Friday, November 26, 2010

A very cold Thanks Giving day solo run

Cold Turkey day solo run, originally uploaded by Speedy Chung.
Thanks Giving dinner didn't start until 6pm - so I had a few hours for a quick solo ride. The only problem was the weather - it was way too cold. At 10am, under the sun felt like 43F (6C); and once under shade it was like down to 38 (3C)! When I was out there, 80% of the roads were actually dry and clean; but if there is any wet spot, I needed to be super careful since it could have 'black ice'. The trip still turned out nicely without any problem and the cold weather was perfect for testing out my new winder gear. I got the heated inner layer under the new Dainese D-dry suit, and Under Armour Coldgear undersuit. Thanks to the heated layer; my body was toasty warm even at 80mph. The only problem was my hands - so cold that I can't even feel my fingers. I guess it is time to look into winter groves...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Finally meet the new Ducati Diavel!

So I finally meet the new Diavel at the International Motorcycle Show! It was one muscle bike! Fat rear tire, strong engine... There were a lot of nice details, like the hidden passenger pegs and handle bar, split radiators, and very cool wheel hub mounted license plate holder. But seriously, the proportion of the motorcycle was all wrong - at least to me. The bar was way too high, tank was too long, and pegs were too forward. Felt like riding a pig LOL. Will see how it turns out once it hits the road.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Dainese Fulcrum boots

Dainese Fulcrum boots, originally uploaded by Speedy Chung.
Finally I have some serious winter riding gears! The Dainese Fulcrum boots are light, warm, water and wind proof and yet still breathable. Somehow it runs one size bigger (I used to wear size 43; but it fits me well at 42). The only complain that I have is at the end of the toe area seems to be too roomy - so my toes vibrate inside the boots a bit - and I felt a bit tied after a long ride. It is not really big deal since I can always add a pair of thin shoes pad or thicker socks to make it fits better. So far after 400 miles trip mix with wet and dry weather, it seems holding up really well.... I highly recommend it!

BTW, I got this boots at 40% off at Hattar Motorsports annual sale... Thanks Hattar!