Archive for September, 2006

Electronic Music and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

The other day I was talking about quitting my job and riding around the country. It sounded like a good idea. So, I’m going to do something like it. No, Mom and Dad, don’t worry… I’m not quitting my job. I’m just taking a couple of days off of work and heading off to Ohio […]

The Ride

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

“Wow! Another Post! Look at him go!” I can hear you all the way from here. One of the ideas swirling around my head the other day was that I really had yet to see a lot of This Vast Country. Another idea swirling around was that I could really use some time entirely removed […]

Waking up…

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

In my last post, I alluded to the fact that I felt strangely about yesterday. After doing so, I simply talked about how I hadn’t slept and completely left you, the reader, in the dark as to what made yesterday so different than all of the other days. Now, I’ll try to get to the […]

An early start…

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

It’s 6:30 AM. I’m in my office. I’ve never seen Tower B so quiet. The lobby is empty, and the elevators are still. Right now, this place feels emptier than it was over the summer. You might be asking yourself, “Why are you up so early, Mike?” To which I would be forced to reply, […]

Stupid Pipes…

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Late last week, my new saddlebags arrived. However, my saddlebag supports (that keep the bags away from the tire and other things) had not yet arrived. I was going to wait for them to come in before I tried to fit the bags to the bike, but I decided to go ahead and see how […]

New Bags on the Way…

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

As I previously mentioned I wanted to find some new saddlebags for my bike, as my old Bike Master bags didn’t quite fit the bill for the Shadow. They looked ok on the dumpy old XS400, but really look bad on the new bike, as well as being slightly too large given the high exhaust […]

Motorcycles, Motorcycles, everywhere

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

This past weekend Angela and I participated in the 2nd Annual Ride 4 Peace organized by a company called Team Neva. The basic idea was for bikers of all types to come together and ride through some of the more troubled neighborhoods in the city as a statement against violence. The funds raised were being […]

Pirates and Poker… yar!

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

On Monday I got out on two wheels again. However, this time I was using the two-wheeled transportation for which I used to be more well known, rather than the two-wheeled transportation powered by 1099cc of pure steel and sex appeal. Thanks to Angela, Jeremy and I were able to attend this Monday’s Pirates game […]

I like weekends that are good.

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

Hey look, I’m writing! It’s been a bit crazy around these parts, so I’ve not taken the time to even think about writing much lately. But hey, I’ve got some time now, so I’ll give this a shot. It’s been a good, but busy, week or so. One of the highlights is probably a trip […]

Customization Mission 1: Accomplished

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

I had a pretty good trip up to Connecticut this past weekend. That’s not what this post is about, though. I’ll write about CT later. This post is about my motorcycle. When I arrived back in Pittsburgh from my trip, I discovered that my order from Cruiser Customizing had arrived. In the package was an […]