… especially when you’re pushing a 1000 lb motorcycle.
It all started when I got caught by a train on the way into work:
I decided to shut the bike off. When I tried to start it back up… “click click click” which lead me to this:
And then I had to figure out how to get the seat off:
And then I tried to jump start it to no avail:
And now I’m on my way to a dealership for a new battery!
The moral of the story is, don’t ignore signs that your battery is getting weak. Someday you may decide to shut your bike off at a rail road crossing, and you’ll end up pushing it the rest of the way to work.
It’s another one of those multi-subject, catch-up posts because I’ve been lax about updating the site. So in no particular order:
Here’s the Avatar at the bottom of my stack
I picked up an Avatar 4×12 speaker cabinet for my guitar rig last week. I’ve been keeping an eye out for one of these for a while now. They’re pretty highly regarded in the guitarist community. They’re well built, and loaded with the right speakers they have some killer tone! I frequently keep an eye on the used inventory of my local Guitar Center. I saw this one pop up and had to have a look at it. I grabbed an amp head and a couple other speaker cabinets and just had a field day swapping between cabinets to compare the sounds of each. This thing sounded better than any other cabinet by far. And to top it off, it looks like it’s brand new! Not even a dent in the tolex! So after a little price negotiating, I walked out of there with my new speaker cabinet for a fraction of what it would have cost to purchase it new.
And just this past Friday, my son Joe tested for and advanced to Purple Belt in Tae Kwon Do! During the test, you have to break a board while demonstrating proper technique for a particular kick or punch. Last time Joe advanced, that part of the test gave him the most trouble. He was a little nervous about it. Despite his apprehension, he was able to break the board on his first attempt. Go Joe! Continue reading →
Armed with the knowledge that Talk Like a Pirate Day is sometime this week, and whizzing by at 90+ MPH on a motorcycle in high winds, you would be amazed at how easy it is for your brain to interpret this sign as a hilarious attempt at humor by the state highway department. I swear I thought it said Scurvy Crew Ahead, and I almost went back around on the expressway to get a picture of it, when about a mile down the road I came upon a Survey Crew and it suddenly wasn’t funny anymore.
If you stop at Starbucks for coffee in the morning, and you transfer said coffee to a travel mug and put it in the Tour Pack on your motorcycle for the remainder of your trip so as not to make a mess, it is recommended that you close the lid on the travel mug.