Saturday, April 30, 2016

Almost Ice-Free

That is Ballaine Lake in the background. Still not quite ice-fee but getting pretty close. Our temperatures are still just above freezing in the morning but are getting close to 60°F by the end of the afternoon. Warm enough to dispense with the fleece liner under the RC. I'm almost to the 1000km break-in mileage on the rebuilt engine but I'm still not 100% confident that there isn't still a hidden problem. Right now, when the clutch is disengaged and the bike is still in gear, there is a very slight tendency for the rig to move forward. This was never the case in the past. But that's about the only thing giving me pause.

On Thursday evenings, starting yesterday, the local Harley/Honda/BMW/Polaris/Victory dealer has a barbeque with free hamburgers and brats. Yesterday, there were a number of door prizes given away in addition to the free food. I'm not sure I'll attend every week that I'm in town but the brats were very tasty. Their big prize, to be given away sometime in June, is a well outfitted BMW G650GS. I think that it was a rental bike at one time but it has tons or Touratech add-ons and has spoked wheels. A very nice bike.

I think that I've ended up going to the University just about every day this week. I had picked up one of the 9.7" iPad Pro models a couple of weeks ago but the keyboard cover, camera connection kit and pencil were back ordered. The camera connection kit is still back ordered but the keyboard and pencil arrived today. I did the iCloud restore on the iPad using the Internet at the university. Just a little bit faster. I'll do a full review in a bit after using the new gadget for blogging. I was told that I wouldn't like to type on the keyboard cover but it isn't too bad. After all, I got used to typing on the new MacBook keyboard so I could probably get used to typing on just about anything.

12 comments:

redlegsrides said...

Hope you figure out the "clutch creep" issue RichardM, it's something that's caused me worries on my current and last rig.

SonjaM said...

Hubby is gone shopping for an iPad Pro as I am writing this. I hope it'll be a good choice. I am still liking my old Macbook Air.

RichardM said...

I have my suspicions but to check it, I'll need a few more miles then pull the transmission.

RichardM said...

After reading the reviews, I decided to replace the iPad Air with what I suspect will become the ''normal' iPad. I used to draw a lot so I'm curious what the drawing experience will be like. The old stylus resolution was so poor that it was difficult to do anything. I've found that the new MacBook has replaced my 11" MacBook Air. The Air has a more powerful processor but the MacBook is so much lighter and the display doesn't give me headaches.

BMW HACKER said...

Warmer in Alaska than it is in Montana....

RichardM said...

Gotta love that "global warming" thing. What part of Montana?

Canajun said...

And Ottawa.

RichardM said...

Today was amost too warm as I was out clearing out some brush from the front yard. Mowing the front yard with a chain saw...

Trobairitz said...

That keyboard doesn't look too bad to type on.

Glad you are above freezing every morning. Hopefully that means you won't get another hard frost - or snow storm.

RichardM said...

The keyboard isn't too bad though I do miss the specialized keys that the Logitech keyboard had. The texture of the keys still feel odd as the keyboard is made of some sort of fabric with conductive threads in. But for the non-touch typist, like me, it probably works just fine.. The slightly smaller size would probably drive some up the wall.


Actually, a really hard freeze would be great as it would do in most of the mosquitoes. That would be a good thing.

BMW HACKER said...

Eastern MT....Billings. Finally supposed to warm up next week....80's....yea!

Artie & Leinen's Grand Adventure said...

We have a front yard? It froze last night, but I don't know how hard