Heinrich Maneuver

April 27, 2021  •  1 Comment
This past weekend a few of my buddies and I had a mini BMW Airhead Tech Day at my house. We had fun rebuilding the brake master cylinder on my '81 BMW R100CS. We also played around with the mount of my Heinrich Fuhrmann tank, and modifying the seat cowl, so that the seat could still be removed with the tank in place. Here is a short video we made f...
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March 26, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
This is going to fun! I have to admit, I think the Maryland Vehicle Emissions Inspection is largely just another "tax", but I abide by laws so begrudgingly I take my vehicles every two years using the self service kiosk, which can be frustrating - but hey, in the end it does seem to work and saves $4.00. This morning I decided to take my truck (w...
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C'mon US Postal Service .... You can't do better then that?

December 04, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Getting so incredibly frustrated. I treated myself to my first Drone ever, a DJI Mavic Air 2. I often look to eBay for some deals and seemingly found one advertised as a "Fly More" combo, which includes add'l batteries, a car charger, ND filters, etc. Asked the Seller for Serial Number, since I thought I needed that to register the Drone with the...
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2020 Spin Sheet Century Club Quest

March 05, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
This year (2020) I will attempt to join the Spin Sheet Century Club by spending 100+ Days on the water. This will be my personal journal as I complete this quest. Exciting to see how many different vessels and trips this will turn into and the great memories made. Day 1: Rig rescue on "Elias" (Omar's Hunter 33) Day 2: Two Frostbite Races on "Fi...
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Finally Stopped ....

January 16, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
For weeks I have gone past the local Audi Dealership which currently has an amazing sports car on display. I promised myself many times to stop, but always came up with "internal" excuses, like - "No, I should really head to work", or - "I don't like some of the signage around to the car", or - "I wished the car's doors were not flipped open". Thi...
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R80GS - R65LS 40th Anniversary Celebration, Harleysville, PA

December 06, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Todd and Laura once again invited some BMW motorcycle enthusiasts to their homestead in Harleysville, PA. We once again celebrated the 40th Anniversary of two of Hans Muth inspired BMW models, the R 80/GS and the R 65 LS. Hans Muth, George "Schorsch" Martin, Udo Gietl, Dr. George Frazier, Tom Cutter, Bob Henig, Karl Meyers and Armond Ensanian were...
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Assateague Island

October 27, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Spent a few days camping on Assateague Island National Sea Shore's campground. Beautiful spot, celebrated the birthday of a very special person in my life. Went out on a few photo excursions to capture some of the local wild life including the wild horses. Made some great meals over the open campfire, spent time with good friends. Click here for m...
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1977 BMW R100RS keeps on ticking

June 19, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Finally got the R77 (1977 BMW R100RS) back out for a spin. It's getting increasingly harder to exercise and run the four bikes I now have. But always a joy. After many months of sitting in the garage, I was a bit surprised she fired right up, took her for a ride to my local watering hole.
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2019 Annapolis Yacht Club WNR Xiberger Race Log

May 16, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Series 1 2019 - Team Xiberger is looking forward to another year of good racing. One major crew change is the loss of Warren since he relocated to NM. Series 1, Race 1: 4/DNC Four of our crew are still in Ireland, boat did not compete https://youtu.be/kA1U2Cs3XlU Series 1, Race 2: 4th I was still in Ireland, did not race. Xiberger got a fourt...
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A visit to Irv's Basement Bar

February 20, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Some places are iconic and legendary. Irv's Basement Bar in Pasadena is one of those places. Pay him a visit while he is still tending bar - you will not regret it! We were pre-gaming my birthday, and arrived at Irv's around noon, finding the basement bar closed. No problem, my buddy peeked through the screen door and caught Irv sitting at his kit...
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CZ-USA Redhead Premier Target - First Impressions

February 19, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
I have always enjoyed spending time with my good friends on a sporting clay course followed by the obligatory lunch/drinks afterwards, with plenty of smack talk about the witnessed shooting abilities of the players on-hand. All in good fun, of course. I used to shoot with a Benelli 121 SL80 (12ga semi auto, 26in unchoked barrel. Only mod: thicker...
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Close To Paradise

June 26, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Bermuda after having participated in the Annapolis To Bermuda (A2B) offshore race. The race itself was an adventure, I am so thankful to my skipper and crew to have been able to be a part of this race. Being able to stay in Bermuda with Shiloh's Crew and family members was a treat. We rented scooters and ess...
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BMW Tech Day, Auburn IN

May 21, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Roger and his family graciously offered to hold a BMW Tech-Day at their sprawling estate near Auburn, IN over the Mother's Day weekend. This was an absolutely fantastic event, my favorite Tech-Day so far. My long weekend began Thursday afternoon with a ride from Annapolis, MD to DuBois, PA where I met Lew and RJ at the DuBois diner near the DuBois...
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PA Airmarshal SpecTech day

April 01, 2018  •  1 Comment
What a great Easter weekend. Decided to ride the new Triumph to a Spectech Spline Lube day held by the PA Airmarcshal Rob and employing some of his fine friends to put this on. Very nice event, we had great weather and a very nice turnout. The subject was a 1971 BMW R75/5, the transmission was removed in no time and the proper spline lube procedure...
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Blue Angel 2 (2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer XCa)

March 11, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Ride Journal - Riding a 2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer, impressions, thoughts, modifications, etc 24 Feb 2018: The incompetent elitist a-holes at Annapolis Rommel Hardly-Ableson (sorry fvcking auto-correct, I meant Harley-Davidson) sent me to Chesapeake Cycles when their Service Tech informed me that they could not change an innertube in my BMW whee...
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