Thank you DW!
Having not been able to drive anything remotely fun for the past 7 months has been tough. So this past month I got around to getting my bike licence. Before buying anything I plan to rent a few bikes to see what kind of ride I like. This past weekend I rented my 1st, the Harley Davidson Forty-Eight.
I’ve never been a huge fan of HDs but thought I would give this one a try. I really like the classic look, fat front tire and under bar mirrors:
We spend the day roaming around the island, and since it was actually my 1st time spending more than a few minutes on a bike it was a great learning experience.
The peanut tank looks awesome, but hold next to nothing inside so I had to fill it up twice before returning it. Shifting gears was nice and precise, but the clutch was a bit heavy. Maybe just something normal for these bikes.
As a rule, the place I rented from installs pipes on all their bikes as a “safety measure” but I had to say the sound of the 1200cc was awesome and despite not being super fast was really a joy to rev out and listen to. In the coming weeks I plan to rent a few other bikes. Really looking forward to it, but really could use a good drift car about now
I could only dream to be able to build such a cool road, on my own property..
via Will’s blog:
“Project: Rod Millen must have one of the greatest driveways in the world. Over a mile long of twisting tarmac with some of his favorite features from courses and roads that he has raced – from around the globe. Now in its second year, the Leadfoot Festival is Rod’s celebration of speed – on his own driveway with his friends, family, and invited top drivers. This :90 spot was made to promote the 2012 festival.”
Long time no see blog . Anyways, I went on a bake fest so thought I would share.
Stuffed French Toast with Chicken Apple Sausage.
Butter, apple cider, sliced apples & cloves reduced down to a sauce
Add some Lion Chocolate Macadamia Nut coffee and you have a fine Sunday breakfast to enjoy while watching F1 Singapore.
No words needed, just your eyes:
I was going to start working on a little revamp of how the site looks, but realized since using Google Reader over the past year or so that I never look at the actual url of the blogs I follow. Are most of you out there the same? The look of a blog does little to attract me these days. Are most of you the same?
While back home I was fortunate enough to get a new Kindle from the parents (Thanks again!) and as such have been really able to get a lot of reading done. On the train, between classes or just in bed for the past few weeks I have been going through books that I have been wanting to read for a long time. The first was Band of Brothers; something that I had always wanted to read since watching the HBO miniseries.
Having read about E company I really wanted to find out more about the boys on the opposite side of the world, so I went through With the Old Breed, a book that deals with the much harsher Pacific theatre. It really is a stark contrast between the German and Japanese, and I highly recommend reading both of these books even if you have seen either of the HBO miniseries events. After finishing With the Old Breed, I have begun watching HBO’s The Pacific. It is good viewing and at the very least a good reminder of what some of our countries best had to go through during WWII.
After reading so much about killing and the horrors of war, I have decided to go back and revisit 3 books that I read while in college, The Myst trilogy. I suppose these 3 may not be for everyone, but having enjoyed the pc games I always enjoyed these 3 quick novels and it has been nice going through them again. The 3 are available as a set for $10, so I figured why not.