Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Weather to Dress For . . . Skies and Snowfall Warnings

Yesterday's high was -5 Celsius. Minus 5. The high.
Oh, I know, I know, my fellow Canadians from about 150-200 kilometres inland all the way East to the Atlantic will be sneering. Minus 5, that's easy. Minus 5 is when we take the coats off. Heck, even the sweaters.
But the brakes were frozen on my bike, and there were many, many icy patches along our little island's dirt roads.
Riding across to the city harbour, our little ferry crunched its way through ice. That's an inch or two of ice (loose, yes, broken up, but still, crunchy, resistant, frozen, ice) on top of the salt water. Cold.
But my, what a dramatic sunrise, all looming dark and glory combined. I suppressed the flash, which merely illuminated the foreground and completely missed my eye's vision, and since I wasn't using a tripod, there's fuzziness. The colour, though, the dramatic contrast, the wintry stark shapes, they're all as I saw them. Worth heading out in my slippers.
We have a Snowfall Warning in effect again today, my long day, so I'll be watching the clouds, waiting to see if we get enough to cancel my evening class and get me home by the fire sooner. Again, the Eastern sneering, but we have hills and curves and minimal snow-clearing budgets along this Coast. And the University I teach at sprawls its way up a hill and requires student drivers to make sharp turns into its parking lots. Even the buses end up stopping at the bottom during serious snowfalls.

So we'll see. Meantime, though, I'll admit that it's much prettier than the rain we'll be complaining about next week. . . And I'm rather enjoying the chance to haul out the warm woolies. Duchesse is posting today about dressing for a Canadian winter. I've been enjoying the not-so-glam combo of grey cabled woolen tights and my Blundstones. Might even show you a photo later of the grey cashmere coat that makes me feel a bit better about it all. Time now, though, to go figure out what's going to keep me warm today. What weather are you dressing for, wherever you are?

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2010 Motorcycles from Honda

2010 Honda CBR1000RR/CBR1000RR ABS
A smoother, more efficient engine and two new colors headline the changes to this Open-class sportbike.
Displacement 999cc
Bike Category  street/sport

2010 Honda VFR 1200F Review

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Dual-clutch transmissions are all the rage on the high-performance car scene, and Honda has now brought the first DCT-equipped motorcycle to market in the form of the 2010 Honda VFR 1200F We had already sampled the delights of the manual six-speed model, enjoying the torquey responses from Honda's new 1200 V4 engine and the overall levels of refinement accompanying them. But the experience on the new DCT-equipped VFR1200FD is unlike anything we've ever encountered. The bike can be operated in one of two auto-drive modes'normal or sport'or be shifted manually by triggers on the handlebar. There is no clutch, and downshifts are accompanied by blips of the throttle that accurately match engine revs to road speed. As with its four-wheel counterparts, the DCT-equipped Honda is a harbinger of things to come.

SUZUKI G-Strider Concept Motorcycle

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Big Motorcycles Extreme Modification

If you are the owner of a motorcycle that need to be different, so the first thought is how to dress the alias motor modifications. Then you’ll start shopping accessories and modifications here and there. More and more components you replace, and without the feel was so much budget that came out. Then you begin to realize the function of modification is more than just beautify the look of (crude). Feel right any change many-sided effect. From the psychological side you feel the pride, of the feeling function you feel nothing has changed. Also in terms of cost, has countless hepeng you spend. Result, the motor show, it might be pretty, but it can also actually seronok. Function, motorcycles easier and more tightly controlled, but can also be quite the opposite: more wild and more severe.
If the negative aspects of these functions more appear, it means you have to start evaluating the function of modification you do. Is it really means, component selection, to modify the workshop. If you feel still less force, you have to evaluate the model and finishing a modification. It may be that you have the wrong school, your garage is less accurate, or perhaps you are the less serious.
Speaking of the function is to talk about technology. Use of appropriate components, good quality, and still works best will help the overall motor performance. While talking about the display, is talking about taste. Modifikator only knows what you want to translate that will give satisfaction. Only modifikator which gives you a good components that will maximize motor performance. And, only skilled modifikator that will give you the correct input concept and make it fit the concept and the agreed budget.
Injection Motor Benefits
There’s one in the public perception of Indonesia on the motor injection machine, which he said ribet is, is more expensive. when in fact the motor with injection technology 10% more efficient in fuel consumption compared berkarburator motors, are also easy to care about it because it does not need to dismantle and sets karbu again, if the motorcycle carburetor service takes 30 minutes for the injection motor takes only 15 minutes! .
Why koq injection could be more efficient than a carburetor?
That’s because the dose given is always appropriate. from the bottom up round the gasoline-air ratio is always measuring fit, according to information from Edhi Sarwono, Technical Service Training Manager PT AHM. injection dimotor many sensors that regulate engine performance, fuel flow and air can be adjusted according to the needs of the gas openings. Another advantage, if the motor carburetor depending on environmental conditions, if the motor was in the higher places, it would be wasteful. and vice versa. but these conditions do not affect the motor injection. because of the sensors in the motor for reading the temperature of injection environment, so the fuel flow as well as the local temperature.
Care easy
If the carburetor cleaned should be dismantled so that takes a long time, not to mention the risk because it is often dismantled so that some components wear out so vulnerable, especially skepticism buoy. was to type motor that uses vulnerable injection for longer treatment time, enough so 10-15 thousand miles, it was quite the spray injector cleaner. even if used bengsin quality is good, really do not need injections left unharmed again. because in addition to sterile, AHM also been backing up fine filter before entering the injector’ll certainly be safer Hariko Handy, Deputy GM Technical Service PT AHM.

A Wintry View

Brrrr! If you'll allow a theatrical shiver or three, here are some cold-looking photos of the view from here. . . .
The wind-whipped, white-capped grey waves matched the steely shades of the sky . . .
But the snow does brighten the landscape up
Although it doesn't quite manage to enliven this sad evocation of summer meals. . . .
Brrrrr! or did I say that already?
Has winter found your place yet?

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