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BrowningBAR 06-14-2006 03:10 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
It's a fun article, though I don't know how much it promotes motorcycling.



Ending the article with "Within a few minutes, I was experiencing five different dimensions of pain — everything from a gnawing sensation to the feeling of flesh being speared by bone" seems to be an odd note to leave on as this is exactly why people try to lecture us on riding.








SRMark 06-14-2006 03:26 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
Good Eats meets the streets. I love Alton Brown's cooking shows and like him even more now. No big deal about bikes being dangerous, even after he snapped a collar bone. The main focus is on the ride. As usual, Alton has good taste in bikes equal to his good taste on Good Eats.

Fenton 06-14-2006 03:28 AM

Good or bad.
 
He has to be a better motorcycle spokesperson than the OCC gang. Got to love the BMW posterboy from an epicurean standpoint. It just wouldn't be the same on a V-rod.

03zx12r 06-14-2006 04:27 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
I love watching this guys show. He tells the sicence behind the cooking. He has a lot of great input regarding some stuff you would never think of - and he's kinda funny as well.

I did know he rode - but he never mentions it on the show. Oh well.. maybe he will stop by for some great KC BBQ - and then we'll show him the twisties.

Buzglyd 06-14-2006 05:34 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
I did a biz trip like that myself one time. I rented a Geezer Glide in Charleston, SC. I rode up the Blue Ridge parkway to visit a client in Blowing Rock. Then it was down to the Pisgah National Forest for another meeting. From there I crossed SC to Myrtle Beach for my final meeting. I was wearing a tie when I rolled up. The guy I was meeting with said, "Only you would do something like this."



I closed the deal that day.

seruzawa 06-14-2006 06:00 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
Was it cold riding while wearing nothing but a tie?

Buzglyd 06-14-2006 06:19 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
It was an Aerostich tie.

pushrod 06-14-2006 06:21 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
Did you have trouble with your tie and ponytail getting tangled?

klrmtn 06-14-2006 06:21 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
As a matter of fact, he rode the bike, with helmet on, in one of his shows. I can't remeber which show, but it was cool.

Buzglyd 06-14-2006 06:38 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
No, the wind swirling behind the windshield tangles the tie in my long, gray beard.

ksquid 06-14-2006 06:49 AM

Excellent article
 
I agree with 03zx12r, this guy is great. He rides for the fun not some group thing.. Definitely, a great example for the public.

caffine 06-14-2006 07:35 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
I'd like to see Rachael Ray out on some hot asphalt, and then in some driving rain. She's one smokin' cook.

longride 06-14-2006 07:35 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
Another pension successfully plundered! You need to ride in pirate garb and have a dagger in your teeth when you go on those raiding excursions!

sfcrotty 06-14-2006 08:07 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
Just rode my KLR650 to and from a conference yesterday. Zipped up my Aerostich over my suit (no tie) and arrived less wrinkled than I thought I might. Need better looking boots, tho.

Buzglyd 06-14-2006 08:24 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
Mix in a H-D puffy shirt (tm) and I'd look like the Buccaneers old logo.

dmc42421 06-14-2006 09:07 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
Alton is the man on my favorite network. After one of his x-mas shows, I have brining every fowl animal that blesses my kitchen. If my employer would let me out, I too, would ride to meetings. As it is, my 85 mile round trip daily sojourn is the best reason to get up in the morning: rain, shine or really cold.

Glad to see that he has followed my lead with a RT.




SRMark 06-14-2006 09:32 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
A little empty up top (not brains)

dmc42421 06-14-2006 10:01 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
Well, then, the sensible alternative is Sandra Lee. I'd watch her boil water.

orcyclist 06-14-2006 10:37 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
Rachel is pretty cool. I would love to take her as a pillion to one of my favorite places to eat. C'mon, get your mind out of the gutter!

orcyclist 06-14-2006 10:42 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
Get a bag for a real pair of shoes. I ride daily and leave two pair in the office (That's what that big drawer on the bottom is for.) For road trips I strick a pair in the hard cases (I have a BMW 1100RS.)

I ride to meetings very frequently. Once the folks get used to you showing up on the bike, it ceases to be a big deal. I have noticed that people are less willing to be confrontational when you show up on a bike - even a BMW. That's not a bad thing. ;)

orcyclist 06-14-2006 10:43 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
Yep, she needs some work up top.

maladg 06-15-2006 03:29 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
Yes, AB is The Man.



Best show on the Glass Teat that does not feature Norm Abrams.



I've got both his books and have also read a couple AB recommended - such as Wolke's "What Einstein Told His Cook". Good eats and good reads!



AB has been known to show up at the ATL Cycle World Bike Show and drool with us non TV proles.



In the 'donut' show, his beginner bike (SV 650, natch!) was featured.



In the grits as polenta (or polenta as grits) show, we saw this step up bike - R1100RT, natch! Assuming my ancient - but ISF calibrated - RPTV was showing accurate color, was in Atlanta Blue.



Another reason to really, really like Alton Brown: on a show where he was looking at "flat foods" he mentioned many things he likes flat. Taxes were mentioned with a tad of extra flavor.



ALERT THE MEDIA! WARN JB AND KOOK! AB LIKES FLAT TAXES! THE HORROR!

eddyline 06-15-2006 11:57 AM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
Ah! A Harlan Ellison fan, eh?

maladg 06-15-2006 12:14 PM

Re: Never too long to ride to work
 
Yes. I still have my cc's of Glass Teat 1 & 2.



But still my ole favs are Philip Jose Farmer & Robert Anson Heinlein...



I think I have almost all PJF's works other than some of the special edition retrospectives that have been released in the last few years.


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