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    Morning Reads: 7 February 2007

    The motorcycling world viewed from the saddle of a BMW. A daily look at all things BMW, Euro-bike, products and things I find interesting on the internet. With links to news, reviews, events, riding skills, maintenance and racing series updates. Morning Reads is a one stop shop for motorcycling information.

    Todays Birthdays / Calendar



    World of BMW news

    Kai Gabriele Kr??ger on top of the world

    BMW MOA Chartered Club:

    club:
    Florida Sunbeemers, Inc., #211

    founded:
    3/1/1991

    contact:
    Tom Nolan (tnolan@nolangroupinc.com)
    431 Old Main St.
    Bradenton, FL 34205 US


    meetings:
    3rd Sunday each month, locations vary.

    events:
    Sun Your Buns Rally, Venice Campground, third weekend in November




    Gem??tlichkeit is the warm, comfortable feeling
    one receives from pleasant surroundings and atmosphere.
    I think you will find that when you come here.



    Kenosha Pierhead Lighthouse

    Ozaukee Washington Daily News

    Fond Du Lac Reporter

    The Sheboygan Press

    Daily Citizen, Beaver Dam

    Weather

    West Bend WI
    Current

    10 Day Forcast

    United States
    National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

    Canada
    Meteorological Service of Canada


    Travel Information Driving Conditions and other related information sites.

    News:

    Onewheeldrive.net goes to opening night for Canadas newest BMW dealer.

    MotorcycleDaily.com speculates about Colin Edwards chances in 2007

    Sportrider.com 2007 sportbike roundup.

    Even as chairs choppers dont look comfortable to my eye. Via The Kneeslider here the manufacturer of the Chopper Chairs.

    Motortrend.com KTM to bring X-Bow out at Geneva.

    theKneeslider.com looks at kit bikes.

    motorbiker.gor: links to motorcycle movie data bases.

    Crossingwallstreet.com : Harley Davidson getting ready to lay off 740 more workers.

    Gear:

    gizmag.com: cool holsters for people who need to carry things.

    Motorcycle Repair and Care:

    insidebikes.com: Dont be a fuel fool.

    Parts:

    webBikeWorld.com reviews Frame Sliders by Motivation to help protect your inner squid when it gets out of hand.

    Riding Skills:

    A simple tip for wet cornering from insidebikes.com

    Motorcyclecruiser.com : hardheaded.

    Photography:

    DPS.com Pay Attention to the Foreground.

    Technology:

    Honda.com: Smart Cards for Motorcycles.

    I spent part of my time at the cycle show listening to a sales person explain the advantages of keyless fobs for motorcycles. I know the theft rate is high, but the stupidity factor for losing one is just as great.

    Here is a link to a chunk of technology that could help find you if its you that are lost.
    Skystreme.com a personal locator for outdoor sports.

    Woot

    Todays Woot

    The Blog

    Over Heard in New York | Voice of the City Over Heard in New York | Voice of the City


    Bike Candy:




    All things BMW

    theGarageblog.com: Mini desk

    BMW Group Press Club:

    PressClub USA

    BMW SAUBER F1 TEAM - TEST IN VALENCIA - DAY 4
    02/05/2007

    30th January - 2nd February 2007
    Day four - Friday

    Weather conditions: Overcast but dry

    Temperatures: Air: 9/12??C, Track: 8/12??C

    Number of cars participating: 9

    Fastest lap overall: 1:11.119 min, Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes

    Robert Kubica:
    Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.07-02 / BMW P86/7 V8
    Test kilometres today: 228 km (57 laps)
    Fastest lap: 1:12.242 min (lap 10)

    Sebastian Vettel:
    Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.07-01 / BMW P86/7 V8
    Test kilometres today: 292 km (73 laps)
    Fastest lap: 1:12.675 min (lap 38)

    Programme:
    Sebastian started the day working on the set-up of the car and then continued with an aerodynamic evaluation programme. In the afternoon he lost some time because of a hydraulic problem. Robert also worked on the set-up and was happy with the progress the team made during the day. He then tested a new Bridgestone tyre compound. He was forced to stop early because of a leak in the oil system that could not be fixed in time.

    What comes next:
    The BMW Sauber F1 Team will be testing from February 6 to 8 in Jerez

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    MR Traveler
    A growing list of links too use for trip planning and on the road.
    PM me with links that you have found useful and think should be listed.
    PM me with things that you would like me to try and find.

    BMW MOA Two resources not to be overlooked.
    Camping with information on packing, planning, the basics, gear, places and tips of all kinds.

    Global Touring with Court Fisher : covering Touring in North America, Europe and beyond.

    Mapart.com Canadian Maps Road Atlases, Street Guides, Folding Maps and more.

    Radio-locator.com : radio station search engine

    A growing messy list of links; I am cleaning up loose ends and it is messy.
    WisconsinMotorcycling.com

    511.alaska.gov: Alaska Road Traveler Information Service.

    Great-Lakes.net: Great Lakes Cirle Tour Information.

    mileageslaves.com : Mileage Slaves has a variety of resources for you.

    MotorcycleRoads.us: ǣYour one-stop resource for great motorcycle roads.

    pashnit.com California Motorcycle Roads This site has gone subscription but is worth the entry fee.

    Bestbikingroads.com: Aspiring to be the pashnit version of all of the US and Europe.

    Off the Road : Your Guide to New Mexico Main Streets.

    GERMANY
    Web.de : Route planer for Germany.

    Stadplan.net Maps

    Continental Divide Trail Information
    fs.fe.us: Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.
    cdtrail.org: Continental Divide Trail Alliance
    continental Divide Trail Society
    gorp.com: Map of the Continental Divide Trail and Travel

    Ontario.bikerides.ca: Ontario Motorcycle Rides

    USPS.com : Find a Zip. Zip codes are used by many travel related internet tools. If you dont know the Zip Code they are worthless. Find a Zip will help solve that problem.

    Canadapost.ca: Travel plans for Canada? Postal Code Lookup is the tool.

    cbsa-asfc.gc.ca: Canadian Boarder Serves Agency Traveling to Canada this summer?

    ridefim.com: Welcome to the FIMs Internation Touring site.

    AMADireclink.com
    The AMA site has organized a lot of useful information that can be accessed using these links. Thank you AMA. For now I feel no need to reinvent this wheel.

    AMADirectlink.com Trip planning information including :
    Weather websites | Mapping sites | State Tourism bureaus|
    Toll- free hotel numbers | Campgrounds | Nationwide dealer locator

    AMAdirectlink.com : Local AMA race | event locator tool.

    Internet Caf? Directories
    No one directory will deliver all that is available on any subject. Here are three links to start you off before you wade through millions returns on of a search engine will generate for you.

    Internet-caf?-guidl.com - Here is an Internet cafe directory of cybercafes in the U.S.

    ca.dir.yahoo.com- Yahoos directory to Canadian internet caf?s.

    Wifi Hotspots
    Starbucks.com The Starbucks store locator. Not an endorsement but they seem ubiquitous.

    Libraries often are excellent sources for internet access. There are too many to list but for the 2007 National Rally in West Bend:
    West Bend Community Memorial Library: Home page
    :West Bend Community Meorial Library: Acceptable Internet Use Policy.

    Map Sources

    Madmaps.com : Motor Adventure Destination Maps

    Maps.com

    topozone.com: interactive topo maps

    Trails.com

    Trails.com: Best Scenic Drives in Wisconsin

    TOURS

    adventure.gs

    DragonBikeTour.com China

    Go-Overland.com : Overland Expedition Resources

    KTMtravel.com : An adventure travel resource for all kinds of information.

    Steelponytours.co.uk: Steel Pony Motorcycle Tours of Spain.


    The Pit Crew View: Racing Series 2007

    American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association
    AHRMA Handbook News and notable items from AHRMA
    2007 AHRMA Events & Results
    AHRMA Web Links page


    AMA PRO RACING- Home Page

    AMA Pro Racing @ the Wire Live! Menu

    AMASuperbike official website
    Schedule and Ticket Information
    AMA Superbike 101

    AMA Flat Trac official website
    Schedule and Ticket Information
    AMA Flat Track 101

    AMA Supermoto official website
    Schedule and Ticket Information

    AMA Motocross official website
    Schedule and Ticket Information
    AMA Motocross 101

    AMA Supercross official website
    Schedule and Tickets
    AMA Supercross 101

    AMA Hill Climb

    AMA Pro ATV
    Schedule Information

    Australian Superbike Championship


    Canadian Superbike Championship
    News
    Track Information

    Championship Cup Series American SportBike Racing Association


    FORMULA 1
    Schedule
    Tickets and Travel

    BMW Sauber
    Drivers
    Nick Heidfeld
    Robert Kubica

    Ferrari
    Drivers
    Kimi Raikkonen Under Construction
    Felipe Massa

    Honda
    Drivers
    Jenson Button
    Rubens Barrichello

    McLaren
    Drivers
    Fenando Alonso
    Lewis Hamilton

    Renault
    Drivers
    Giancarlo Fisichella
    Heikki Kovalainen

    Spyker
    Drivers
    Christijan Albers
    Adrian Sutil

    Super Aguri
    Drivers
    Takuma Sato
    Anthony Davidson

    Toro Rosso (Red Bull)
    Drivers
    David Coulthard
    Mark Webber

    Toyota
    Drivers
    Ralf Schumacher
    Jarno Trulli

    Williams
    Nico Rosberg
    Alex Wurz


    Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Club (Cornerworking)


    Isle of Man TT
    Calander
    Front page news
    TT Database


    MotoGP

    SUPERSIDE

    FIM Sidecar World Championship SUPERSIDE

    Superside American Sidecar Championship



    US Classic Racing Association


    United States Grand Prix Racers Union


    Vintage Road Racing Association CA:


    WERA Motorcycle Roadracing


    Westwood Motorcycle Racing Club CA.


    World Endurance Championship


    World SBK


    Unless noted otherwise, I have no known commercial interest in any products, retailers or manufactures discussed in the Morning Reads. The links used in the Morning Reads are for informational use only. The use of all links is subject to the terms of use of the originating site.

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