventure mindset. Never mind that I’ve yet to be on any actual adventures outside of the manhattan sort.
I was in the market for a new helmet. I tried out my usual spot - the union garage - to try out new helmets. I was pretty sure I found the winner but I wanted to try on some shoie and arai helmets first. I went to the ducati triumph dealership off spring st in manhattan.
They had an awesome lineup of bikes in front of their shop. Maybe 40 bikes. They had a beautiful showroom full of bikes on the main floor, and downstairs they had a great selection of gear. They were very helpful and one sales lady even helped me properly test the fit of the helmet I was trying on. Interesting experience as no ones ever done that to / for me…..
As I was trying on helmets I heard someone mention that they were going to buy a heated jacket liner at their lunch break. I of course chimed in since I just recently got mine, and love it. I just mentioned to them how I just got mine … and love it.
I don’t remember the exact dialogue but another customer then chimed in to ask about how long the battery lasts. I mentioned that I plug it right in to my battery. He asked what battery. I said the one on my bike. They all looked at me like I was crazy.
What do you ride? They asked.
ooooo an adventure guy. Yah you guys are crazy. Our jacket liners have built in batteries. We don’t mess with any wiring.
I was a little shocked. First because I thought battery powered liners would be a rarity as it makes so much more sense to me to hard wire it. And secondly because just then I realized that a different mentality divided us. Not in a bad way. It just made me more aware of the differences between rider types, and which one I fall in to.
I looked at myself I’m the mirror with my riding gear on. Pants, liner, jacket, and realized that I am indeed the adventure type. Now I just need some real adventure.
Later that day I ended up buying the Schuberth C3 from union garage. More on that in my next post, hopefully after my Sunday ride.
This is what I want. Adventure.