I just got my Endorsement after taking the Ride Oregon 3 day class and I am itching to get on my own ride and tool around! I am looking mostly at older Hondas (CM4000 specially) as I like their look and they have a reputation for being pretty bulletproof and great first riders. I, as of today, have not sat on any Hondas other than some older dirt bikes when I was younger and a old co-workers 250cc.
So what I am asking is, will this bike fit me (6'2, 183lbs, 30' inseam)? If not, any models you can recommend? Since this is my first, I'm not looking to go over 700cc, with a 400-600cc non-cruiser being ideal for my eventual commute on the freeways.
posted by Asbestos McPinto
on Jun 11, 2014 -
My forte as a teacher is not the decorating/bulletin boards/cutesy stuff so I was hoping to solicit input. Tomorrow we have a leadership themed walk through for the parents (it is our year-long equity theme). My class had students write about how they are a leader ("pushing in my chair, helping friends when they fall down on the playground," etc.) We took photographs of them in super hero poses with a super hero cape to go with the blurb they wrote. So they each have a little poster with their photograph as a superhero and the way they are a leader and now we need to put it up in the hall fancily.
Now we need a pun or background display for their work. Like the other teachers have things like a big mirror made out of tin foil and it says, "I can see the leader in me." Stuff like that. So, super hero themed + leadership + charming but also doable within a day in terms of the decorative work load and supplies needed. Any ideas?
posted by mermily
on Apr 30, 2014 -
I live in Vancouver and I'll be looking to buy a condo this year somewhere in Coquitlam or New Westminster. I've never bought a place before and have literally no idea what I'm doing.
I'm told a Mortgage Broker is my best bet but how do I choose the right one for me? [more inside]
posted by JenThePro
on Jan 2, 2014 -
-PC action-adventure game, mostly action, but I do remember simple adventure things like moving blocks or unlocking doors
-first person view
-can't remember how health stats and weaponry were viewed
-Had to rescue a woman (go figure), but not sure if she was royalty or anything, just motivation to do the journey
-Started in kobold (or kobolt) caverns, there was a spider cavern section where it was tunnels burrowed by the spiders themselves, a lava cavern/mining level where you had to break down a rock borer (might have been a laser)
-mid to late 90's probably because it's graphics were close to Quake 2, just not as smooth [more inside]
posted by LittleNami
on Nov 22, 2013 -
Are there books such as this to help with gaining traction in your career? [more inside]
posted by ladoo
on Oct 26, 2013 -
My daughter's first birthday is coming up in two weeks, and we're having a party. The invitations emphasized "one", so that's the theme. What "one"-themed things can I do, for food or decorations? [more inside]
posted by Liesl
on Oct 12, 2013 -
I would like to find novels told from the point of view of at least two characters where one portion is written in the first person and one is in the third.
posted by bananafish
on Sep 11, 2013 -
I saw a clip from the Disney cartoon series "Sofia the First". It's from the episode "Blue Ribbon Bunny". As Soifa tosses blueberries for her rabbit friend Clover to catch, she says "Hip!" during each toss. [more inside]
posted by lankford
on Jul 24, 2013 -
At the end of the summer I'll be selecting and moving into my first apartment after living in a house with roommates for several years, and I'm looking to discover what things I don't know that I don't know. [more inside]
posted by randomnity
on Jun 14, 2013 -
I met a girl at a bar and I want to know how to avoid chatting with her all week before our first date. [more inside]
posted by Atlantic
on Mar 31, 2013 -
My wife has organized a 5k as a fundraiser for her school. The event website lists it as the "First Annual"
race. She got a nitpicky email chastising her her about it, complaining that it should be the "Inaugural"
race. What do you think, and how should she respond? [more inside]
posted by RevRob330
on Feb 15, 2013 -
I'd like some recommendations for high quality movies, books, memoirs, tv shows, etc that cover the First World War (1914 to 1918) and the immediate years before and after. [more inside]
posted by h00py
on Nov 25, 2012 -
First date with ex-boyfriend went well... what's the next step to eventually winning him back? [more inside]
posted by enantio
on Aug 19, 2012 -
Are foreclosed homes cheaper? And how would you go about buying your very first home? [more inside]
posted by Danah_78
on Jan 14, 2012 -
SOPA/Corporate Advocacy Queation: Reddit is voluntarily going to go offline for half of a day to protest SOPA. Following this, there have been calls for Google, Facebook and other opponents of the proposed law to do the same. Would it be legal for these companies to do this? [more inside]
posted by graphnerd
on Jan 12, 2012 -
So i am about to buy my very first vehicle and am pretty excited about the whole deal. My budget is no more than 5k and I am looking to get me a used small pickup truck. It seems like my best options are either a T100, Tacoma, frontier or a b2500. Are those considered reliable used pick ups? What kind of year/mileage y'all think 5k could bring? I am thinking a 2000 with about 120000 miles. Does that seems reasonable?
The truck should be very reliable and could take some abuse, I don't really care about towing much because it will be used mainly for tools.
I know VERY little about cars and mechanics and wouldn't even know the first thing to look out for when looking at a potential truck... I've been told to insist on a clean title, see that the engine and transmission are in good order, and pass it by a reliable mechanic. Anything else?
Thank you for your time!
posted by Sentus
on Jan 3, 2012 -
I've sniffed around on AbeBooks and a few other sites, but I can't really seem to find anything that's a Strunk and White first edition.
Anyone have more ideas about how to find such an animal? [more inside]
posted by el riesgo sempre vive
on Nov 14, 2011 -
What's the name of that song that you play on your running playlist that makes you push yourself further? You know the one - you're jogging at a decent, steady pace and then it comes on and mentally you go "Oh, YES!" and suddenly everything seems to get a lot more awesome and you are running full pelt with a huge grin on your face. [more inside]
posted by longbaugh
on Jun 15, 2011 -
For work I am making a complete database of all existing (reasonably current) data on Native American health/risk factors. But I know next to nothing about the area. What are some surveys I should look at? It would be especially helpful if the data were at the tribal level of analysis. I'm at a bit of a loss and I'd appreciate any help you could offer! Thanks in advance.
posted by powerbumpkin
on Jun 1, 2011 -
RaceWIN? Native American-written dystopian/fantasy/science/ speculative fiction. I am looking for the name of the text and author of a contemporary Native American novel that is satirical and dystopian. [more inside]
posted by MidSouthern Mouth
on May 31, 2011 -
Listening to NPR I heard them saying, a little too casually, that "Generation Y is preparing for a future without any Social Security benefits". REALLY?? I did _NOT_ get that memo. [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker
on May 23, 2011 -
I watch a lot of non-fiction shows, like Mythbusters and the First 48. Throughout these shows, often things are blurred on purpose. In Mythbusters, they blur brand names. On the First 48, they blur numbers, license plates, faces. I was just curious (A) how much something like that would cost in terms of dollars, (B) how long it would take to do - say an episode, and (C) what computer program they use to do this. Thanks!
posted by Sully
on Nov 19, 2010 -
Help a teenager buy her first car. Knows next to nothing about cars so tell me: where do I start? [more inside]
posted by Saebrial
on Oct 10, 2010 -
What do you get your best friend and his wife on the occasion of their first child being born? [more inside]
posted by Twinedog
on Oct 4, 2010 -
I have been trying to find information about a native boy who was converted by the Jesuits in the 18th or 19th century and taken to France to go to school. I believe that it was a post on MetaFilter around two years ago. I've searched but with no luck. Does anyone know about this boy? I think his name began with a P. [more inside]
posted by ofelia
on Jun 4, 2010 -
I remember seeing a popular digg comment where the commenter was writing what appeared to be a first hand account of his tough life but it ended up being the story of Luke Skywalker [more inside]
posted by royalchinook
on Apr 5, 2010 -
You're driving in backwater Central America and find an unconscious, bleeding boy lying on the side of the road - What do you do? (Happened to me yesterday) [more inside]
posted by Merlin144
on Mar 20, 2010 -
Hey Mefites! This is my first post and I definitely need help. I have my motorcycle license and took the MSF course. I most certainly will buy good gear to protect myself. I consider myself a safe driver (car so far), no accidents or speeding tickets and generally drive slow. [more inside]
posted by Wanderer7
on Mar 12, 2010 -
What would you put in a basic 'in case of emergency' info and first aid type of document to be kept on an ipod or cell phone? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC
on Feb 19, 2010 -
Angsty-crush filter: Should I do something like make a move on this guy? If not, how can I get this out of my mind and get back to my own life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 22, 2009 -
First time homebuyer - "its customary to purchase the unused fuel from the seller" urf? [more inside]
posted by SirStan
on Jun 22, 2009 -