Monday, July 18, 2011

Motorcycle and Kosmos Reserve

Is alliteration necessary when starting a weekly series of themed posts?  Probably not, but it sure makes it easier to remember.  Welcome to the very first Motorcycle Monday, or maybe Monday Motorcycle.  I haven't decided yet, but you can expect pictures of stock and customized bikes I've found on the internet in my deployment shopping and research with some commentary and explanation.  Maybe some photos of equipment or events as well.

Today's bike is a modified Triumph Scrambler I found on  It has the factory-option 2-in-1 Arrow exhaust, though you can see the headers have been installed on the wrong pistons.  Custom additions include knobby Enduro tires, improved suspension and handlebars, and the halfway practical solution of a .50 caliber ammo can as a saddlebag.  The most striking feature is how they've covered the painted surfaces with Line-X polyurethane truck bed liner.  It's supremely tough and certainly unique, but a little too utilitarian for my tastes I think.  I would want more road-friendly tires and the bench seat for passengers.

The little brewery in Shiner advertises this brew as a “full-flavored, hop-jacked lager” which immediately made me wary.  I have come to associate phrases like "hop-jacked" with IPAs and strong ales that abuse my palate (and often my wallet).  This was hoppy but really not bitter.  It grew on me.  Similar to Yuengling’s Lord Chesterfield in that respect, though I haven't had ol Chesterfield since our trip to El Paso.  
Photo from Cavalier Beer

1 comment:

  1. I think you mean "and the bench seat for Sarah." :) I like the color, and the wheels look dumb.