How To Convince Your Significant Other To Let You Buy A Motorcycle (Infographic)

Just starting a family? Too old? Too young? Don’t need another vehicle in the household? Whatever reason you’re told it’s a bad idea, sometimes you find yourself needing to explain that inexplicable urge to ride on two wheels. Here’s an entertaining infographic from Revzilla offering up some strategies for how to convince that special someone in your life to let you have a motorcycle (though sometimes you may just have to explain that they have no choice but to let you).
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Women passengers to be banned from straddling motorcycles under new law in Indonesia

A friend just sent this to me and I had to share. Apparently, a woman sidesaddling and not holding on to the driver will make her curves less visible, and so it really is safer for all concerned parties. Except for women, who the prophet clearly wanted to see launched off motorcycles at every turn. http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1311359–women-passengers-to-be-banned-from-straddling-motorcycles-under-new-law-in-indonesia#.UOzpbImoLz0.facebook LHOKSEUMAWE, INDONESIA—Authorities in Indonesia’s Aceh province are pressing ahead with a proposed Islamic law that would ban female passengers from straddling motorbikes despite reported opposition from the central government. Aceh introduced a version of Shariah, or Islamic law, in 2009, after it gained autonomy from the government in a 2005 peace deal to end a long-running separatist war there. The Aceh laws regulate women’s dress and public morality, require shops and other places to close at prayer time, and are enforced by a special unit. Punishments can include public caning. On Monday, authorities in
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Motorcycle Trip From Beijing to Shanghai Featured in China Motorcycle Magazine

The most recent story of my 12 day ride from Beijing to Shanghai and back has been picked up by China Motor Magazine, the only English language motorcycle magazine in China and the premier source for news related to the motorcycle industry in China, the world’s largest market for motorcycles. They will be printing my story as a monthly column, with each leg of the trip being printed in each month’s article. The first article covers some of the prep and the first day of the trip. The magazine has a digital version that you can get off of their website here. It is behind a pay wall but only costs $4.50 for the full 90+ page issue. The article for my trip however can be viewed for free on their site here.
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An Accident, My Battery, And The No. 1 Motorcycle Club of Zoucheng

Hitting Bottom on Day 11- Second To Last Day of The Trip I think there comes a time for many ex-pats living in China, particularly those that don’t live in first tier cities like Beijing or Shanghai, where you sort of hit a psychological bottom and just want out. This usually happens as a result of being surrounded by a different culture, language, food, etc. from what you’re comfortable with from back home. With nearly two years and only 1 two week holiday back home though, I’ve been generally content with life in China. Today however, I think I finally felt like I had had enough. The weather didn’t help much either as last night a dense cloud of pollution had descended upon the east coast of China. The road today (mainly G104) was under heavy construction too, so in addition to all the pollution, everything was covered in dust
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Day 10- My Battery Exploded and It Smells Like Rotten Egg

Since I was a little behind schedule from the day before, I tried to get an early start today (which I more or less succeeded in doing). When I asked about breakfast at the front desk of the Hanting, the guy brought me outside and around the corner to a little hole in the wall where there was porridge, egg, steamed buns, and dumplings. The lady the night before said it was western style, but for 8 RMB ($1.25), I can’t really complain. Enter Nanjing I found myself going through Nanjing today as my route got somewhat adjusted due to my missed target the day before. Seeing as how I had food poisoning the last time I was in the city a few days earlier, I took the time to do some more site seeing, and despite putting me two hours behind schedule, I’m glad I did! Nanjing is a
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