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Video and slides from my Nodevember talk, "Cross-Platform Desktop Apps using Electron," are now available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs3Oc4weZbw and http://www.slideshare.net/reverentgeek/crossplatform-desktop-apps-with-electron-condensed-version

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The word "iconic" gets bandied about a lot, especially in the motorcycling world, though very few brands can make a strong historic or cultural claim to creating a truly iconic model.

A case can be made, however, for the Yamaha FJR1300 legitimately deserving icon status. When Yamaha first released it in Europe at the tail end of 2000, it was a unique offering and a game-changer. Here was, well, a big-ass speedbike that you could take on extended road trips, one that had enough storage (you could actually fit a change of clothes and shoes in the bags!) and just the right ergonomics to make the trip comfortable. Adding an ABS option to North American versions, and even putting out an automatic transmission-equipped model (the FJR1300AE) for a short spell added to the bike's cred.

The FJR1300 was the original high-tech "luxury" sport-tourer, and it took the rest of the motorcycle world a few years to provide any competition. Its standing as an icon wasn't hurt by the way serious long-distance riders continue to choose it as their preferred mount. In the 2013 Iron Butt Rally, five of the top six riders rode an FJR1300. In 2015, it was three of the top five.

Of course, these days the FJR1300 has lost a bit of its mystique, thanks in no small part to advances in the sport-touring segment by the competition. So for 2016, Yamaha is offering two new versions of the FJR1300: the FJR1300A and the FJR1300ES. Both have some new features that may make the bike an even better buy.

-Jason Avant

#Yamaha #FJR #FJR1300 #sporttouring

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See what Anthony & the rest of TeamZilla are thankful for: rvz.la/1NSzQaO

Which "I'm thankful for" is your favorite?

#deals   #sales   #savings   #discounts  

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Danell Lynn saved money for two years, sold off what she owned, let the lease run out on her Phoenix apartment and on the first day of her year-long motorcycle trip, she ran into her first hiccup before she left the driveway.

On the morning of Sept. 19, 2014, with her remaining possessions strapped to a 2006 Triumph Bonneville named “Amelia,” Lynn fiddled with her SPOT tracker, which wouldn’t connect to the satellite. That was more than an inconvenience.

One of the goals of her ride around the United States was to break the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous motorcycle journey in one country, so the SPOT was an important accessory to document her trip. After a delay of two and a half hours and a call to tech support, she rode 130 miles to Tucson and made her first gas stop. Lynn exited the station and traveled a mile before she realized that she’d left behind her backpack, which contained her wallet, camera, computer and, yes, the SPOT tracker.

-Brett Smith

#ADV   #ADVenture   #ADVrider   #Triumph  

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Our very own +David Neal is hosting our June webinar on "How Kanban can help your team".  6.24 at noon CST.  Register here:  http://bit.ly/1Fp8ZvI
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