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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?

Minnesota vs. Iowa Football Memories

Minnesota vs. Iowa Football memories In high school, the Explorer Post I belonged to “worked” University of Minnesota football games.  Our particular group had two tasks.  Before the game, we were in charge of raising the flag during the playing … Continue reading

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Harley-Davidson’s problems, and how to fix them. 2019 Version

Harley’s problems, and how to fix them. (2019 version) Not the first essay on this topic, for sure, and a frequent subject flogged by many for the past twenty years or so.  But now, with the promised release in late … Continue reading

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Ride to Carbonado Saturday!

Carbonado Ride –  October 26th, 2019 10am at the I-405 and 160th Park ‘N Ride SOUTH on I-405 to I-90 EAST on I-90 well past Issaquah Right – SOUTH on Highway 18 over Tiger Mountain. LEFT at Issaquah –Hobart Road … Continue reading

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The Best 4 Day Motorcycle Ride. Ever

The Best 4 Day Motorcycle Ride in Northwest America A strong claim, so I’d best offer some credentials. I’ve been a motorcyclist since 1967. In that time, I’ve covered several hundred thousand miles. Many of them have been commuting to … Continue reading

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My First Bumble Date – or Bumbler Date

My First Bumble Date – or Bumbler Date Having lived on my own for a year, and the divorce declared final over 7 months ago, I decided I was ready to jump back into the dating pool.  By “dating” I … Continue reading

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My Life As a Paid Escort – On a Motorcycle

The Triumph Bonneville as Escort Bike A month ago, I received a text from my friend Doug, looking for motorcycle escorts for an upcoming two-day charity bike ride.  From Cle Elum to Leavenworth over Blewitt Pass on Saturday, and back … Continue reading

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Why I Prefer Lesser Motels

Why I Prefer Lesser Motels Not because I am cheap…entirely. I do not want, need, or will have use for a golf course or two, indoor an/or outdoor pool, sauna, restaurant, casino, bar, spa, tennis courts, hiking and tour opportunities, … Continue reading

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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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