Sunday, October 1, 2017

300+ Subs and a New Bike!

My youtube channel ( is now over 300 subs. I do youtube just for my own enjoyment, but it's still cool to see the channel grow.

In other news, I just bought a new bike to commute on. It's a Yamaha FZ-07.

It's small, torquey, and maneuverable for fighting through traffic. It should be capable of 60+ mpg but the way I ride I'm currently getting about 45 on average. I'll have to do a tank of gas at a more miserly pace and see what I can get out of it.

I've also been running the GoPro on my commute. Once I get enough footage I will do a commuting series to share the...highlights.

Here's a video I made on this topic, you can check out the new bike and my initial impressions. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Trans West Virginia Trail 2017

Some buddies and I had another go at a version of the four day loop I put together from portions of the TWVT. Par for the course, we had some mechanical issues to deal with the first couple of days. We started the ride with eight riders and finished with six. We lost one to a failed hub and one to a seized engine. The weather ended up better than expected. Dust wasn't a problem and we didn't get too wet. Some of the roads look a lot different due to the gas drilling in the area. Next time I'm going to try a new route that I've been putting together that goes a bit more to the south.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Photobucket Fail

As I'm sure you've heard by now, Photobucket has made the questionable decision to disable all image linking unless its users pay up $400/yr. I am a long time Photobucket user and you will no doubt see a lot of this

here as well as on many of your favorite web sites.

I am not going to pay the ransom. I am hoping that the backlash will cause Photobucket to reconsider this decision. If not, I will have to go back through and try to manually repair all of the broken image links. This time around I will either upload them directly to this Blogger site, or I will implement my own photo hosting solution. If I decide on the latter, I'll share the directions for setting up your own photo hosting site. It is much less expensive to do than paying Photobucket.