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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 Triumph Thruxton, a Fiat 500S and a VW Tiguan. What else would you like to know?

The Value of Facebook, and Teaching is Forever

The Value of Facebook, and Teaching is Forever Facebook is often criticized, at times justifiably. My experience, however, has been extremely positive.  This year has been “challenging,” to understate. In a period of a couple of months both of my … Continue reading

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The Slow Death of Driver Involvement

The Slow Death of Driver Involvement Reader note: It has come to my attention that if you are reading this on a smart phone, my entire website does not display.  Among other horrors, this prevents you from clicking on and … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Inappropriate Man – a Book Proposal

Confessions of an Inappropriate Man – A Book Proposa Reader note: It has come to my attention that if you are reading this on a smart phone, my entire website does not display.  Among other horrors, this prevents you from … Continue reading

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The Motorcycle Market for 2019

The Motorcycle Market for 2019 Reader note #1: It has come to my attention that if you are reading this on a smart phone, my entire website does not display.  Among other horrors, this prevents you from clicking on and … Continue reading

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Building a Motorcycle Dealership Community

Building a Motorcycle Dealership Community Reader note #1: It has come to my attention that if you are reading this on a smart phone my entire website does not display.  Among other horrors, this prevents you from clicking on and … Continue reading

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Two Minor Motorcycle Safety Concepts

Two Minor Motorcycle Safety Concepts Anyone interested in operating a motorcycle safely is certainly spoiled for choice. In most areas across the world there are now a plethora of available courses to take, in the classroom, on a controlled course, … Continue reading

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Fun With Guessing Weights

Fun With Guessing Weights Imagine the summer of 1964. I was 17, working at my first job at the Excelsior Amusement Park, right on the shore of Lake Minnetonka outside of Minneapolis. The salary was a whopping $.69 an hour. … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Safety – Luck versus Everything Else

Motorcycle Safety – Luck versus Everything Else  An interesting response to the last essay came over the Facebook transom.  The author, (I think – it was not all that clear) felt that motorcycle safety was a matter of luck.  He … Continue reading

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Why Motorcycles are Safe

Why Motorcycles are Safe Short version: because everything is relative. I came of age in the 1960’s, which was, for those of you too young to be there (most of you), a time of tremendous social, political and philosophical upheaval … Continue reading

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How Good People End Up With Trump

How Good People Get Sucked into The Trump Swamp When I was in 9th grade I made a new friend. He sat next to me in a very poorly taught science class, and he was a “bad boy.”  He hung … Continue reading

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