Tomorrow, when I wake, or think I do, what shall I say of today?

Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

Got protection – the follow up

After publishing the three articles on hearing loss and prevention I posted a link to the Australian Netrider website in a message titled Got protection? arc, Jan 7, 2019   It's not sexy and others can't see it with your lid on, it doesn't make heads turn as you...

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Streamlining

Been doing some work on the site to streamline page presentation and implement a new registration module to reduce the spammy registrations from bots, tweaked the home, resources (new) and about pages too :).

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Got Protection – The Data

In Part One – Got protection? we learned why motorcyclists need hearing protection and some key sound related concepts, in Part Two – Plug me up we learned about the types of hearing protection available to motorcyclists, the different standards used in attenuation measurement and how to properly fit and maintain earplugs, now in this third and final part Part Three – Got Protection – The Data a detailed and comparative review of thirty-four different ear plugs.

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Plug me up

In part one “Got protection” we learned why motorcyclists need hearing protection and some key sound related concepts, now in part two we’ll cover the types of hearing protection available to motorcyclists, the different standards used in attenuation measurement and how to properly fit and maintain earplugs.

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Excuse me while I barf…

The final part of an (online) employment ad: "When people feel valued, they become more productive and satisfied, and we want you to feel inspired every day." I call BS. Since when did inspiration stem from satisfaction, it sure as hell doesn't from productivity,...

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A Forest

https://youtu.be/OzL6aYdXYCA Six minutes of footage best viewed in 1080p60HD with an audio accompaniment by The Cure's 1980 track A Forest from their album Seventeen Seconds. Location: Noojee to Poweltown

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Lake Mountain ascent

https://youtu.be/8YaU00QfmoU Six minutes of video taken earlier this year and best viewed in 1080p60HD. Audio accompaniment by Samuel Barber's Adagio for Stringspopularised by the pivotal 1975 film Rollerball. Location: Lake Mountain

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Seaview Exploration

https://youtu.be/5KsxXdcCvds Exploring a newly sealed road, a short video (7:22) and best viewed in 1080p60HD, audio accompaniment from Aphex Twin's Digeridoo. Location: Gippsland.

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Mitta Mitta to Glen Wills – Omeo Highway

From a recent trip to the Snowys, Four Days - the newly sealed section has bedded in nicely with scant loose gravel on the corners, a long video (41:55) and best viewed in 1080p60HD. This section includes a multitude of 30-45 km/h corners. https://youtu.be/HgXFU3gLFB0...

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Think

https://youtu.be/5tn4P7IBqoQ Will you get lost in the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Most people I asked don't even know what that is, but it's happening all around us right now. This system is about technological evolution...evolving us. Truthstream Media, Oct 30,...

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Four days

Away from the harsh and unnatural visual jarring of the angular concrete and steel constructs of the city, away from the creeping, constant and incessant traffic, away from the bustling multitudes of people, away from the city lights dimming the night stars, away from the tight enclosed spaces, away from the unique metropolis dirt, away from nature bent and subverted to human will – away from the ‘usual’ life. A way. A way to recharge, a way to connect with the earth, water and sky, a way to see anew with fresh, open eyes, a way to feel and hear with reinvigorated senses, a way to think, a way to explore. Reconnect away. Away in the mountains. Four days away.

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Meredith

Originally published August, 2012 Eager expectation, that’s how I felt the morning of the ride. The day was overcast with the threat of hail in Melbourne that afternoon and a cool 10C forecast for part of the ride. Finding the meet point was a challenge itself, there...

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Jindabyne

Originally published February, 2014 Wet. Wetter. Wettest. Submerged. It was going to be wet. And yes, it was and so were we. Submerged still doesn’t do it justice: it was wet all day. It started with a sinking feeling that my wets weren’t up to scratch when my elbows...

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Jamieson

Originally published January, 2013 One of my most favourite trips: Eildon-Jamieson or EJ as it’s now often known. The usual preflight checks complete and I set off nice and early from home for the ~60 odd minute “commute” to Yarra Glen. A rather idyllic commute as I...

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Dargo

Originally published January, 2014. Saturday finally came and it was time again. Time to do the Dargo dance. Time to repeat that magnificent ride which I first did with this group last year. Heading out to the meet point I espy a yellow bike closely tailed by a black...

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The mattress…

 ...hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't. Adams, D. 1979. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. London: Pan Books.   Morning. Sunday. Long weekend. The football is over. A long trek to the meet point and the ephemeral transients are already...

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Autotune settings

I've been using Justin's software and hardware for around five years now and have found something that works for me, to extend on my previous posts on his excellent software I'm sharing some AutoTune tips: It's cold in winter here at the moment in Victoria - set your...

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Autotune for dummies

This article was originally posted on the Woolich Racing forums, Sunday 04 May, 2014 4:17 pm   AutoTune is a component of the Woolich Racing Tuned (WRT) software. It allows you to aim for a specific air fuel ratio (AFR) at various throttle/RPM combinations. Why...

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I had to go out…

You know that time? When you just have to get out for a ride? Today I decided it was time, with no idea where I was going I squeezed into my leathers, stuffed a thermal top and water bottle into my bag. At the driveway, left? Sure. Make it up as you go. Freeway?...

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So you want your bike tuned?

So you want your bike tuned? It should be easy, shouldn’t it? You nick over to your favourite dyno equipped mechanic, watch them strap down your precious then wring the living daylights out of her. There’s no sound quite like a litre bike being dyno tuned with a...

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The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.

Amelia Earhart