Friday, July 29, 2011


Well the pile is getting bigger :) and that is just about half of stuff that showed up.
ok lets see if I can put the bike together this weekend :P
looks like departure date will be at the Labor day weekend, It would be nice if we could go camping and I'll take of from there :D

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Working on bike cont.

OK I got the parts from BMW so I can start working on my bike again, it feels like I haven't touch that beast in ages.
One of the modifications I did to the frame is welded some support triangles, not to change the stress point but rather support it as much as it can so the inserts are thin and weld is only on the outside.

first coat of paint

Monday, July 18, 2011

Bike apart - part 1

Ok the good news is I don't need to replace the main rear bearing so the one I bought I'll keep as spare (I got the seal as well) but the smaller bearing inside the drive needs to go, 44 bucks so not to bad. today the tranny is coming off so we'll see about the clutch...... TBC.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Vaccinations day

So I went to travel clinic today and drove the doctor crazy lol, well I have no set plans so I can't tell you where and how long will I stay, lol
anyway so she got back on me by giving me a 5 types of vaccinations lol.

here they are, say hello to: Yellow Fever, Hep. A, Menigococcal, Polio and Typhoid
all in one day :)


Just playing lol

and this is my yellow card and its ....yellow :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Another stupid driver to the books

Sunday was perfect day for a ride so I meet up at Tunxis with some of my friends and after some time of watching noobs learning to ride we took off to Toymakers cafĂ©, and had a decent ride along the way. (Toymakers it’s a popular spot for people that like to ride and sometimes you can see some cool and rare bikes and have a very nice breakfast) So after and hour or two, we took off for some more riding, mostly in corner of Mass. NY and CT where you can find some nice roads.
Ok to the point, we were zooming along this very nice 55mph road with few nice turns, my friend Voytek was leading, I was second and 3 bikers behind me. We come up on to a blind turn with a house behind tree line and fenced in field on left side (it was a right turn). Voytek has disappear into the turn and I followed in few seconds behind, it was all good until I got to the middle of the turn where I noticed Jeep Cherokee parked across both lanes (the guy back out of his driveway straight onto the road across both lanes) and split second later my focus was set on already stopped bike in front of me. All the years of riding and instructor training kicked in and in split second my bike was straight up and I was breaking hard in straight line, but because I had much less room to break as Voytek was already there I quickly realized that its already to late. So the choices were: Crush into my best fried, or go into the field which was few feet below the road and had a fence. I don’t know where I got the guts to pull that off but in millisecond I made a decision to stop breaking and instead turn my handlebars all the way to the left to drop the bike and lunch myself to the right sliding on my right forearm and than onto my back. Both me and my bike end up on the side of the road as the rest of the riders pull up, one of them (Rafal) ran up to help me but the only thing I had on my mind was my bike so I screamed repeating “shut of my bike, shut it off!!” but because it was in 6th gear the bike stalled anyway. Next I started moving my arms and legs as well as my neck and I could not believe that I was totally ok and with just two scrapes above my knees, wow that made me happy and the strange thing was that I had no adrenaline rush, not even a bit wow. Than the anger kicked in, I threw my jacked down onto the ground and my helmet follow it in one sec (I saw a little black part flying into to the field) at first I was pissed on Voytek and I screamed to him “WTF man! You had room to go” but than I realized the clearing I saw happened after my drop when the guy moved the car. So anyway some people come out the house and started talking to me but I was so mad I didn’t even want to hear that crap so I started looking for that little part from my helmet (it was a shield locking disc no biggie $15 for pair) and everyone joined in at that point. After while I told everyone to stop and we left to the nearest gas station.
Well in conclusion:
One more idiot driver into the books and tons super luck on my side that I didn’t get hurt nor did I hurt anyone else, I’m super impressed with my ability to make such drastic decision in such short time and that it totally worked. Gear works!!!! So to all riders please wear it!!! My bike I’m mean wow I rode it back home! And I think that I convinced another two riders that they should wear helmet all the time! (as they didn’t in CT riding part) so maybe in a long time I might have save someone.
I decided not to call police as it would not accomplish anything, there were no collision and that’s what NY law requires in order so I can charge his insurance, so what’s the point?
And that would be it for this part lol
See and be safe

Ps. I didn’t take any pictures of the accident scene as the only crush memories I want to retain is from my own stupidity lol

Crush bar did its work, nice job BMW :)

srapes here and there

on whindshield as well ( wow this thing is strong)

the strongest case ever, I mean look at those scrapes and I had my camera and loptop inside GOOOO Pelican :)

the only damage on me

My gear

Bike is ready to work on

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Need to practice my writing lol

Ok its been a long while since I did any writing so I need to practice.
( I will edit this and make a little nicer, but for now it is what it is lol)

4Th of July weekend
Loc. Moose brook state campground ( very nice actually :) )

Friday 07-01-2011  -  Getting up there
So as everything else, long weekends come and go J but this one was super fun.
We had a great group of friends riding and camping in New Hampshire and the weather was…… almost good lol, nah it was great and the Sunday washout worked great as we all needed some cool down time and bikes got washed so it’s all good lol.
Getting up there we were divided in groups as everyone had different working schedule, so some left early and some very late like us three amigos, (Voytek, Rod and I) its about 280 mile push to get there but riding highway at night was easy and we got to the campsite at around 1:30am or so, the whole way coming up there all I could think of is how nice it will be to sit by fire with beer in my hand mmm….., well that didn’t work. We didn’t make it to NH on time to buy it, and everyone else thought that we would bring it with us lol. So for next time? COMMUNICATION might be a right thing to do lol. So we had some chicken soup and went to sleep sober.
last stop after 200 miles of Highway riding
yay the fire was waiting for us :)

Saturday 07-02-2011  - Riding and camping
Some of us went for a ride to see Native American Pow Wow and it was very nice, the weather was great and decent 50mile or so ride there, The place was very nice but after some walking around Mark got bored and we split up and two of us went to get some thing to eat while the rest stayed for some native story telling, we meet up back at the camp site for some very nice chill time J and this time we had beer YAY
Matt got here finally so now we have full group

                                                    Some pics from the Pow Wow

Sunday 07-03-2011 – riding and camping cont.
We went for a ride to Errol and got a little wet along the way and as usual I left my pants liners back at the camp so I got nicely soaked lol (lesson learn). Matt received phone call from his GF and he had to ride back to CT as it was family emergency (Sorry Dude L).so hang around for a while and continue riding while hitting rain one more time. Overall the ride was very nice and no one seamed to mind the wet situation. We bought a tarp to set-up above the picnic table and some more beer J plus food and all that. Great time

camp set up
my office :P

Magda was having fun :)

Come out cool

Jamie was having his own argument

Monday 07-04-2011
Mark was first one to pack up and leave, he said that he wanted to be home asap so he was going to ride on the highway, the rest of us made a decision to make the best of nice weather and ride some back roads, it worked nice.

Packing almost done and we are ready to go