I have had Monday mornings where I walk to my bike, then realize I forgot my gloves, walk back, put my gloves on, helmet on, try to fasten the strap - nope, helmet off, gloves off, helmet on, gloves on, goddamnit, the strap - helmet off, gloves off, helmet on, strap helmet, gloves on, then try to take off with the killswitch set to off.
And so very scarily accurate. Gods bless ye, reddit - sometimes, you really do produce gems :P
Mad props to my mate Neil for sharing this!
So, looking into how bad the roads on the Postie Bike Challenge will be, I find this!
Here’s 10 handy motorcycle riding tricks that will make you smoother, safer and, in some cases, faster. They’ll work on any bike, any time.
Bloody useful. I need to try trail braking for the steep downhill corners offroading, methinks. Although I’m reliably informed one should use REAR rather than front brake…
Female riders were twice as likely as their non-riding counterparts to feel “confident.” They were twice as likely, too, to feel “extremely satisfied” with their appearance.
More than half of those riders said the two-wheeled experience made them feel “free” and “independent.” And while they were marginally less inclined to say they “usually feel good” about their senses of humor and intelligence, they were almost twice as likely to say they “usually feel good” about their sex appeal.
…where do their dreams go when they turn the key off at night? And it’s sad, because it’s the American way of living…
Sorry for the Upworthy headline, but seriously.
People on two wheels on the roads - it’s VITAL you bear this in mind
Today is my penultimate day working at/for NIWA, and the last day I’ll get to have a lunchtime ride around the Bays (well, on NIWA’s dime) :P
And so, because the weather was gorgeous and it felt right, I brought in the bike today to do just that. Along the way I took a number of photos, some of which are above, but all of which are in this Flickr photoset, and with descriptions! If you’ve been following this blog awhile, you’ll notice many will look familiar - it’s because I took photos from places I’ve done before, or referencing my time here at NIWA. Can you spot them??