Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

I've been pretty unproductive during this holiday break. Absolutely no moto activity except a short visit to the local shop to sit on a couple of bikes. Porters Beemershop in CA still have my R100RT heads and haven't received any updates besides they have been received and are being assessed. Their initial three week estimate now seems extremely optimistic. I guess I could get started on some of the other maintenance/repair items on the bike but I kind of want to get one task done before I start taking something else apart. Maybe I'll pull off the forks tomorrow.

The last couple of weeks have been pretty cold with the low around forty below. Today felt really warm by comparison at 10°F so I went for a nice walk around the neighborhood. Yesterday I went x-country skiing for the first time this year on the west ridge ski trails at the university. I'm way out of practice...

Not much else going on. Thank you to all that visit, especially those who take the time to comment. It's now just past midnight on the east coast so Happy New Year!


  1. Happy New Year to you as well Richard, too bad about the delay on the heads, I can empathize.

    Here's hoping you get them back sooner than expected.


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  2. Happy New Year, Richard!

    I'm sorry to hear that the heads haven't been rebuilt yet!!

    I'm also sorry to hear about those temperatures!! And I though our 18F was bad! How many hours of daylight are you getting?

    Hope you pick the skiing back up again quickly.


  3. My condolences too on the Beemer heads. And your temps are hard to imagine. When we lived in Connecticut years ago my lower limit for not running was 10 F. That must be hard to tolerate each day. Happy New Year!

  4. Richard, Happy New Year to you! As for the repair of the heads I am pretty confident you will get them back you drown in snow and it is too cold to ride anyway...
    BTW many thanks for your visits and comments on my blog in the past year. I hope you'll keep visiting...

  5. Happy New Year, Richard.

    Major repairs always seem to take longer than expected. I hate the waiting. I can't imagine knowing I couldn't ride anyway would be any consolation.

    I've enjoyed reading your blog during the year. It has brought a different part of this continent alive for me in a new way. I apologize for not commenting more often.

    May 2011 bring more joy your way than even you hope for.


  6. Happy New Year, Richard! Good Luck with the X-country skiing. I don't know that I would walk to the mailbox in 10 degrees :)

    Hope they get to work on those heads. I hate waiting on machine shop work.


  7. Happy New Year! I hope 2011 brings you many smiles per mile.

  8. Happy New Year Richard
    Hope you get the parts back soon!
    At least it's not riding season, not that that's much consolation.

    I've never done Cross country skiing, but always thought I'd enjoy it. It looks like hard work too!