Noise and Hearing (was Re: [rescue] Re: Throw another packet on the server...)

Phil Stracchino alaric at
Sat Aug 23 22:16:46 CDT 2003

On Sat, Aug 23, 2003 at 11:11:08PM -0400, sammy ominsky wrote:
> On Friday, August 22, 2003, at 06:11 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> >So I've heard.  I've never had a fatigue problem riding solo trips up 
> >to 200 miles at a stretch.
> See above re: long trips. I rode from Baltimore to New Orleans in 2 
> 13-hour stretches with one overnight stop along the way. That was 12 
> years ago, though.

Now that's a long trip.  I don't think I'd want to try that on the CBR,
though I think my poor dead VFR would have been just fine for the trip.

> I'm old now and don't think I could do it again. It 
> was on a Triumph Bonneville 650, with the pistons running in parallel 
> (like a single-cyl thumper with two cylinders),

0-degree or 360-degree crank?

> and even between the 
> long ride, excessive noise, and massive serious vibration, I didn't 
> really suffer any fatigue problems. Like I said, though, I was 24 at 
> the time, and won't be trying it again.

*nod*  I drove from Pennsylvania to Washington State in 3-1/2 days at
that age, and thought I was taking it easy.  Drove 14 hours one day,
because I'd planned to stop in Rapid City SD but every hotel within 50
miles was full for a church convention, and there wasn't another hotel
between there and Gillette Wyoming.

Had a blast, actually.  :)

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