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Archive for May, 2010


May 23, 2010

Putting A Road King Through Its Paces

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Great video from a fellow MSF instructor, although this is not an MSF class. The rider begins on a small bike and “graduates” to a Harley-Davidson Road King, putting it through a series of linked turns. All in a matter of an hour or so. Flickr video.


May 13, 2010

Ignite: 5 Reasons To Take A Motorcycle Class

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OrĀ go to the Ignite Seattle site.


May 11, 2010

Why Rail In America Sucketh

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I’m thinking about taking a trip to San Diego in July. I can ride my motorcycle: it would be a not-too-difficult two-day ride (1300 miles one way) and cost about $200 in gas plus two nights hotel (~$60 per) or room/sofa bummed with a friend.

Flying? About $350 round-trip plus dealing with transportation while in San Diego. Non-stop, 2.5 hour flight plus travel to airport plus hour advance check-in: 4 hours.

Train? There is no direct train from Seattle to San Diego and the Amtrak reservation system isn’t smart enough to suggest how to get there: it simply tosses out an error message.


May 10, 2010

Service Fees For Florists


It’s hard to figure out the total cost for floral orders because they have undisclosed (until you are deep in the shopping cart) service fees. “Free delivery” doesn’t necessarily mean that the price of the flowers (plus tax) is the final price.

Florist Service Fee Date Other
1st In Flowers $8.95 May 2010 $5 first time discount
if you put something in cart and then cancel
Arizona Fresh Flowers
1-800-Flowers Phoenix
AZ Family Florist
Waived with “Free”
discount code at
1.800 site
May 2010 Cannot recommend;
order not deliveredĀ and
no email or phone call
Cactus Flower $12.99 May 2010 FTD Florist
Phoenix Flower Shops $12.95 May 2010
Scottsdale Florists $ 9.95 May 2010 $10 discount for online orders
Teleflora $18.99 Dec 2009