RE: Hot


Just leaving this snapshot for the next time I complain that it is hot.
Also that was the day when the train was running particularly late.


Currently 84F, should go up to 95F today. I am so glad I am sitting in an A/C’d office. In the meantime, some pics from the winter time:

If only I find the person…

… who stole my KLR from the train station.

Nothing quite like the sinking feeling you get when you don’t see the motorcycle where you left it.

On 6/14/2010, around 6 pm somebody stole my Green 2008 Kawasaki KLR 650 from the train station by simply loading it into a U-Haul truck and driving away (as reported by a person who witnessed it and called the police)
I showed up after 10 pm, and spent about 5 minutes going through my morning routine, not sure if my tired brain was playing jokes on me.

Together with the bike gone are the following mods (yes, the KLR riders love to outfit their bikes):

  • SW-motech crashbars – they saved my ass twice – once in a slow speed fall and once in an encounter with a deer.
  • SW-motech sideracks – awesome quick-snap racks to mount the cases I made out of Pelican cases
  • GPS mount for my TomTom Rider 2
  • DIY break-lights repeater/modulator
  • Nolan N102 NCOM helmet
  • Black Alpinestars Spinner Jacket

Total damage in accessories is about $1,300!!!!

Already put in a claim with Progressive, we’ll see what comes out of it. I’m still hoping they will find it, and hopefully with minimum damage. This is my first bike, afterall, and there is some sentimental value.

This sucks!!!!


Autumn is upon us. For everybody who wants to enjoy the foliage, whether by:
a)just walking around enjoying the view, or,
b)waking up at some ungodly hour, driving for miles, getting out in the cold, setting up tripod, breathing on frozen fingers, spilling lukewarm coffee all over themselves (but hopefully not the gear)

Foliage Network

They have great maps by region with reports, so you can see where and when the peak color will is.