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A Visit to the Motorcycle Store

We went to RideNow Austin to pick up a part that we had ordered. It was a good ride and fun to do a little shopping at the motorcycling shop!

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New Camera Angles

I mounted the camera to the handlebars and also used my chest mount for some new camera angles. I like these a lot!

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Morning Ride

“Ready to Go” Cedar Park, 2022

Trying to beat the heat by going for a morning ride. But it was already in the 90s! 😫 Still fun, though.

“Kiki” Cedar Park, 2022
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A Bit of Maintenance and Camera Testing

“POV Test” Cedar Park, 2022

This evening I did a bit of maintenance on Kiki: check oil, check coolant level, and check battery water level. I also removed some wiring I had added to rig up a Garmin GPS unit that I no longer use.

Then I went for a few laps around my neighborhood testing out different GoPro settings, and I have found that on my GoPro Hero9, Wide with High stabilization seems to be best. This is for the chin-mounted camera position. I want to add a handlebar cam that points back at me, and I have a mount set up for either GoPro or iPhone. I just need to test it out. Maybe later this weekend. 😀

“Maintenance” Cedar Park, 2022
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Ride on Lime Creek Road Through Volente, Austin, Texas

Here’s a video of a nice stretch of road in north Austin, called Lime Creek Road. Very fun!

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A Ride Downtown

Kiki and I went for a ride to downtown Austin today. It was a fun ride on a beautiful day!

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Morning Motorbike Ride in the Texas Hill Country

“Vroom” Marble Falls, 2021

This morning I went on an old-fashioned cruise through the Texas Hill Country. We live close to a popular route for motorcyclists: RM 1431. The best stretch winds from Cedar Park to Marble Falls, filled with long sweepers, and many ups and downs. There are only a couple sharper bends, but nothing I’d call a twisty, and as long as you use the speed warning signs as your cue, you’ll be fine. In fact, I’d say the lowest your speedometer would drop to is maybe 45 mph / 72 kph, and I tend to ride conservatively.

I’ve ridden RM (Ranch-to-Market) 1431 many times, and it’s always really fun. It’s nice to just cruise at a leisurely pace or you can twist the wrist a bit and see what your motorbike can do. There are even several slow-vehicle passing sections too which can be helpful.

I prefer to ride in the early morning when there are barely any cars. On the way to Marble falls at 7:30 am, there were only a handful of other motorists, but on the way home, I saw a lot more cars and motorcycles heading in the other direction. So if you’re like me and prefer the open road, head out early!

Please check out the POV videos I recorded on the ride:


I hope you had a nice day!

I hope you had a great day!

“Kiki” Cedar Park, 2021
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Cockpit View

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New Camera

I recently got a GoPro Hero9 Black camera and have the ability to make some decent ride videos! Woohoo! Here’s my first one. Enjoy!

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Welcome Back

“Back Home” Cedar Park, 2020

Kiki’s home again, all fixed up! Her fuel pump went kaput and old gas had to be cleaned out, but she’s all better. I also gave her a wash, replaced the brake fluid, and lubed the chain. Next up is an oil change, coolant change, and some battery maintenance. And then she’ll be good as new!

“Night Maintenance” Cedar Park, 2020
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