I don’t have that many followers here on WordPress but I do feel bad for those that I have. I’m no longer posting motorcycle related stuff here. I’ll only be posting it here:
I’m trying to keep all of my motorcycle and related posts in one spot and when I imported this from my Livejournal a lot of other random crap came with it. So this will be my last even slightly motorcycle related post on this blog.
If motorcycles are what you want then please check out the new blog. It’s the same with just a new url and everything is motorcycle related.
See you over there.
Sunday night my wife and I went to see Nine Inch Nails at the Shoreline Amphitheater. We rode the motorcycles which made it extra fun and easy to park.
We had paid for some decent seats, but as we were looking at getting a T-shirt (the lovely wife is a huge fan) we ran into my cousin who had 2 extra box seats. We happily accepted the upgraded seats.
The show was fantastic, Sound Garden played a great show, and Trent Reznor knocked it out of the park with his set.
So much fun!
Nine Inch Nails Setlist:
“Copy of A”
“Came Back Haunted”
“March of the Pigs”
“Find My Way”
“The Great Destroyer”
“The Hand That Feeds”
“Head Like a Hole”
Keep the rubber side down.
If you’ve read more than one post on this blog you’ve heard me mention my “long way home” ride. It’s my break in my week or day that always puts a smile on my face. It adds about 20 to 30 minutes to my normal 25ish minute ride. It’s varied over the years as I’ve gained confidence and skill riding my motorcycle. In any form though it basically substitutes Skyline (Hwy 35) for 280 for as much as my ride home as possible. The changes are in how I get to Skyline from Palo Alto. When I first started riding I took Woodside Rd (Hwy 84) up to Skyline, and it was certainly twisty enough for a novice rider, and I did this for several years. Since then I have come to love taking Page Mill Rd all the way up and it is much more challenging and there for fun for my intermediate skills.
Enough talk. Here’s the map.
Writing this reminds me of the first time I rode up Page Mill, and I almost rode off the edge after getting too cocky after thinking I knew what the road was like. There are two turns that I really am not fond of that are pretty close to each other. The first is a uphill hair pin right hand corner, that is (for me) too steep to lean into and must be done in first gear. The second is not as bad but is a slightly less sharp left hand uphill hair pin that is off camber and a bit bumpy. They are my constant challenge, everything else I can do with out feeling like I don’t know what I’m doing. Though speed and effort needed does vary by day.