my favorite picture from the clip-on write-up.
September 22, 2001
For those of you who aren't on the fifteen million other mailing lists that I've posted this to, the clip-on swap write-up is up now. I don't think it's the best write-up I've done; I was in a pretty big hurry to get it finished and uploaded, so it feels a little too "expository" for me. Maybe I'll go back and re-write parts of the text.
speaking of writing.
This month's article, assuming I get off my butt and write it in time, will be about bike ergonomics. I'm mentally assembling an outline for a large article on this topic, hopefully with interviews from doctors and dealers, but I figure I'll whip up a short 'n' sweet version for the newsletter. I figure it's unfortunately something I've gotten to know a bit about. :(
and speaking of ergonomics.
Other than the absence of excrutiating pain, the most obvious difference to me while riding with the new bars is this odd feeling that I'm sitting on top of the motorcycle. This probably sounds strange. Before, with the low clip-ons, I was literally hugging the tank with my elbows, even in the "sitting up" position. I felt like I was surrounding the bike. Now, I can scootch further back on the seat, and I'm more in an upright position. It feels almost like I'm sitting on a moving chair or something. I'm trying to remember if the Nighthawk feels like that as well. It's very odd. I keep waiting to get used to it, but haven't yet.