Friday, April 8, 2016

(Late) April Fools!

This was the view from the garage this morning. I'm glad that I hadn't removed the studs from the Ural tires yet. Not that studs were really needed but they do give you a shade better grip when the temperature is right around freezing. By noon, it had warmed up to 33°F so it should be nice and clear later this afternoon.

Yesterday, there were two bikes at College Coffeehouse plus I saw Lee H. riding his airhead on Farmers Loop. Today, not very many (i.e. none). One of the bikes at morning coffee was a very nice R1200GSA on it's first ride of the year.

I'm in my office today for a meeting and to find things that need to go back up to Barrow for the upcoming field season. One of the items going up is my Lenovo Helix tablet/PC. It is currently on Windows 8.1 but I'm going ahead and upgrading it to Windows 10 while it's still "free". I heard that it is a 10 GB download. Much better here at the university than at home.

And, for a change, no issues with the Ural all week. No oil leaks, no oil consumption, no weird noises. Just a nice sounding engine.

Friday Afternoon Update - I'm not sure why there was so much anti-Windows 10 on the Internet about Windows 10. Just don't let it pick all of the defaults. There were a lot of preferences automatically checked that you probably shouldn't choose. Such as automatically send your wi-fi network passwords to Microsoft so they can be shared with all of your friends. I think I unchecked all of the Microsoft recommended sharing options. It seems to work just fine on this tablet including the touch screen.

9 comments:

redlegsrides said...

Nice to hear your rig is doing well....going to have to replace the sidecar u-joint as soon as the part comes in. It's starting to move quite a bit. Lucky, I have a spare rig. :)

RichardM said...

Kind of like it was right after I first picked it up. It ran great until it didn't. Even in February, I was thinking that it was running better than ever. Then the funny noises started...

SonjaM said...

Oh, the white stuff again.

I do not know about Mickysoft 10 however, the standard settings seem a bit inconsiderate. But maybe that's just me being a bit on the paranoid side.

Trobairitz said...

Snow? That is a cruel joke.

We've had almost 80 degrees for the last few days. Odd for us in April when it is usually steady rain.

RichardM said...

And after almost all of the snow was gone too…

I had heard horror stories of the default share settings in Windows 10. And, yes, they were horrible choices.

RichardM said...

Fortunately, it didn't stick around very long.

I'll take snow over steady rain...

Unknown said...

Richard, I bet you're relieved that winter isn't over quite yet.

Watch out... Don't say too many positive things about the URAL--you'll jinx the situation. ;-)

RichardM said...

I was wondering about that while riding this morning. Now I'll be paranoid...

"Is that a new noise?"

Unknown said...

Yep, few things are more vexing to one's two- or three-wheeling pleasure than hypervigilance. That menace can just ruin a well-planned trip.