What did you do today...

Message
Author
User avatar
VermilionX
Super Legendary 5000
Super Legendary 5000
Posts: 5996
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:45 pm
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 6
My Motorcycle: '06 Suzuki GSX-R 750
Location: The Valley, SoCal

Re: What did you do today...

#4941 Unread post by VermilionX » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:44 pm

Ninja Geoff wrote:Baked two cheesecakes and made a peanut butter pie.
sounds like what i need right now. just got back from a 30 mile bike ride. est calories burned: 2492.
Bikes Owned:
Gixxer 1000 K6 (stolen)
Gixxer 750 K6

Bikes Wanted:
VMAX
a super kewl cafe racer

User avatar
High_Side
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4519
Joined: Fri Nov 28, 2003 8:05 pm
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 41
My Motorcycle: Multistrada, SuperDuke 990, Africa Twin
Location: Calgary AB, Can

Re: What did you do today...

#4942 Unread post by High_Side » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:08 am

Celebrated the release of ACDC on I-tunes (finally!) by spending a bunch of money :mrgreen:

User avatar
sapaul
Legendary 2000
Legendary 2000
Posts: 2381
Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:45 am
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 90
My Motorcycle: 2011 R1200R 07 BMW GS, Kymco 250 little
Location: South Africa
Contact:

Re: What did you do today...

#4943 Unread post by sapaul » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:49 am

Well, actually Sunday, but here it is anyway.

My day actually started the day before as there is always a little prep work to be done, juice bike, check oil and tyres, decide what kit you are wearing and hydrate properly. Then most important an early night and set the alarm with a couple of back ups.

so duly the alarm goes off at 3 am and you start clumping around the house waking every one else up, except the dog who promptly jumps on your spot on the bed. The Goose was kind and got up to make me coffee and to check that I had everything like sun screen and a crash helmet. Duly the bike comes out of the garage and you warm it up with a few quick blips just to annoy the neighbours and wake up the neighbourhood dogs. All kitted and ready to go, your China's turn up and off you go.

I am happy that I made the decision to put an HID into the GS, the road lights up well and we make good time, making sure we are clear before skieting the red robots. I have always enjoyed night riding and I start to feel awake and alive and the senses heighten and I think about the responsibilities I have ahead.

We arrive at the meeting spot to see a sea of yellow and orange worn by the Marshals and I once again feel proud to a part of this group of dedicated people, who just like me, have Marshaling as a part of their lifestyle. We must be mad, but hey, life is full of mad people. At least our collective madness is coming from the heart. It is at this point that I get the news Ghosty is down from a tearful Vixen. Not good news, but he is not badly hurt.

The briefing is concise and informative and I am riding with The Pope and we each have a noobie to be responsible for. It is Danny's second event but first cycle one and it is Silravs first event. @ 5:15 we have a quick word with the Ulysses guys and then we are off on the route.

It is slightly eerie to be riding on a 4 lane highway, with no traffic, no speed limit (whoo hoooo) and a **** load of responsibility. Our job is to make sure all the junctions are closed, bales in place, no vehicles or dangers on the route,junctions manned and foot marshals awake. We make our way around the course, stopping often and calling in problems. One in particular where we had to drag bales across a road to close off an open manhole cover that could have eaten whole any cyclist that dropped his wheels in there. Thankfully, this year we had no fights with errant bus or taxi drivers and we got around the route with no major incidents other than having to close some junctions ourselves because the officials there were, quite frankly, inept.

The Crew welcomed us with a coffe and some yummy stuff for brekkie and did their usual fussing and loving before sending us off to go do (ding ding) round 2.

The wind was blowing, we knew that the cyclist were going to suffer, especially the social guys later in the day with the heat and the wind. Our group of four set off again and all went well until we got to Jan Smuts Ave. I was waved down by a spectator who pointed me to a cyclist who was man down under a tree surrounded by spectators who made it very difficult for us to see. The other 3 guys went on and I stopped to assist. Just as well some of us have strong stomachs, this guy was busted up badly and in real pain and having difficulty breathing. I cordoned the area, chased away the rubber neckers and called it in. It took a good 40 minutes for an ambo to arrive, all the while, the public were berating me and the EM service in general as to how long it was taking. I shepherded tha ambo and cordoned again to let them work and to keep the cyclists from running into the scene and then got back to work.

The next 40 kms were incident free and I made quick time looking to catch the rest of the team which I did just past the one water point. Here I find the three guys splitting the cyclists left and right around 2 guys down. One of which was a pedestrian who thought that standing in the middle of the road, on a down hill with a cell phone to his eye, with cyclists powering out of the water point with their heads down, was in fact a good idea. The cyclist that hit him at 40 kmh may also realise, when he wakes up in a hospital bed, that picking your head up from time to time and looking ahead may help him to avoid obstacles.

2 of the paramedics from the water station were on scene and attending, both guys were bleeding buckets and they struggled to stem a nasty head wound on the pedestrian and some severe lacerations on the cyclist who apparently went over the handlebars. Working with the Marshals can be hugely satisfying as we saw how easily this happened. Cyclists were coming out of the water point, heads down, mp3 players firmly screwed in and oblivious to anything. They were on top of us with the Marshals shouting, whistling and arm waving for Africa before they realised what was going on. There were quite an number of red faces as we shouted "wakey wakey" to those that were "awakend" at the last minute. It took over an hour and 2 ambo's to get this one sorted out.

Hot, dehydrated and tired, we mounted and set off is search of more to do.
I spent my therapy money an a K1200S
The therapy worked, I got a GS now
A touch of insanity crept back in the shape of an R1200R

User avatar
totalmotorcycle
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 29315
Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:00 pm
Real Name: Mike
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 28
My Motorcycle: 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Contact:

Re: What did you do today...

#4944 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:29 pm

Just about to jump on my bike for a quick ride to the dealership to pick up some 10w60 oil... expensive stuff ($14/l). Andrea and I are in disbelief that we are still riding in mid-November and it's 27°C out! Winter? Christmas? Snow? Seems like such a foreign concept!

:cold: :christmastree: :cold: :christmastree: :cold: :christmastree: :cold: :christmastree: :cold: :christmastree:

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/travel/h ... eather.htm

Mike
NEW 2020 Motorcycle Model Guides
2019 Motorcycle Model Guides

Total Motorcycle is official Media/Press for Aprilia, Benelli, Beta, Bimota, BMW, Brammo, Buell, Can-Am, CCW, Ducati, EBR, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Husaberg, Hyosung, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, MV Agusta, Norton, Phantom, Piaggio, Polaris, Ridley, Roehr, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Ural, Vespa, Victory, Yamaha and Zero.

User avatar
Ninja Geoff
Site Supporter - Gold
Site Supporter - Gold
Posts: 2981
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:55 am
Real Name: Geoff
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 7
My Motorcycle: 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650R
Location: Leyden, MA
Contact:

Re: What did you do today...

#4945 Unread post by Ninja Geoff » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:47 pm

^That's about what I paid for 10w40 synth/dino blend. Good thing I only needed two quarts.

Filter was only $4, instead of $12. Yay friends who manage auto parts stores.
[img]http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/3563/41350009.jpg[/img]

User avatar
totalmotorcycle
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 29315
Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:00 pm
Real Name: Mike
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 28
My Motorcycle: 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Contact:

Re: What did you do today...

#4946 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:38 am

Today is house painting day! Well, at least livingroom painting day. :D


Ninja Geoff wrote:^That's about what I paid for 10w40 synth/dino blend. Good thing I only needed two quarts.

Filter was only $4, instead of $12. Yay friends who manage auto parts stores.
Great deal on the filer for ya, well done! Ah, nothing like the price of high quality oil then eh? haha. :D
NEW 2020 Motorcycle Model Guides
2019 Motorcycle Model Guides

Total Motorcycle is official Media/Press for Aprilia, Benelli, Beta, Bimota, BMW, Brammo, Buell, Can-Am, CCW, Ducati, EBR, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Husaberg, Hyosung, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, MV Agusta, Norton, Phantom, Piaggio, Polaris, Ridley, Roehr, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Ural, Vespa, Victory, Yamaha and Zero.

User avatar
VermilionX
Super Legendary 5000
Super Legendary 5000
Posts: 5996
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:45 pm
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 6
My Motorcycle: '06 Suzuki GSX-R 750
Location: The Valley, SoCal

Re: What did you do today...

#4947 Unread post by VermilionX » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:48 am

workout before pigging out for thanksgiving.

only 11.58 miles but it had 1,100 ft of climbing though.

Image
Bikes Owned:
Gixxer 1000 K6 (stolen)
Gixxer 750 K6

Bikes Wanted:
VMAX
a super kewl cafe racer

User avatar
totalmotorcycle
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 29315
Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:00 pm
Real Name: Mike
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 28
My Motorcycle: 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Contact:

Re: What did you do today...

#4948 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:52 pm

Painting, painting and more painting... then we ran out of paint, ran to Home Depot (http://www.homodepot.com <- Yes, it's safe, try it) and they were CLOSED! Argh.

Mike
NEW 2020 Motorcycle Model Guides
2019 Motorcycle Model Guides

Total Motorcycle is official Media/Press for Aprilia, Benelli, Beta, Bimota, BMW, Brammo, Buell, Can-Am, CCW, Ducati, EBR, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Husaberg, Hyosung, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, MV Agusta, Norton, Phantom, Piaggio, Polaris, Ridley, Roehr, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Ural, Vespa, Victory, Yamaha and Zero.

User avatar
Ninja Geoff
Site Supporter - Gold
Site Supporter - Gold
Posts: 2981
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:55 am
Real Name: Geoff
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 7
My Motorcycle: 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650R
Location: Leyden, MA
Contact:

Re: What did you do today...

#4949 Unread post by Ninja Geoff » Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:54 pm

It's Thanksgiving in the states! You should be pigging out on turkey and stuff.
[img]http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/3563/41350009.jpg[/img]

Wrider
Site Supporter - Gold
Site Supporter - Gold
Posts: 5285
Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:46 pm
Real Name: Ryan
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 4
My Motorcycle: 2005 Kawasaki Z750S
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Contact:

Re: What did you do today...

#4950 Unread post by Wrider » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:49 pm

Ummm, ya may want to edit that url there Mr. TotalMotorcycle...
Have owned - 2001 Suzuki Volusia
Current bike - 2005 Kawasaki Z750S
MMI Graduation date January 9th, 2009. Factory Certifications in Suzuki and Yamaha

User avatar
totalmotorcycle
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 29315
Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:00 pm
Real Name: Mike
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 28
My Motorcycle: 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Contact:

Re: What did you do today...

#4951 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:52 pm

Ninja Geoff wrote:It's Thanksgiving in the states! You should be pigging out on turkey and stuff.
We had it a month ago (haha), although there are ribs in the oven for tonight! :D

Oh, and we bought Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream: http://www.bluebell.com/the_little_crea ... pecan.html

Image
The newest creation from Blue Bell is not your basic pumpkin ice cream. Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Ice Cream is sweetened and spiced to perfection. It is a delightful spiced pumpkin ice cream combined with tasty sugar-coated pecans and a rich cinnamon-honey-praline sauce.
“This is a recipe we have been working on for some time,” said Carl Breed, director of marketing for Blue Bell. “You have your basic pumpkin ice cream that is popular during the fall months, but we wanted to create a flavor that was much more than simply pumpkin. We tried several different combinations of added ingredients until we found one we could not stop sampling.”

The sugar-coated pecans and cinnamon-honey-praline sauce are what set this pumpkin based ice cream apart from all the rest. “The pecans and sauce are what really enhance the flavor of this ice cream,” Breed added. “The spiced pumpkin ice cream is very similar to what a pumpkin pie tastes like, add in the sweetness from the pecans and sauce and you have something spectacular.”

Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Ice Cream will debut in stores in November and is only available while supplies last
YUM!

Wrider wrote:Ummm, ya may want to edit that url there Mr. TotalMotorcycle...
LOL... It's funny eh? I read it somewhere years ago and have been using it since. :D

Mike
NEW 2020 Motorcycle Model Guides
2019 Motorcycle Model Guides

Total Motorcycle is official Media/Press for Aprilia, Benelli, Beta, Bimota, BMW, Brammo, Buell, Can-Am, CCW, Ducati, EBR, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Husaberg, Hyosung, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, MV Agusta, Norton, Phantom, Piaggio, Polaris, Ridley, Roehr, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Ural, Vespa, Victory, Yamaha and Zero.

Wrider
Site Supporter - Gold
Site Supporter - Gold
Posts: 5285
Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:46 pm
Real Name: Ryan
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 4
My Motorcycle: 2005 Kawasaki Z750S
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Contact:

Re: What did you do today...

#4952 Unread post by Wrider » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:38 pm

Lol wow... I'll bet they registered it so that it didn't fall into some bad hands.
Have owned - 2001 Suzuki Volusia
Current bike - 2005 Kawasaki Z750S
MMI Graduation date January 9th, 2009. Factory Certifications in Suzuki and Yamaha

User avatar
VermilionX
Super Legendary 5000
Super Legendary 5000
Posts: 5996
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:45 pm
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 6
My Motorcycle: '06 Suzuki GSX-R 750
Location: The Valley, SoCal

Re: What did you do today...

#4953 Unread post by VermilionX » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:11 pm

just went black friday window shopping.

have some money of course, but having no job right now makes me hesitant to buy stuff i don't really need. lolz... sigh.
Bikes Owned:
Gixxer 1000 K6 (stolen)
Gixxer 750 K6

Bikes Wanted:
VMAX
a super kewl cafe racer

User avatar
madjak30
Legendary 500
Legendary 500
Posts: 563
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:29 pm
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 3
My Motorcycle: 2006 Yamaha MT-01
Location: Central Alberta, Canada

Re: What did you do today...

#4954 Unread post by madjak30 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:37 pm

Just finished installing a new CV shaft and two front struts on my VW Jetta...took longer than I thought...more work to be done, but the shop is getting some work...I can't spend all my time home working on my commuter car.

Later.
-=-= Remember, if you're not having fun you're doing it wrong!! =-=-

User avatar
jstark47
Site Supporter - Silver
Site Supporter - Silver
Posts: 3509
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:58 pm
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 14
My Motorcycle: '12 Tiger 800, '03 Trophy 1200
Location: Lumberton, NJ

Re: What did you do today...

#4955 Unread post by jstark47 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:14 pm

Got cortisone shots this morning for my f'd up right shoulder. Rotator cuff problem.

I never had cortisone shots before, didn't know what to expect. Appointment was at 9:45 am, rode the bike down to the doctor's and then straight up to work. About 2:00 my shoulder and bicep started feeling numb and weak. Ummm...... I have to ride that motorcycle home, y'know. :blink:

Fortunately it was better by quitting time. Called the doctor, they assured me this was temporary and normal for these shots.
2003 Triumph Trophy 1200
2009 BMW F650GS (wife's)
2012 Triumph Tiger 800
2018 Yamaha XT250 (wife's)
2013 Kawasaki KLX250S

User avatar
dr_bar
Site Supporter - Diamond
Site Supporter - Diamond
Posts: 4531
Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 10:37 am
Real Name: Doug
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 44
My Motorcycle: 2007 Yamaha Royal Star Venture
Location: Surrey BC, Canada

Re: What did you do today...

#4956 Unread post by dr_bar » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:12 pm

jstark47 wrote:Got cortisone shots this morning for my f'd up right shoulder. Rotator cuff problem.
Stretched my right rotator cuff to the max in a fall at work back in about 1993 or so, still bothers me today. If I had torn it, they would have gone in and done a repair job, no such luck though. I quit playing golf because of it, though I picked up the clubs this summer for the first time in almost 20 years... I hope your experience is better than mine.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Four wheels move the body.
Two wheels move the soul!"

User avatar
jstark47
Site Supporter - Silver
Site Supporter - Silver
Posts: 3509
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:58 pm
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 14
My Motorcycle: '12 Tiger 800, '03 Trophy 1200
Location: Lumberton, NJ

Re: What did you do today...

#4957 Unread post by jstark47 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:06 pm

dr_bar wrote:
jstark47 wrote:Got cortisone shots this morning for my f'd up right shoulder. Rotator cuff problem.
Stretched my right rotator cuff to the max in a fall at work back in about 1993 or so, still bothers me today. If I had torn it, they would have gone in and done a repair job, no such luck though. I quit playing golf because of it, though I picked up the clubs this summer for the first time in almost 20 years... I hope your experience is better than mine.
I have to get an Xray so the doc can make sure there's no bone chips or spurs in there. Then it's ice packs and PT, and diclofenac if I need it....... and evaluate after the PT, I guess.
2003 Triumph Trophy 1200
2009 BMW F650GS (wife's)
2012 Triumph Tiger 800
2018 Yamaha XT250 (wife's)
2013 Kawasaki KLX250S

User avatar
Ninja Geoff
Site Supporter - Gold
Site Supporter - Gold
Posts: 2981
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:55 am
Real Name: Geoff
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 7
My Motorcycle: 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650R
Location: Leyden, MA
Contact:

Re: What did you do today...

#4958 Unread post by Ninja Geoff » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:51 am

Worked 13 hours, went to a bar for an hour, then a club for 3, with 2 - 3 hours of driving in there. i am spent.
[img]http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/3563/41350009.jpg[/img]

Wrider
Site Supporter - Gold
Site Supporter - Gold
Posts: 5285
Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:46 pm
Real Name: Ryan
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 4
My Motorcycle: 2005 Kawasaki Z750S
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Contact:

Re: What did you do today...

#4959 Unread post by Wrider » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:17 am

Gonna get some sleep, then I have a pretty busy next 72 hours planned. Gotta finish my 3 page paper due at 0800 Friday, pack up hunting and mechanic gear, work my 8 hour shift, drop the paper off, skip out, go to the local community college where I have a firefighter physical test, run home, get my hunting and mechanic gear, drive 2.5 hours, work on his bike and figure out why it's not firing over, get some sleep Friday night, and I'm going goose hunting early Saturday morning!
Have owned - 2001 Suzuki Volusia
Current bike - 2005 Kawasaki Z750S
MMI Graduation date January 9th, 2009. Factory Certifications in Suzuki and Yamaha

User avatar
dr_bar
Site Supporter - Diamond
Site Supporter - Diamond
Posts: 4531
Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 10:37 am
Real Name: Doug
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 44
My Motorcycle: 2007 Yamaha Royal Star Venture
Location: Surrey BC, Canada

Re: What did you do today...

#4960 Unread post by dr_bar » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:55 am

Right after I finish my shift Friday morning, I'm off to the airport and flying to Calgary. Benefit concert Saturday night, grandsons first hockey game sunday morning, fly home in the late afternoon, then off to work for two hours of pre-shift OT...


7th Annual Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter Benefit Concert
8 December at 7:00pm

The Blind Beggar Pub in Calgary, Alberta
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Four wheels move the body.
Two wheels move the soul!"

Post Reply