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The Suzuki Superbike Showdown presented by Rockstar

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(Photo by Steven Vore)

Steven and I sat out for the 20 mile ride over to Road Atlanta and had an enjoyable ride. I still get a kick out of people at stoplights reactions to seeing a Harley and a BMW riding together.

Once at Road Atlanta, we made a stroll through vendor row and chatted with the folks at Nomar who produces and sells motorcycle tire changing equipment. Steven's beemer was needing a front tire and they made him a good deal on a Pirelli and offered to mount, balance, and change it out for free. So, we put them to work. We were quite impressed with their equipment and speed. I've never seen a dealership change a tire out that effortlessly. Their equipment and tire mounting lube made all the difference. Steven was tickled to kill two birds with one stone. Now he doesn't have to schedule time at a bike shop.

After a couple of weeks of enjoyable fall weather in the biggest city in the South, Summer returned Saturday for the Suzuki Spuerbike Showdown. It was hot as st…

Paschal's

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Another business trip out of the Atlanta airport. I figured I'd be left with the usual burger choices, but much to my suprise we stumbled upon Paschal's Restaurant. Just a few minutes sitting at a table will have your mouth watering at the smell of Fried Chicken, Greens, Black Eyed Peas, Cornbread, the works. I couldn't resist. A few minutes later I was putting Tabasco on a fried chicken leg quarter and on a bowl of greens. And, I'm happy to report it tasted as good as it smelled. And yes, they know how to make REAL sweet tea.

Paschal's has been in Atlanta for over 50 years. It originally was on the outskirts of Atlanta. and moved thru several buildings as time progressed. Eventually it was expanded to include a hotel and the La Carousel Lounge which hosted some of Jazz music's greatest names, including The Ramsey Lewis Trio, Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, and Dizzy Gillespie.

In 1996 the original hotel and restaurant location was purchased by Clark University. But…

The Crap Napper (tm)

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Note: this is not the actual picture from the events described, just found on the internet

Somethings in this world you just can’t explain” – Charlie Daniels

The company I work for has an office suite in an appealing office building north of Atlanta. We share a floor with several other companies. A few weeks ago I went down the hall to the men’s room and while attending to my business I heard loud snoring coming from the end stall. At first I thought it odd but brushed it off as someone congested and perhaps breathing hard to expel some matter. But then the snoring became more intense, and it was intuitively obvious to even the most casual observer that the person in the end stall was sound asleep.

I returned to my work and put the occurrence out of mind until a couple weeks later when I encountered the same situation. I was amazed that the opening and closing of doors, running sink water, etc did not disturb “the crap napper”. I reported this odd experience with my coworkers who found…

Born to Be Wild Ride

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Like my new helmet? :)

Around 50-60 Bikes showed up. The folks from XL supplied us with great music, good BBQ Sandwiches, homemade baked beans, home cooked desserts, and lost of ice cold drinks. The ride was 60 miles in the country side north of Rome. It was a gorgeous day and the ride was quite enjoyable. A good bit of money was raised for a good cause and a good time was had by all.

After the ride and dinner, we hung around to XL's service and listened to the cover band and a message from Rev. Big Daddy.

My buddy Steven rode over to Rome with me for the ride, so even the trip over and back was enjoyable.

Bikers for Babies

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March of Dimes Bikers for Babies...more than 45,000 riders all across America riding to raise money to prevent premature birth and birth defects, educating expecting mothers and supporting families dealing with sick or premature babies.

Go to their website and find the dates and locations of the ride near you.
Bikers for Babies Website

Atlanta - Sunday, Oct 12
Ft. Myers - Sunday, Nov 2
Huntsville - Sunday, Oct 11
Kansas City - Sunday, Sep 14
Las Vegas - Sunday, Oct 25
St Louis - Sunday, Oct 12

Who's in??

Why All the Gear All the Time (agatt)?

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Doesn’t that stuff get hot in the summertime? Isn’t it a pain to have to put all that stuff on every time you go to get on the bike? Everyone else thinks it looks more badboy to wear jeans, and a t-shirt or tank top. Other folks are riding in flip-flops and shorts.

Ok, what if….

What if you are making your morning commute down a crowded four-lane Atlanta highway? Traffic is running 60 mph. You see a flash of something out of the corner of your eye. You turn to see what it was – nothing. A car started to weave into your lane, but they saw their error and corrected. You look back up and the cars in front of you are all on their brakes and sliding to a stop. You grab your brakes. The back tire locks up and begins to slide. You are staring at the back of the car in front of you and considering the stopping distance. The backend of the bike starts the death wobble. It slides to the left then the right. Someone stated in a safety briefing you heard a few months ago to not release the rear bra…