Two wheels good? Bike vs Motorcycle as emergency transportation

With my Subaru out of commission last week thanks to a broken clutch fork, I had to get by bumming rides from coworkers and friends. I got to thinking that, since I do DD a high mileage car, it might not be a terrible idea to have a backup method of getting to work. I don't have any spare parking in my apartment… » 11/14/14 6:06pm 11/14/14 6:06pm

The Bike Bug is getting stronger...

So, for the last week, and off and on all year, I've really wanted a motorcycle...despite my budget having about -500 bucks a month to buy one with (no typo there, two car loans and electricity on an uninsulated house is bleh) but today it was really bad, I completely ignored tv and games to stare at bikes on CL all… » 11/09/14 12:28am 11/09/14 12:28am

2009 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer: MUH FREEDOM MACHINE Review

In most people's minds, motorcycles fall into two general and broad categories: big heavy cruisers chewing up dry pavement over hundreds of miles at a time (or bikes that pretend to) and small, lithe sport bikes hitting hundreds of MPH in the blink of an eye (or bikes that pretend to). The bikes that fall somewhere or… » 10/13/14 2:04pm 10/13/14 2:04pm

Have some New England foliage from my recent roadtrip

Spent 2 days riding around NH, longest ride I've taken the Katana on so far (371 miles). Very impressed how comfortable it was for a sport/tourer that's more on the sport side. Even got a few miles of off-pavement riding in! So it's a sport-touring-adventure bike I guess. Probably not recommended to ride on pine… » 9/30/14 11:16am 9/30/14 11:16am