:: archived logs


Friday, Feb 20, 6:31 P.M.

Finally!! These past 2 days have been excellent because it was warm enough to do some riding. Today the weather was cloudy with a ton of wind, but I rode anyway because the temps were relatively warm. Doug and I took a nice long route down through Lenoir City, Maryville, Townsend, Pigeon Forge, and then back to Knoxville. It wasn't the prettiest day, but it was a great chance to go out and ride. Spring is on its way...I can't wait until the temps are warm every day. I received the Digital Rebel and it is quite a badass camera. I will post some samples soon. I will definitely be using it quite a bit this summer.

Tuesday, Feb 10, 9:49 A.M.

What is new? Nothing...the weather still sucks. I have been kinda lazy and haven't added any news or videos to this site, so I pledge to be better about it. I have a new Canon Digital Rebel coming in the mail, and I am really looking forward to it. I am going to try to take a lot of motorcycle photos this season, everything from knee dragging to AMA races. The quality of this camera is phenomenal, it is certainly capable of taking magazine quality photographs...the weakness will lie in the user (me!). If you have some time, check out this site, it is a motorcycle club located in North Carolina. You can find them up in the Smoky Mountains quite often.

Wednesday, Feb 4, 8:11 P.M.

Well, after briefly considering a move to Florida or California in order to improve riding conditions, I have decided to stick out this God awful cold weather in hopes that the groundhog was wrong and spring will come early. Besides, why give up some of the best riding in the country, all because I like to complain about the cold temperatures? My one solace is my daily commute, albeit cold, to campus. Though it is only 1 mile from my house, at least I get to ride and remind myself what it feels like to be in the saddle. Can you tell I am REALLY looking forward to spring?

Friday, Jan 30, 11:06 A.M.

Well, the weather sucks again so the bike is sitting in the garage, begging to be ridden. I am thinking about heading over to gear up and buying some flushmounts for my front signals...at least it will give me an excuse to work on my bike while it is cold out. Thanks to everyone who have uploaded pictures here, it is interesting to see all of the different bikes. I encourage you all to keep putting up your favorite pics. If you did any riding at Deal's Gap over the past couple of years, make sure to check out Killboy.com, he might have a picture of you!

Tuesday, Jan 27, 5:46 P.M.

Finally I have been able to do a little riding. Both Saturday and Monday I was able to get out and ride for a while...in fact Saturday I got about 2 full hours in the saddle...a much needed getaway. No fun twisties though, there is so much crap on the road that I don't feel comfortable leaning it over very far. I am starting to form some chickenstrips again...Spring needs to get here so I can remedy that at the Gap. I bought a tiny MP3 player that I am going to mount on my helmet on longer trips. Basically, it is like this one, except smaller and much cheaper. I will give credit to that site for the idea. A little velcro and I can mount/unmount it easily, and I will permanently run some wires under the liner to little speakers in the helmet. I am hoping it works as well as I am envisioning, but I will report back my success/failure.

Friday, Jan 23, 6:35 P.M.

Well I have added a little somethin somethin to my photo gallery. I decided it would be cool to allow my visitors to upload their own images for display, comment, and rating. Upload anything motorcycle related, hopefully there will be some good images in there for everyone to enjoy.

Thursday, Jan 22, 7:52 P.M.

No matter how you look at it, riding in below freezing temperatures is not a lot of fun...at least if you don't have the gear for it. I have been freezing my ass off riding to campus everyday, but I keep doing it because the parking cannot be beat. I absolutely hate the cold and am anxiously awaiting that Spring day when it hits the 60s and stays there. I am headed to Gear Up to pick up some decent winter gloves though, perhaps it will make the commute to UT a little more bearable.

Saturday, Jan 17, 12:18 P.M.

The weather is getting shitty again so the bike is sitting in the garage. I am about to go pick up some winter gloves though because my hands are freezing when it gets below 40 (which is practically every time I ride to school.) I absolutely cannot wait for spring to get here.

Wednesday, Jan 14, 6:51 P.M.

With the help of my buddy Doug, I have added a cool new feature to my site that allows me to upload photographs with a few clicks. I will be uploading constantly as I take more shots, so check the page often. Doug has a pretty cool site, go over and check it out. We ride together pretty often and always have a blast down at Deal's Gap. I am back in Knoxville and it is GREAT to be riding again. The weather has actually been pretty nice lately so I have been on my bike quite a bit. I really missed the feel and acceleration of a motorcycle and I am glad to be able to ride daily once again. I watched One Man's Island last night. It is a documentary about a guy who drops everything in his life and spends months at the Isle of Man preparing to run in the TT race. It is a great look into what goes on and how difficult it is. An added bonus is the guy leases an F4i and runs the race on it, so I can see the potential of my bike and what I will never have the balls to do.

Monday, Jan 5, 1:21 A.M.

Not too much is going on with me lately...I am visiting my parents over the holidays and my bike is winterized back in Knoxville. It sucks because the weather has been excellent and I wish I was out riding. I can't wait to get back into town and get out on the road again, even though it will probably be cold as shit.

Saturday, Dec 13, 4:19 P.M.

Well, the ole bike is winterized and ready to sit for the next month while I am gone. I changed the oil, put it up on stands, and slapped a battery tender on as well. Also poured some Stabil in the tank to keep the fuel injectors cleaned. It is KILLING me not being able to go riding, I cannot wait for warm weather again.

Tuesday, Dec 09, 7:14 P.M.

The weather has been slightly better lately, so I have been riding everywhere I can. I am changing the oil this weekend and putting in some fuel stabilizer to prepare for winterization. It will only be put up for a month or so, but I want to make sure I can get it started. I even invested in a battery tender.

Monday, Dec 08, 12:43 A.M.

Man I am a wuss. I finally got into the 50s today and I decided to go out for a ride. I made it all of 15 minutes before my hands had gone numb and I had to turn around. I am going to have to invest in some better cold weather gloves if I am going to get any riding in this winter. I hate just having my bike sitting downstairs, but I am miserable when it is below 60 degrees outside. Time to do a little research.

Sunday, Dec 07, 1:07 P.M.

Well I have been working on my new site for quite a bit now. Things are coming along pretty well and the site is slowly taking shape. I decided to create this site because I got a great deal on some web space and I absolutely love everything that has to do with motorcycles. Since it is so friggin cold outside, I figure I will spend some time developing this site until the weather clears up. A lot of the areas of this site are still under development so check back from time to time as I get things up and going. I will try to update pretty frequently and put as much motorcycle related stuff as I can on here. If you have any good links or info, feel free to send them to me and I will put them up here.