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Running on Fumes - November 2009

Archive for November 2009

Yes, Virginia, There is a Cyber Monday

Monday, November 30, 2009
We’ve all heard of Black Friday - unless maybe you just now crawled out of the incredibly well-stocked bomb shelter dad sealed you in during the Cuban Missile Crisis. In which case, welcome to the year 2009. Nowadays, we not only have Black Friday, our online up-to-the-second culture now has this thing called Cyber Monday. What is Cyber Monday? It’s a term coined for the first Monday after the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, where folks splurge with online shopping.
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Post Tags: Cyber Monday, Holiday Motorcycle Gear

Motorcycle Microlending Investments

Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude. It’s also, traditionally, a time to reach out and share our good fortune with others. Riders can share their bounty with fellow riders across the globe thanks to microlending.
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Post Tags: microlending, motorcycle microlending

The Atomic Theory of Motorcycles

Thursday, November 19, 2009
The Atomic Theory of Motorcycles, the whole lock stock and barrel of it all, came to me in a revelation as I leaned against a wooden pier staring at a BMW K1300GT. I was pitched backward, completely trusting my weight to the solid backing of the pier on Newport, Oregon’s waterfront.
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Post Tags: Atomic Theory Motorcycles, Third Policeman, Sergeant Pluck

KM/L to MPG-ing Ain’t Easy

Thursday, November 12, 2009
Mr. Hatterly would be proud. More than a decade ago my high school chemistry teacher dutifully attempted to teach me how to convert grams per liter to… I don’t know, feet per second. I don’t remember any of it except that switching a combination of units of stuff, to another combination of units of stuff ain’t easy for me. Yet, somehow (crash the big gong in your brain), I think I may have just successfully transmuted km/l to mpg with a pen and paper.
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Post Tags: kml to mpg, km/l to mpg

Dunlop’s Ben Spies Rookie Interview

Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Ben Spies has had a banner year, claiming the 2009 World Superbike crown for Yamaha in his rookie season.
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Post Tags: Ben Spies, Spies SBK
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