Sunday, July 8, 2012

Our quest for a Maine lobster is over

Our quest for a Maine lobster is over…Thanks to Becky’s Diner,

that’s right time for another Diner, Drive-in and Dive.

My wife and I happen to walk upon BECKY'S during our walk about at the Hobson Wharf in Portland Maine. We hit the Diner at an odd time, it was around 3:00pm. It’s a beautiful older building; I would call it barn like shape with Maine harbor flair.

You enter the front door into a small room filled bulliton boards cover in business cards and flyers,

not being from a cold climate I think this a buffer for the diner once the weather turns bitter cold. Once in, it is a classic diner, Chrome bar stools and a few booths along the other side not to mention the tin cellings;

old school stuff, not new stuff made to look old. It’s a seat yourself kind of place so we picked a booth and were greeted immediately by our lovely waitress. After a quick looked at the menu

my wife spotted it the main whole lobster…then it happened, we went to place the order; I order the fried clams and my wife YELLED out “I’ll have the whole lobster”. Huston we have another problem…well we might have if we were at any other place but Beck’s, let me explain, Becky’s does not start serving whole lobster until 4:00pm. I not sure if it was the look of disappointment in my wife’s face or just the outstanding service you get at Becky’s, trust me it was the service. Our waitress went out of her way to get a freshly cooked lobster delivered right to our table…success!!!!
They even brought out instruction on how to eat the monster, my wife studied them a few seconds and then dug in

all I can say is it was the best tasting lobster we had ever but in our mouth, I say OUR as I got a quick small bite when she was not looking, I wanted a second bite but was afraid of losing a hand….my clams were outstanding too,

it was one of the best meals of our entire 10 day trip.
After a GREAT MEAL, we were given our bill

that I gladly paid for a job well done. So if you are ever around Portland, Main head over to Becky’s Diner, you will not be sorry that you did.
Till next time
Big Al

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Motorcycle product review: Kuakyn Hwy Pegs

Kuryakyn highway pegs

Wow what a product, sometimes you just don’t know what you’re missing until you have them on your bike. Let me explain, Thursday, July 30, 2009 (Wow that was a long time ago) I bought a cheap set of hwy pegs.

you can read that story here
Anyway skip ahead a few years and now I find myself ordering a set of Kuryakn hwy pegs from for my bike with an off set. Being 6’5” tall, I found myself always laying my feet on top of the old pegs to stretch my never ending legs out as these bars attach straight to the crash bars with no off set.

New pegs on top, old pegs below.

One note before I go into the insulation of the new pegs, the drag specialties pegs are some fine pegs for the money. I was looking at them. When I removed them, they looked almost as good as the day I bought them. Not a single rubber piece was missing and the chrome still looked nice except for a few scrapes here and there. My thought would be if you are a shorter rider and on a tight budget get yourself a set of drag specialties pegs and you won’t go wrong.

Now on to the Kuryakn hwy peg, easy insulation, you only need a few tools and about ten minutes of you time. I used one ¾” wrench and two different size Allen wrenches (sorry I don’t remember the size)

 the first difference I noticed was the pegs off set, you can turn the peg either way depending on your height, shorter people would turn them in and taller would turn them out like mine.

Just a few turn of the wrenches and your done, don’t forget to turn the pegs in a little to form a slight V shape with the crash bar

why you ask…well if you don’t when you hit hwy speed your foot will be catching a lot of air and it will tent to want to blow off the peg. I found this out the hard way when I install the last set.

Well I only put a few hundred miles on my bike since I put them on but I got to say you get what you pay for, the ride is great. Its one of the few things that I have added to my bike that has truly changed the ride for me, now my long legs from hell, have some place to go.

Almost forgot to mention, I picked the new pegs up from AMAZON for around 80.00 dollars. Truth is known I’m finding a lot of motorcycle parts on their site a lot cheaper than anywhere else, check them out you will be surprised with the amount of motorcycle parts they carry.

Till next time
Big Al

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