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Alien Legion: Uncivil War » Oh HELL YES, I just found out one my favorite 1980s-90s comics is back. Time to get thee to a spaceport before Nomad squadron destroys the place.

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Shoei GT-Air Helmet | MC Tested

Shoei, by far still make my favorite “top of the line” helmets and the GT-Air one of my favorites to date. I spent a day test-riding one. It was insanely quiet, super stable at high speed, flowed air really well (not quite as well as my X-11 racing helmet), and the sun visor worked better than any I’ve tried and was optically perfect. All-in-all, the GT-Air is a great all around, top quality helmet. Shoei’s last, so the extra cost over budget helmets — and even some not so budget helmets — is justified. Sure, there are cooler looking helmets, but for someone who rides a zillion miles a year like me in all weather on all terrains, it’s hard to beat a Shoei. Worries about the DOT-only rating seem moot, given Shoei’s track record in safety and the fact this is NOT a racing helmet — i.e., it’s not really designed for 180 mph crashes. I’ll be picking one up a matte black a stripe of high-vis yellow, or red, GT-Air Wanderer soon. ;)

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"Go get em, kid…"

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Biohazard (aka Parasite) and Nuclear (aka Megaton) hanging out. James’ BMW and my Triumph are prepared for whatever comes our way - kinda. ;)

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I’m still tapping to this one after a week. A great Weird Al parody. Hey hey hey! 

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Some photos from last Sunday’s WSBK races at Laguna Seca. As you can see it was the most PATHETIC attendee turnout I’ve ever seen at the track — I’m not sure what the total numbers were, but it couldn’t have been more than few thousand people. Almost no vendors, no people, etc. WEIRD. At least paddock passes allowed us to check out the bikes and talk with the racers.

Still, it was a great first WSBK race 1; race 2 not so much on a count of crashes and restarts. The AMA stuff proved exciting too.

My fear is after two years of pathetic turnout for WSBK racing at Laguna Seca the promoters may pull the plug. If so, no more MotoGP or WSBK in California. :(

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Breakfast of happiness: pork bao, sesame ball and Italian roasted coffee.

Breakfast of happiness: pork bao, sesame ball and Italian roasted coffee.

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Selfie: Celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary.

Selfie: Celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary.