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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?

Possibly the most boring motorcycle video ever posted!

You have been warned!  This was shot last Saterday 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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2017 Motorcycle Tour III

Triumph Bonneville Touring Part III (note:Part II covers a trip two weeks ago and has not been finished yet because – hey – it’s Seattle and the sun is out. What we have here is the first draft of a … Continue reading

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In Defense of Tank Bags

In Defense of Tank Bags Lately, I’ve noticed comments on several enthusiast site forums about tank bags.  Most of them are negative, listing all sorts of ominous outcomes to the use of a tank bag on a motorcycle.  Since I’ve … Continue reading

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Triumph Bonneville Touring 2017 – Part I

Triumph Bonneville Tour 2017 – Part I   Seattle to Los Gatos to Seattle  Solo Quick summary:  2025 miles – all smiles, no pain. No mechanical issues, no unforced rider errors, no intervention by official types. Overall mpg = 55 plus, … Continue reading

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