Month: November 2016

A scoop full of bullshit -Reminder to self

A scoop full of bullshit is in reference to a write-up I once read on the scoops and vomit, yes you heard right. He does have a distinct style and rather offbeat style that makes slang sophisticated.

The author’s thoughts became a benchmark for me and helped understand where to NOT over do it…

For example there was this “wanting to be journo” who to add some spice to his write-up put in a dash of profanity. While the journo who made an attempt to write like the author in question, his thoughts on this certain event allowed me to assume that he did he passed out from a vernacular medium school where English is taught as the 3rd language.

There are some auto journalists who write quite well and to the point. This is not about who writes best. But it is about those idiots who would have barely made it to the finish line probably begging for grace marks in English and for all you know have Bawled the BOWL and FRANNDSHIPPED the friendship.

In fact they are so lazy that their plagiarism bleeds in almost everything they do when it comes to photographs.

Their approach to automotive – journalism is something like this:
  • Get lucky with any publication
  • Get an assignment even if they are not paid
  • This one is my favourite ”flash identity card”, (next we should print our calar fotos on our business cards)
  • Write a few lines of gibberish and coat it with phrases used by the bigger publishing houses
  • Publicise that junk all over the internet
So for those vomit spewing inglis doods (duds):
  • Go back to school and learn the parts of speech, try wren and martin without passing out (fainting)
  • Avoid txtn wn u ryt up fanC, lv 8 2 wsup..

If you want to be a rap lyricist, go learn the nuances and techniques to poetry, you are nothing more than a yuppie. If you think you are all that, look for a job as a lyricist.

Dancing around and uploading a video does not make you a “less poser”. Just that you posed too many frames Mr. DAD BOD, I will have to accept that belly dancers now have a new form of entertainment – YOU. So keep pohsing, don’t forget to keep the bike in the frame

Profanity – “A scoop full of bullshit?”

You should want to consider the fact that your vocabulary sucks. So bad that, if you were a black hole, gravity would pull you in. So first polish your language – try passing primary grade before you “rapidex’’

Look up the meaning plagiarism understand it, digest and DO NOT “digress” it.

Last but not the least feed yourself a scoop full of your verbal bullshit
That pretty much sums it up.

#rvm

RVM – Rear View Mirror

Now that Motolethe turns 1 year it is time to add 1 more category – Rear View Mirror. In simple terminology RVMs are used to “look back” and in a way it is related to reflect. In the context of Motolethe RVM will be thoughts not related to the others. Those that are the outcome with a relation to motoring and anything and everything around it.

Rear View Mirror indeed has another derivative of the author. Co-incidentally they are the initials of those that were an indirect influence or part of the elements because of which this came to be. So while profanity isn’t at the helm the message will be as fluidic as acid.

Thank You for your understanding, here’s an excrept on what to expect….

#unbikeyourself

PGS motorcycle riding gloves – Cold Steel

Photo Credits: Probiker Helmets

The PGS riding gloves AKA the gauntlet, purchased earlier this year for the ride to India Bike Week 2016.

The sole purpose was to get a touring glove that covered all the aspects of safety gears while also ensuring a fair level of comfort.


During the ride to the India Bike Week 2016 which took a gruelling 12 hours to complete due to unreasonable delays it gave an opportunity to test the riding glove in all environments except for the rain. While heat did not give any reason for discomfort the cold left it unscathed. Suffice to say that during its initial use it did leave of some black residue from within. While the black residue was easy to wash off it did not react with the skin.


Being a touring glove that not waterproof, it went into storage. During its hibernation it did develop a bit of mould but with a quick wash in plain water and drying in the shade it was as good as new. Interestingly before and after washing the gloves it did feel stiff while also seemed to have shrunk.


Stepping out on a ride on the 6th of November 2016 marking its debut run for the winters, the glove at first made me want to ditch it for the regular set. However the real test began within 5 minutes of departure from home. For those of you reading this and are from Pune who would have stepped out after 6 am on that day would know better the weather. While the cold seemed to beat down through apparel it seemed to be missing the gauntlet.


Even through its perforation the cold coming in was minimal. It seemed to take on the cold without much harm. In due course of the ride the stiffness to began to ease off and with regular use it would become more flexible. While it did give its fair share of safety and comfort, the only pain area was the palm protector that wanted to embed itself between the throttle and the palm.


For all of 2900/- it keeps itself right in between competition for a heavy-duty gauntlet and is indeed a value for money proposition. A long-term review is due in the future.

XDI Stealth gloves review

Being public about going stealth

First impressions may or not be lasting impressions. We will leave that for our long-term XDI Stealth gloves review. Here in question is what can be described as a multi-mode glove. XDI Stealth gloves gauntlet design is is flexible and yet sophisticated. This, topped with the aesthetics that make you want to get suited for a ride. One that teams up a classical styled business suit to a motorcyclist.

This first impression view:

1. The glove is “perforated” and made with soft leather amongst other materials

2. It is tough yet not rigid

3. The index fingers (yes you read it right BOTH) come pre-fitted with a visor wiper

4. The index finger and thumb tips (both) are Smartphone compatible

5. The gauntlet design allows for the jacket sleeves to be packed in to avoid cold air from venturing in.

6. Riding in varied traffic in the midday heat does not affect the glove nor the rider’s palm

7. Sweat, if any disappears

While it may need the use of an inner glove due to its perforated design, its a perfect glove to wear on a Friday should you have any sudden plans

I bought the XDI Stealth gloves from a safety apparel shop , Probiker in Pune. This was bought after eliminating other contenders. Due to an overhauled engine, the onward journey took over 9 hours. The XDI (Xtreme Dynamics Inc. ) product made a comfortable glove for this ride. The return was a not so grueling 456 kms back. The return journey had fewer halts. After riding for over 100kms, with the last stage seeing over 110kms in ghat riding, jam packed city sectors and highway in between.

Yes, we will not post any photographs for now. However, we do encourage the reader to take a look at a store near you. In the meantime, we do thank team Probiker for getting this in store. And last but not the least, Xtreme Dynamics Inc. Keep up the good work, let’s have some colours too…

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