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K100 “Kafe Tourer”

Ah, Motorcycles, how I love thee. I’ve got a few ideas about my motorbike restoration job, and have decided that I need to separate “planning” from “action” — so here is the dreamline, whilst the build log can live over in the projects space. Motorcycle restoration/custom build: ’90 BMW K100, “café tourer” Next Actions update the project page oil change clean plan Ideas Rolling gear Travel hand-stitched seat matching hard panniers chromed rear rack maybe a little hipster pipe-wrap Technology Orientation/lean/acceleration sensor(s) e.g. https://littlebirdelectronics.com.au/collections/new/products/pololu-um7-lt-orientation-sensor twin (3d) fisheye cameras audio pickup (under seat) GPS telemetry: gears, speedometer, odometer, tachometer brake and throttle sensors “traffic cam” HUD in fairing: satnav, speedo, gear indicator, tacho keyless start biometrics: HR, breathing, temperature, etc.

Kaizen

Kaizen (改善) is Japanese for “improvement”, and (in a business context specifically) refers to the act of continuously improving different aspects of a business: processes, methodologies and activities. Here I’m going to attempt to record some of my own practise and success of kaizen, including things taken from Righting the Wrongs:   From Righting the Wrongs: time – I don’t have enough “me time”. Work smarter  Accept that some stuff just ain’t gonna get done  I’ve made a conscious effort to embrace these ideas in the last year or so, and to give myself a little more breathing space at work. We took holidays for the first time in a long time at the end of 2016, and it felt […]

Ketogenic diet

A “ketogenic” diet is low in carbohydrates, high in fats and moderate in protein. When you consume carbohydrates (or excess protein), the body breaks it down into an easy-to-use sugar called glucose. It will also produce insulin, which “signals” the presence of glucose in your bloodstream  — and when our insulin production becomes “fatigued”/maladapted (from too much glucose too often) we call it diabetes. From keto-fied: There are two main things that happen to glucose if your body doesn’t need it: Glycogenesis. Excess glucose will be converted to glycogen, and stored in your liver and muscles. Estimates show that only about half of your daily energy can be stored as glycogen. Lipogenesis. If there’s already enough glycogen in your muscles and […]