Night Ride – Perfect Weather

The weather just keeps getting better and better these days, I have been looking forward to riding for so long now. I got home a little late from work but I was too worked up to ride that I didn’t even think about eating lunch. As soon as I got home, I changed into gear, my iPod read, camera in hand, and bike filled up. I didn’t have any specific route, I just wanted to ride, and as soon as I had my leg over the bike I was ready to go.

The thing I was happy as hell about is that my gear fits me, I closed my Alpinestar jacket easily, I’m not at my goal yet but I’m happy about the results. I also had some gear that I wanted to test out while riding, its a new recording device from a friend, wanted to see the quality of night time video and see if it holds on in excessive speeds. I took the 6th ring road and took the GulfRoad all the way around, I loved it from light to light, I didn’t mind the traffic at all. I was honestly in another state of mind, just extremely happy riding, I had a work appointment later but I wasn’t thinking about that. My mind was on the road, the corners, the cars, and I was pulsing to the rhythm of the music playing loudly in my ears. I can never get enough of riding, it was cool enough at 35C to ride comfortably, it is even cooler at night, but it was bliss riding the Ducati and feeling every Rev. Even when I got stuck on major traffic on the 5th ring road around 6:30 pm I was calmly passing traffic at a comfortable pace getting to my destination.


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Ducati Day Out!

The weather has been near perfect the last few weeks, a little bit chilly in the morning then cool and sunny in the afternoon. Perfect for riding and for some reason the streets seem to be emptier then usual so it was to be taken advantage of. Nawaf wanted to ride as well and he just upgrade from a Ducati Monster to a Ducati 999, and in all black that machine looks pretty good.

As usual our point of contact was Starbuck Bida’a since it nice place to start and a good location to choose the route from. This time around we wanted to take the sea side to the free zone, then the airport road, then to Sabhan and back again. The weather started out cool but as the day went by it got hot and hotter, and I wore my air jacket but a light sweater under it and I was boiling.

We took to the seaside first and Nawaf was behing me with Monichum at the rear. Staggered formation as usual, sounds a bit like a military line up but not that rigid. We were flying out of the lights and cruising on the road and taking turns hard and fast, I love open high speed curves that you can take smoothly. Nawaf was falling back a bit since the machine is new to him and he has only been riding for a year. So we just observed how he reacted to our riding and how he ws riding, that is what we do with first time riders. Then we sit down and give him pointers and things to remember, and practice makes perfect. The one thing to keep in mind when riding is the smoother you are the better the ride will be, the better the bike will react when riding, even when you want to brake hard it can be done smoothly with great results. We always have new people riding with us and learning, sometimes they ride with us for a while and sometimes they join us at a later point, not everyone is willing to wake up at 7am on the weekend to go riding.


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Night Ride @ 38C

It has been too long since I have taken a ride out at any point in time, the heat came with those sand storms and very strange weather. It made riding nearly impossible with zero visibility, and lucky for me I came back to the perfect weather, or the beginning of it at least. I can’t believe how nice the weather is early in the morning or after sunset. I came back from work a little annoyed with a few things on my plate and I decided to get a shave and take a ride to unwind.

Before taking my impromptu trip I called up TriStar and asked them to service all the machines, after I took off they came a few days later took the KTM RC8, Ducati 1098s, and BMW K1200R for a full service and check up. They changed the from discs and pads on the RC8 under warranty, they changed the rear tire of the K1200R, changed the oil and filters of all the machines, they changed the battery of the RC8 and 1098s, the chains were adjusted, cleaned and oiled. All three machines were run on the dyno to test it out. Got them all ready for riding season.

I changed from my dishdasha to my riding gear, and damn that felt really good, I’m just a little over weight and that requires adjustment. I had my playlist ready with music topped up on my iPod Nano. And I took off to Salmiya and later on drove down the GulfRoad to Miseela and then back home. It was just the perfect ride, I was in sync with my machine but I have to get my skills back up to par, I felt something was a little off with me and not the Ducati. I need to regain my sense of balance with this machine, I was one very happy rider, I caught myself a few times smiling while riding and listening to the music. The cool breeze was perfect even with the engine boiling my leg a little bit, these Italians knew what they were doing when they built this machine, so much passion, I felt like it was an animal that is happy to be out of its cage. I’m really happy that the weather is cooling down earlier this year, I will be doing some late night or early morning riding for the next couple of weeks, damn I missed riding.

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PERRIER melting by Ogilvy Paris

Set to the music “Waves” by Camille, you can check out Perrier’s new Ogilvy Paris ad (directed by Frederic Planchon) to try and get you to buy their drink. And if that weren’t enough, below are a few more interesting ad shots for the product.

This pretty much reflects the heat that we face in Kuwait on a daily basis and drinking something cool always feels good. I’m not a big fan of carboneted water but if I do drink it would have to be Perrier, I don’t know why but I always feel so sophisticated drinking it, maybe its the bottle.

Adriana Lima & Victoria’s Secret $5 Million Fantasy Bra

That is probably the most expensive bra on the hottest women on this planet, what a combination. I think that Adriana Lima is the hottest Victoria Secret Angel that has ever been, period. This Victoria Secret bra set with 3,575 black diamonds, and 117 of them are 1 carat diamonds.

Designed for maximum cleavage enhancement and adorned with nearly 3,900 stunning gems, it’s the ultimate fantasy gift. Total carat weight: 1500 ct. $5,000,000

Link: Bastardly

Out for a Swim


The past couple of days has been hot and humid, you don’t really want to go outside. But after spending the whole day indoors I felt like doing something a little different so I decided to go in for a jump in the pool. As soon as I jumped in I felt a lot better, the cool water just wraps around you and a few laps and you feel refreshed. The only thing missing for me was to listen to a little music, but I doubt my neighbors would be too happy about some outdoor music, I was trying to think of one way or another to listen to music but I thought I would leave that to another day.

It was ridiculously hot to the point you can’t walk around the pool without burning your feet, so I only left when I had to.

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Broken A/C

The best part when going to sleep is the cold bed and room, I tend to like to sleep in freezing room. After the past weeks of dust storms the A/C got a bit clogged up, called the A/C guy and it turns out a lot of the parts weren’t working and need to be replaced. Took about a week to get all the parts and I was going nuts from the my warm room. If the bed gets warm then I can’t really sleep except if I’m tired. As soon as they fixed the A/C I could sleep normally again with the room slightly below freezing, doesn’t matter whats the temperature outside, I like the room freezing cold.

Stop At Starbucks

Its getting hotter and hotter the past couple of weeks, its still the end of April. I was riding well into the end of May last year without breaking a sweat, but these days its even hot at 6 am. So this Saturday morning I decided to sleep in a bit before heading out for a few tasks.

I went from one part of Kuwait to the other, Shuweikh, Hawally, Miseela, Bida,a and back home. It was task after task, I even kept my car on a few times so that it wouldn’t heat up. I kept getting text messages from people who were out in the ocean, or swimming. I wanted to cool off so I stopped by Starbucks in Bida’a to get something cool to drink. Bida’a area seemed deserted since everyone was in the ocean, I parked right up front to get my drink and head out. I do love the raspberry farrappacino at Starbucks, it tastes damn good and the perfect remedy for the heat, cools you right off. Then to continue with the rest of the tasks of the day.

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