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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?

Curiosity Did Not Kill the Cat

Curiosity Did Not Kill the Cat This is the sequel to the essay I posted yesterday called “The Crash That Wasn’t.” Ever since I’d gotten home from that incident it had bothered me.  A lot. I’ve ridden this road for … Continue reading

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The Crash That Wasn’t

The Crash That Wasn’t Since this essay deals with motorcycle safety, I should begin with some background for those who are not frequent perusers of my musings.  I’ve been riding motorcycles for 51 years.  After three decades of enthusiasm, including … Continue reading

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Risk vs. Reward: There but for the grace of Whomever…

Risk vs. Reward: There but for the grace of whomever… As a motorcyclist, do you feel you have “fast” days and “slow” days?  Sometimes you’re in a great mood and really into the road and the machine. You ride aggressively,focusing … Continue reading

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The Misunderstood Career of Danica Patrick

The Misunderstood Career of Danica Patrick Danica Patrick completed her racing career yesterday at the Indy 500, which she had announced earlier would be her last race.  Many before her have made the decision to retire and then changed their … Continue reading

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2016 Triumph 1200 Thruxton for sale!

My brother in law was intended to be the half-owner of my 2016 Triumph 1200 Thruxton.  After it was all put together with the addition of the R model rear shocks and the Triumph flyscreen he wanted,  I paid for … Continue reading

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The Dark Underside of #MeToo

The Dark Underside of #MeToo If you believe in women’s rights, as I do, and if you also believe that women can do anything they want to and should have full access to opportunities, then you also have to accept … Continue reading

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Distracted Rider Awareness Month

Distracted Ride Awareness Month April is national distracted driver awareness month, which you’d know if you didn’t spend so much time on your phone…  Anyway, let us counter steer away from that to think for a bit about – distracted … Continue reading

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How to Be Comfortable on Your Motorcycle

How to Be Comfortable on Your Motorcycle I’ve seen a lot of discussions lately about the pros and cons of changing out the stock seat on a motorcycle and replacing it with an aftermarket item.  One thing missing in these … Continue reading

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What I Have In Common With the USA Women’s Olympic Hockey Team

What I Have In Common With the USA Women’s Olympic Hockey Team   Today is an exciting day if you watched the final game of the women’s hockey tournament at the Winter Olympics.  The USA women won the gold medal … Continue reading

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Another shot at gun control

Another shot at gun control I know, a terrible pun, but laughing is better than sobbing.  The best idea below is not mine,  but I do not remember where I read it.  In any case, since any mention of gun … Continue reading

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