Skyline Drive & Southern WV

7-1-14 Skyline Drive & Southern WV 1,260 Miles      My Friend Alan and I took another bike trip this year to Skyline Drive and the Southern end of West Virginia. You can also read about our trip from last year to Tail of the Dragon. This year Alan planned the trip mainly around hitting alot of West Virginia’s state parks. He is part of a program that  you get a stamp at each park you visit until you reach a goal of a certain number. But over the couple weeks of planning, we seemed to add more and more […]

Cold Day Flipping the Armattan CNC-258

Some of you may have seen my other video of some of my first attempts at flipping… that ended in a horrific crash with lots of damage. See video here… Well I am happy to say that after rebuilding the quad and getting some more flight time under my belt that I am doing much better, as in, I have not crashed it again. 😉 I have prop savers on it now, that hold the props on with elastic bands, which does save the props from breaking and bending motor shafts when you have a small crash, but they let […]

Tail of the Dragon

Myself, a work buddy, and his son took a 3 day trip down to NC to ride the infamous Tail of the Dragon road. You can read about it here… Basically its an 11 mile stretch of road with 311 curves. Its is a must goto place if you are a motorcycle rider or love to drive fast on twisty roads. Total Distance = 1,068 Miles Day 1 The trip was 3 days total, with days 1 and 3 mainly being travel days just to get down and back. One stop we did make on Day 1 was at the […]

Suzuki VStrom DL650 iPad Windscreen Bracket

I have experimented with alot of GPS navigation options on the bike ever since I bought it. All had their issues. The Garmin Nuvi units have alot of short comings I dont like at all. My Garmin 60csX is a fantastic unit, but more suited for hiking, not car or bike navigation, and the screen is way too small. The TomTom app on my iPhone is excellent, but the iPhone screen was just a bit too small for my tastes also.     So, for the hell of it, I mounted the iPad on my handlebars one day and ran the TomTom […]

Suzuki VStrom DL650 Pelican 1550 Side Cases

I started out with a set of soft saddle bags on my DL650, which were very useful, they actually held more than you would think. But even though they came with rain covers, I would not exactly say they were water proof, and there was no way to lock them. I plan on doing some camping trips on the bike and multiple day trips, so I wanted to upgrade the bags to something water tight and lockable. I looked over every option out there for hard cases. There are alot of great options out there, but most of the nicer […]

4Sevens TI Tactical Pen

Description: Made of Titanium Length: 4.07 inches Diameter: 0.35 inches Weight: .68 ounces (without ink refill) Fisher black fine point refill Glass break point Optional points sold separately. First Impressions: I am not one of those people that use fancy expensive pens, but I was given the chance to check out the 4Sevens TI Pen and figured I would see what its all about. I had my hands on a CountyComm Embassy pen a few weeks before, so I figured I at least had that to compare it to. The 4Sevens pen is alot different than the other “tactical” pens […]