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

Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

2019-09-04 – GNOR – Gippy New Old Route

2019-09-04 – GNOR – Gippy New Old Route

    PLEASE RSVP FOR THIS EVENT! Arc's Gippy New Old Route (GNOR) - level 3+ ~4.5 hours riding time from the 7-Eleven corner Stud/Wellington Roads; Route: Launch, Noojee, Moe, Mirboo North, KB & Druin return to Melbourne; Meet time 9:30 am for a 10:00 am sharp...

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Prime time of your life

Prime time of your life

The life unlived, the life unexperienced, the “un” life isn’t life. This life is. This life is filled with events that quicken the heart, that remind you that you are alive, alive in the prime time of your life. “There is a crack between the two worlds, the world of the diableros and the world of living men. There is a place where these two worlds overlap. The crack is there. It opens and closes like a door in the wind.” Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge The crack opens at the junction between day and night, as the red light approaches the doors to perception, to heaven and to hell open and let us slip inside, if we choose. Arc NineOhNine, www.arcnineohnine.com 10:49 minutes of video best viewed in 1080p60HD and appreciated with decent speakers
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Yesterday, a ride.

Yesterday, a ride.

For all of our yesterdays; for all of us, yesterday. Flying through the clouds the mists swirl around us, encircle us and yet too define us. Those feelings melt and yet amplify as we soar and glide, outside space and time. Time doesn’t bind, distance doesn’t confine, space doesn’t contain; feeling creates me and you too. That feeling when we look inside our self and see our feeling, feel our seeing, are our being. 2:10 minutes of video recorded, stored and best played back in 1080p60HD Location: Australia
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Bush Escape

Bush Escape

Escaping the city on the last Sunday of the southern hemisphere autumn in 2019. Escaping from the traffic, the people, the concrete, the built environment, escaping to the bush; esc-ape-ing. Comprises 29 sequences of varying lengths focussing on “correct” cornering lines, “smoothness”, entry, maintenance and exit throttle.
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Taming of the Garmin

Taming of the Garmin

Taming a Garmin GPS isn't easy nor straightforward. A list of software tools which I currently use and have used in the past to help tame the beast. Inspired by a question on an Internet forum.
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Updates – May 2019 #2

Updates – May 2019 #2

Completed migration of all site artifacts to HTTPS delivery, many pages were using both HTTP and HTTPS. This completes the first major overhaul of this site since it was first built over two years ago. I'm really happy with finally getting the new Subscription section to behave itself (I found an interesting bug in the GDPR compliance component). I note with some interest, or would that be better described as mild surprise or perhaps better too as astonishment (?), that I built my first website twenty-three years ago this year, and that was with Microsoft Notepad! Today I'm using a state of the art GUI content management system on cloud hosted systems, a far cry from a locally hosted Microsoft Internet Information Server v1.0 running on Microsoft Windows NT 3.51. How times change and while the technology has totally changed, the word is still the same, the importance of the written (now largely typed) word, that remains, and I suspect (and hope) that it always will. The idea, the concept, the thought externalised into words, that remains.
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Updates – May 2019

Updates – May 2019

One of our comrades, 13noob13, will shortly be returning to East Australia (AKA NZ) and in the great Netrider tradition (which I’ve just created) there will be a send off ride – ostensibly to make sure that he leaves our shores with an ingrained sense of how superior the Western Isle is by comparison to the Eastern Isle. Confirmed destination is the Great Ocean Road (GoR), regularly voted as one of the most scenic and best driving roads in the entire world, right here on our doorstep!
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Solo tripping…

Solo tripping…

www.arcninohnine.com website updates for May 2019 - major new subscription service implemented plus significant changes to the site back end to improve user responsiveness and site performance. See the article for complete details.
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Streamlining

Streamlining

Musings inspired by a post on Netrider "Planning my 1st solo trip!" A little excited, a little intimidated! It's an interesting experience being alone, being with oneself, riding alone, just the grey snake and oneself, but then, are we ever really, truly alone? That voice inside, that consciousness etching new connections in our mind, the particles of life flowing past us as we fly on our carpet of air. The "oneself" is multiples of self, of consideration, of thought, of being - observing and feeling the flow, becoming part of that flow, existing inside the flow, outside, within...
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Cooked stator

Cooked stator

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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Plug me up

Plug me up

www.arcninohnine.com website updates for May 2019 - major new subscription service implemented plus significant changes to the site back end to improve user responsiveness and site performance. See the article for complete details.
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Got Protection?

Got Protection?

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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A Forest

A Forest

Taming a Garmin GPS isn't easy nor straightforward. A list of software tools which I currently use and have used in the past to help tame the beast. Inspired by a question on an Internet forum.
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Lake Mountain ascent

Lake Mountain ascent

Completed migration of all site artifacts to HTTPS delivery, many pages were using both HTTP and HTTPS. This completes the first major overhaul of this site since it was first built over two years ago. I'm really happy with finally getting the new Subscription section to behave itself (I found an interesting bug in the GDPR compliance component). I note with some interest, or would that be better described as mild surprise or perhaps better too as astonishment (?), that I built my first website twenty-three years ago this year, and that was with Microsoft Notepad! Today I'm using a state of the art GUI content management system on cloud hosted systems, a far cry from a locally hosted Microsoft Internet Information Server v1.0 running on Microsoft Windows NT 3.51. How times change and while the technology has totally changed, the word is still the same, the importance of the written (now largely typed) word, that remains, and I suspect (and hope) that it always will. The idea, the concept, the thought externalised into words, that remains.
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Seaview Exploration

Seaview Exploration

Escaping the city on the last Sunday of the southern hemisphere autumn in 2019. Escaping from the traffic, the people, the concrete, the built environment, escaping to the bush; esc-ape-ing. Comprises 29 sequences of varying lengths focussing on “correct” cornering lines, “smoothness”, entry, maintenance and exit throttle.
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Mitta Mitta to Glen Wills – Omeo Highway

Mitta Mitta to Glen Wills – Omeo Highway

The life unlived, the life unexperienced, the “un” life isn’t life. This life is. This life is filled with events that quicken the heart, that remind you that you are alive, alive in the prime time of your life. “There is a crack between the two worlds, the world of the diableros and the world of living men. There is a place where these two worlds overlap. The crack is there. It opens and closes like a door in the wind.” Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge The crack opens at the junction between day and night, as the red light approaches the doors to perception, to heaven and to hell open and let us slip inside, if we choose. Arc NineOhNine, www.arcnineohnine.com 10:49 minutes of video best viewed in 1080p60HD and appreciated with decent speakers
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Think

Think

Completed migration of all site artifacts to HTTPS delivery, many pages were using both HTTP and HTTPS. This completes the first major overhaul of this site since it was first built over two years ago. I'm really happy with finally getting the new Subscription section to behave itself (I found an interesting bug in the GDPR compliance component). I note with some interest, or would that be better described as mild surprise or perhaps better too as astonishment (?), that I built my first website twenty-three years ago this year, and that was with Microsoft Notepad! Today I'm using a state of the art GUI content management system on cloud hosted systems, a far cry from a locally hosted Microsoft Internet Information Server v1.0 running on Microsoft Windows NT 3.51. How times change and while the technology has totally changed, the word is still the same, the importance of the written (now largely typed) word, that remains, and I suspect (and hope) that it always will. The idea, the concept, the thought externalised into words, that remains.
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What happened?

What happened?

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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Meredith

Meredith

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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Track day data – tyres and times

Track day data – tyres and times

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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Autotune settings

Autotune settings

 ...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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Divination, reading your plugs

Divination, reading your plugs

This article was originally posted on the Woolich Racing forums, Sunday 04 May, 2014 6:50 pm Good data respects you in the morning, bad data...oops, no, sorry, wrong topic 🙂 This article is my attempt to share what's worked for me with WRT's AT functionality. Justin...

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Things to do on the Internet

Things to do on the Internet

This article was originally posted on the Woolich Racing forums, Sunday 04 May, 2014 6:50 pm Good data respects you in the morning, bad data...oops, no, sorry, wrong topic 🙂 This article is my attempt to share what's worked for me with WRT's AT functionality. Justin...

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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