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This was from my ride just before New Year's from San Diego back up to the Bay area, just before I crossed the Grapevine. Word to travelers, California isn't always California in the winter, but heated grips will get you a long way.

I did ride some fantastic roads in the Santa Monica Mountains, thanks to a great tip.

Happy rides to you all in the New Year!
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Come rain or shine, you got to keep getting out there. Safe travels, everybody.
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The weather is nice in Big Sur, CA, if you're wondering. 
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5 Free Resources For Learning Korean You Probably Don't Know About.

There are so many resources out there, which ones are most helpful for you?

Also, these sites will be very helpful for Koreans who want to understand the perspective of native English speakers who are trying to learn Korean.
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자료 감사합니다.
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I've been using Readlang's webapp and Chrome extension for reading in another language for a while now, and I can't recommend it enough.

Make sure to use the flashcards function in order to maximize your learning time and exposures to the vocab you want to learn.
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혹시 회사원 입니까? 5분 있어요? 

This is a quick survey I'm doing for a college class, if you are a Korean company worker, I'd love to hear from you. Questions are in Korean and English.

Based on this survey, we will be matching those interested with English speaking partners. (Native Korean speakers only, thanks).
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Really? I've been very well. I hope we talk to each other someday. Good night.
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This is a great story about a girl and a motorcycle. In the desert. Kicking ass.

Cheers to cycleworld.com for taking a chance on a young writer/rider.
Molly Harding talks about her experience competing in the Rhino Rally 2011, the second race in the USRA Desert Series. Read about her adventure at Cycle World now.
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Here's a good Readlang'd Korean article on a man who circumnavigates the world using biofuel. Not too long, but interesting. 
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I think it's okay to highjack pop culture for learning. Here's some anatomy and health terms for fans of Fallout and Korean. Feel free to share your own vocabulary learning drawings too.
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With all the news about Virtual Reality from Google, Microsoft and Facebook, here's a chance to read a short article and try out Readlang at the same time. 

You'll be surprised at how easy it is to 'gist' the article, no matter your level in Korean or lack of specialized vocabulary (always a problem for any of us, right?).

It's all set up, no downloads needed, just click and learn. Tell me what you liked and didn't like.
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5 Free Resources For Learning Korean You Probably Don't Know About.

There are so many resources out there, which ones are most helpful for you?

Also, these sites will be very helpful for Koreans who want to understand the perspective of native English speakers who are trying to learn Korean.
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For those learning #Korean  or spend time typing in any other script, this is for you. Quick shortcut here.

If you're like me, and constantly typing things like 'ㅑㅜㅠ태' into your address bar instead of the English URL you are intending, you can make a work around shortcut in Chrome easily like this:

1. Go to the URL you want to go to. In my case, it's 

https://inbox.google.com/

2. Copy that URL.

3. Right click on the address bar (called Omnibox) and select 'Edit Search Engines'.

4. Type in what you want to call the shortcut (actually a custom search we're hijacking), I called mine 'Inbox' in the left column.

5. Type in what you usually accidentally mistype when you have your keyboard set to the wrong language in the center column.

6. Paste in the URL for where you actually want to go. Press enter.

7. Give it a try! 

You can see all my other custom search engines in here, plus ones that Google automagically puts in for you for no explicable reason. These shortcuts save a lot of time over the long haul of language learning. Enjoy.
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혹시 회사원 입니까? 5분 있어요? 

This is a quick survey I'm doing for a college class, if you are a Korean company worker, I'd love to hear from you. Questions are in Korean and English.

Based on this survey, we will be matching those interested with English speaking partners. (Native Korean speakers only, thanks).
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The 5 Craziest Children's Cartoons from North Korea | Cracked.com
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Take a look at the most insane Saturday morning line-up in history courtesy of North Korea.

The Blastolene Indy Special - Silodrome
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The Blastolene Indy Special is one of those motor vehicles that makes me wish I knew where to find M47 Patton tank engines...

Single Track Mind: Where to Ducati?
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Our man Melling spreads a juicy bit of gossip about the state of Ducati in MotoGP and posits some interesting scenarios for the 2014 season.

Full-Face Gringo Helmet by Biltwell
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This is the Gringo Helmet by Biltwell Inc, it's a retro full face helmet with full DOT-certification and we've been waiting for it with bate

Nembo Super 32 Rovescio Motorcycle
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The Nembo Super 32 Rovescio, built by tiny Roman manufacturer Nembo Motociclette, is an iconoclastic machine. It is a motorcycle that litera

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Navigation. Home. Login/Register; Contact. News. MotoGP News; WSBK News; News Archive. Results & Standings. MotoGP Results; WSBK Results

The Best Bar in America Movie Trailer
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A film about motorcycles, the open road and an open bar—coming this Spring. Check out the movie trailer at CycleWorld.com.

Grit: The Top Predictor Of Success | Fast Company
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Why do some companies consistently outperform their competition? Why do some people become champions while others fall short? What skills do

Riding Hammarhead Industries Jack Pine Triumph Scrambler- Lone Pine, CA ...
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Join Cycle World as they ride in the shadow of Mt. Whitney in Lone Pine, CA, on Hammarhead’s Jack Pine motorcycles. Read the story and see t

Sun Causes Climate Change Shock – Telegraph Blogs
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[caption id="attachment_100102297" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Cartoon by Josh"][/caption] If Michael Crichton had lived to write

Rondine Moto2 Race Bike
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When the Moto2 Championship was conceived, the racing public was pitched the idea of exotic prototype racing machines that would be built ar

The Blue Crew | Pulp MX
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What's going on with Yamaha and the YZ450F? Photos by James Lissimore. When Yamaha released their all-new backwards motor, direct EFI Ya

Emil Erwin | Silodrome
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Emil Erwin is one of those companies that represents a time before we all got spoiled with cheap Chinese...This bag, the Emil Erwin..

The Icon Alliance Project | Silodrome
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A couple of months ago we kickstarted a new project with Icon Motosports and Old School Helmets, our goal was to ...retro full face helmet..

Akira Bike Project
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Help me complete the only fully functional high performance recumbent Akira inspired motorcycle and test my patent pending drive shaft

Video: Audi TT RS vs. Ducati Panigale S
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Vyrus 986 M2 Gets Street Legal. One of our favorite bikes to debut last year, the Vyrus 986 M2 continues to be developed by the small Italia

Ducati 350 Café Racer – Proof That Less is More
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Christian Klein's Ducati 350 Café Racer might be a work of art, and it's certainly an example that you don't have to make an elaborate motor

Sbay Flying 1800 Custom Cafe Racer
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We bring you the Spanish-made Sbay Flying 1800 custom café racer from Sbay Motor Company. If cruisers from a certain American manufacturer c

We went to the Embassy Suites for a social event. The ballroom and lobby were clean and looked built or remodeled recently. The staff looked well dressed and professional. I'm not sure what the room are like or if the food we ate was from the hotel kitchen, but I'd consider staying there if I needed to spend a night in the area.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
This location was being remodeled, so take that into consideration. They started in with the power tools at about 8 AM two doors down. The cabinets in the kitchenette were poorly installed and all the handles were only hand tightened so very loose. That being said, the bed was comfortable and the place was clean. It was what I expected for $60 a night.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I lived in Korea for almost 3 years, this restaurant is authentic. Their soups are fantastic. They focus on tofu but all their meat dishes were excellent. They are slightly higher than the other Korean restaurants in the area, around $10-15 for most entrees. They don't have kimbap, which is a nice to-go option elsewhere. However, their kimchi is excellent, and you can buy a big to-go container for less than you will pay at any local store. My wife and I love their cucumber kimchi.
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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I have a fair amount of turnover for personal vehicles, so I find myself replacing suspension and steering components pretty often as I work my way up to newer and better vehicles. For alignments, the only shop I really trust other than Russ' is Jacks. The tech there will tell you if there are any components that will keep you from getting an accurate alignment, and when I get them home and replace them, they are always bad. Once, I asked for a tire rotation and alignment, he came out and said I needed a few ball joints replaced before he could do a good alignment. They rotated the tires for free, just gave me the keys back. Lots of other shops would have just done the alignment and never said a word, especially knowing I would do the ball joints myself. You get a printout and an explanation with every alignment. They'll also match cost on tires, if you can find them cheaper.
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago