Saturday, October 15, 2011

Two more pictures from Summer Roadtrip 2011

I was just going through my old pictures, that I had on my hard drive and I found these two. One from Passo Sella and the other one from Passo Stelvio which I rode through this summer... It just reminded me the atmosphere of these places... I would like to come back there. Am I already getting to some kind of nostalgic mood?

Passo Sella lanscape
GS below Passo Stelvio

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Probably the last ride of 2011

Days are getting shorter and colder. These two reasons together with school (which makes me busy almost all the time now) give me almost no opportunity for a ride. But this saturday I just found a while for my passion. I just took the GS and rode somewhere without any destination... The aim of the ride was the ride itself, joy, I could think about more pleasant stuff than just school etc. I also visited some places out of the regular roads. That means also some cleaning for me, you will see on pics :) Nevertheless I really enjoyed the relax that the GS provides and it doesn't matter if it is on the road or somewhere else... Well I don't wanna say anything more because pictures tell more than thousand words so let them speak (and I am sorry for the picture quality, I took just some photos with my cell phone):

What I really don't like is the cleaning afterwards

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Just a friday ride

Just few pictures from a common friday ride. I didn't know where to go, so I took a look into one POI database and I found there one "chain-bridge". It seemed like a interesting stuff to see and also quite good reason for a short trip. So here are some photos:

Just some field on my way home

Friday, September 16, 2011

Interphone F4: Bluetooth intercom in my UVEX helmet

After two tries of making a perfect intercom for my helmet on my own: first solution with 3,5mm Jack connector was horrible (always some problems with contact in the connection), the second one with water-proof car connector was much better. Mainly because of improvement of sound quality and quality of the connection. But I still had to face the boring disconnection and connecting the cable on every gas station etc... That wasn't too comfy. So I decided to buy a Bluetooth solution. After some advice from my friends I decided to buy "Interphone F4+". I have to say that it was a nice surprise. Everything works how it should. The volume changes with respect to velocity (or better to say the noise level). The connecting to my GPS and my cell phone was also without any difficulties.
I only had to modify my helmet little bit. Originaly I belived that it will be ok to place the speakers somewhere inside the helmet, that the speakers will be powerfull enough even when they are not exactly opposite the ears. Well, they were not. I had to remove some polystyren (by soldering gun and knife) in place where I wanted to place those speakers. After that I just place the speakers, all the cables, glued the intercom holder on the leftside of the helmet and just snaped the intercom. Now everything works how it is supposed to.

My Uvex Enduro helmet with BT intercom

Thursday, September 15, 2011

VIDEO from Summer Roadtrip 2011

So I don't wanna write any report from this trip because the video shows all what I wanna show. 3000km through Austria, Italy, Germany in short. From visited places I would like to mention: Grossglockner, Passo Gardena, Passo Sella, Venice, Ravenna, Pisa, Lago di Garda, Passo Stelvio, Munich... Well what should I say more? Just watch and enjoy the video :-)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Few pics from my Summer Roadtrip 2011

So there is just few pictures that I took on my Summer Roadtrip that I made in the beginning of august 2011. I've published them in order of appearance.

Passo Gardena, Italy
Passo Sella, Italy
Another passo, Italy
Venice, Italy
Pisa, Italy
Passo Stelvio, Italy
Passo Stelvio, Italy
One of exhibits in BMW Museum in Munich

Monday, September 12, 2011

New rack for luggage

No manufacturer produces racks for luggage that I would like (from esthetic and also functional point of view) so I made my own. First of all I measured all the important distances (holes for bolts mainly etc), draw a model and after printing it out in 1:1 scale I checked it once more if everything fits. Everything seemed ok, so I ordered 4mm thick aluminum alloy plate and laser cutting machine in local steel workshop to do the job for me. When it came home I bought some bolts, made a transparent paint coating and installed it on motorcycle. All the expenses were about 25 USD.

Paper model and final product made of 4mm thick aluminum alloy
Already installed rack on motorcycle

Monday, September 5, 2011

From archive: Some old pictures

I found some pictures that I took about one year ago. Mainly some pictures from short rides.

GS on some gravel road
Another picture of my GS on the same place
And the last one from this place
One panoramatic picture from a double deck bridge
The same bridge but now with the bike
The same place, the same bike