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About david

I am a 73 year old motorsports nut who lives in Snohomish, Washington. After a 31 year career as an English teacher, I segued into a self-created job in the motorsports business. Now retired, I was involved in customer relations for Ride West BMW in Seattle, after almost 10 years of similar work for the Cycle Barn MotorSports Group. I own, at the current time, a Triumph Rocket 3 (2020) and a 2016 Ford Focus ST. What else would you like to know?

Triumph’s Steve McQueen Scrambler…ugh!

Fair warning!  What follows is a rant, but a well-reasoned one. …I hope. Triumph has announced a “Steve McQueen Special Edition Scrambler 1200X” and it is a management and marketing error of epic proportions.  Just when I thought Harley-Davidson had … Continue reading

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The Saga of the Plants Named Bob

The Saga of the Plants Named Bob I taught various English courses at Juanita High School from the fall of 1989 to the spring of 2000, when I retired from teaching to enter the exciting world of the motorcycle business. … Continue reading

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How to replace the Battery in the Key Fob of your Rocket 3

How to Replace the Battery in the Key Fob of your Rocket 3 This was a new one for me.  Fifty-four years of riding and I’ve never needed a new battery for the key fob of a motorcycle.  Of course, … Continue reading

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How to Con Yourself to Better Fitness

Hope to Con Yourself to Better Fitness We all want to be fit and healthy.  Unfortunately, the rigors of life often conspire to make that difficult, due to work and family and other factors leading to the constant search for … Continue reading

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Two Up on the Triumph Rocket 3

Two Up on the Triumph Rocket 3 I purchased my 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 in March, with no thought given to carrying a passenger.  At the time I had nobody in my life who would fill that role.  I was … Continue reading

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Responding to Treason With Brains

Responding to Treason with Brains I do not know who’s in charge of today’s response to the invasion of our capital by Trumpist zealots, but I’d wager that he or she plays a lot of chess. Many are insisting that … Continue reading

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The Search for the Second Motorcycle

The Second Motorcycle Search Here’s the situation:  for several years I had the pleasure of owning two motorcycles.  It was a subtle joy to enter the garage each day and decide which one to ride, depending on the distance, type … Continue reading

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The Insidious Nature of Gear Creep

The Insidious Nature of Gear Creep Have you noticed how much “stuff” you carry with you each day?  Of course, we now have the moral and logical obligation to carry and wear mask to slow the spread of this awful … Continue reading

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The Flat Learning Curve

The Flat Learning Curve Are you familiar with the concept of the learning curve?  It is an inexact measurement of how quickly a subject is accepted and internalized. If you sign up for a class you want to take, whether … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing – Motorcycle Bagger Road Racing!

The Next Big Thing – Bagger Road Racing! Did you see the bagger motorcycle road race held at Laguna Seca a while ago?  What a hoot! This was for sure a “gimmick race” dreamed up by a bunch of aftermarket … Continue reading

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