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About david

I am a 69 year old motorsports nut who lives in Bothell, 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 have been married forever and have two grown children. I own, at the current time, a Triumph Bonneville T 120 , a Fiat 500S and a Honda CR-V. What else would you like to know?

Thou Shalt Not Be a Curmudgeon

Do Not Be a Motorcycle Curmudgeon As we age we tend to become more rigid in our beliefs. Doesn’t matter if the subject is morality, politics, or even motorcycles. After a myriad of life experiences, we “know what is right,” … Continue reading

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Silly Things I / We / You (?) Do With Motorcycles

Silly Things I / We/ (You?) Do With Motorcycles The article I wrote on inexpensive or free accessories for your motorcycle ride got some excellent additions in response (see the comments section).  Perhaps this one will have the same happy … Continue reading

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Cheap (or free) motorcycle accessories

Cheap (or free) accessories for every motorcycle ride I enjoy motorcycle magazine reports detailing new equipment and accessories for motorcycles. Every month new products emerge that make your ride more comfortable or safer or faster or some combination of those.  … Continue reading

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Possibly the most boring motorcycle video ever posted!

You have been warned!  This was shot last Saturday and shows a motorcycle ride from north to south over Blewitt Pass.  If you are thinking of purchasing a Triumph T 120 motorcycle of the current generation and want to hear … Continue reading

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Fun with Forest Fires

Fun with Forest Fires In these troubling times, when it seems like the entirety of the northwest United States is struggling with forest fires, perhaps an incident that was sort of fun will be appropriate.  It will take a bit … Continue reading

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A Triumph T 120 Bonneville at 10,000 miles

The Triumph Bonneville T120 at 10,000 miles The odometer clicked over to 10,000 miles last week, a good chance to look back on 16 months of ownership of my 2016 cranberry red and silver Bonneville. Cut to the chase – … Continue reading

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A Hope for the End of Racial Prejudice

A Hope for the End of Racial Prejudice These days there’s a lot going on that can bend you toward a depressed mood.  Almost every Facebook thread, for example, if it has any relevance to race relations, rapidly devolves into … Continue reading

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How To Gain Internet Fame in Three Easy Steps

How to Gain Internet Fame in Three Easy Steps Make sure your video camera is on. Do something really stupid. Blame it on something implausible. This will gain you a lot of sympathetic responses from people who are not familiar … Continue reading

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What Killed Hydro Racing

What Killed Hydroplane Racing?  (Hint:  it’s not TV) Oh, the hue and cry!  KIRO has chosen not to cover the Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane races live on TV this year, breaking a tradition of decades!  People are angry!  People are appalled!  … Continue reading

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Triumph Bonneville Touring 2017 Part II

Triumph Bonneville Touring 2017                  Part II For this adventure I had the great benefit of friends to increase the enjoyment.  Four of them, to be exact.  Even better, we were on 5 different brands of motorcycle.  It takes a … Continue reading

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