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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?

Why I Do Not Race or Do Track Days

Why I Do Not Race or Do Track Days OK; this may sound like a petulant rant. So be it.  I saw something on Facebook this morning that got my leathers in a knot – a post that pretty much … Continue reading

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The Death of the American Motorcycle Magazine

The Death of the American Motorcycle Magazine What happened?  The motorcycle mags I’ve read for years are being erased like bugs wiped off your visor with a squeegee of questionable soapiness in a gas station.  At least the main ones … Continue reading

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Rough draft of a motorcycle trip in September

2019 BC                                                    Rough Draft Friday, September 6th 7am Brekkie and then leave at 8:15am I-405 to I-5 to Smokey Point Rest stop            30 miles I-5 to 530 to Arlington to Rockport                   60 miles SR 20 to Marblemount (fuel)                               15 miles … Continue reading

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Trains, planes, and automobiles – and motorcycles!

Trains, planes, and automobiles – and motorcycles No trains, actually, but I could not resist the title. There’s an annual “fly-in” of mostly vintage planes at a small airport behind Concrete Highschool on Highway 20.  I am not all that … Continue reading

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First Motorcycle Trip of 2019

Canada Tour 2019  July 5-8                                      2018 reversed!  Weather looks superb. Good roads, fun places to stay, and 5 good friends. Awesome David Preston,  Brian Hardy, Rick Pannemann, Robert Okrie, Wil Wen, Pat Cordell Friday, July 5th 7am … Continue reading

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Selling Motorcycles With Sex

Selling Motorcycles with Sex – the Saga of MV Agusta In case you missed it, because you have a real life or something, motorcycle company MV Agusta created a sensation recently by creating a video ad showing a naked female … Continue reading

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The Strange Journey to my new used car

First of all, I did not really need to trade in my Fiat 500 Sport. It’s a fine example of a 2012 model with 43,000 miles and no issues at all. It has been reliable, and always fun to drive. … Continue reading

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Enjoying a Double Automotive Fantasy

Enjoying a Double Automotive Fantasy ‘Tis a pity that the word “fantasy” has such a negative connotation for so many. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a fantasy, as long as you recognize it for what it is – … Continue reading

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The Statistical Anomaly That Is The Seattle Mariners

The Statistical Anomaly that is the Seattle Mariners I’m not much of a baseball fan.  Despite my starring role as a pitcher on a Little League farm team in my youth…  Nor a Mariners fan.  But… With the Mariners recent … Continue reading

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The Modern Triumph Bonneville Experience

The Modern Triumph Bonneville Experience I purchased a 2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 in April of that year.  The following situation has occurred so often that I almost laugh when it starts…again. Someone, usually a man, notices the bike, whether at … Continue reading

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