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Walking Adventures In Your Neighborhood

The Joys (and Perils) of Walking in Your Own Neighborhood How well do you know your own neighborhood? We’ve lived in our current house for 38 years (egad!) so I thought I knew the area pretty well.  Turns out not … Continue reading

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The First Few Weeks of Retirement

Retirement:  Phase I I retired a little over two weeks ago.  Not on a whim, but as something I’d been preparing for over a span of 18 months.  It’s been an interesting transition in so many ways, and some of … Continue reading

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Memories of My Career in Motorsports – Part IV

Memories of My Career in Motorsports            Part IV I went back to Cycle Barn a few days later to meet with owner Jim Boltz again.  After pleasantries and more excited cross-talk about our mutual ideas, he told me I should … Continue reading

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The first AIMExpo Show in Orlando Florida

The first AIMExpo Show –   Orlando Florida I was spoiled beyond belief to be sent to the inaugural AIMExpo Show held in Orlando from October 15th – 21st.  The first three days were reserved for media and industry attendees, while … Continue reading

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My Romance

My Romance I met Susan at a very boring party on July 3rd of 1971.  My first impression of her was of a cute young woman with a gorgeous face, a great personality, and an enormous vocabulary – which will … Continue reading

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More fun with FoMoCo

After my adventures with Ford’s corporate consumer relations department (see the post for December 17th of 2011) I was a little surprised that they had just let the matter drop.  As it turns out, I  had not fully realized the depth of corporate nonsense. Today I … Continue reading

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Traction Issues

Distractions, Subtractions, and Attractions to Traction  How best to present a usable surface for motorists in areas of snow and ice?  This has been a problem for more a century, and yet a viable solution seems to slip away from … Continue reading

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Fun with FoMoCo

From:       team@ridewest.com Sent:       12/16/2011 12:14:39 PM To:         Ford Subject:  Public Affairs Do you have two SUV’s in theSeattlearea?  I followed two new Ford SUV’s for several miles on the way to work this morning (121611) – both … Continue reading

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Fun With Recalls, and other trivia

Fun With Recalls Just read a fascinating piece of moto-trivia in the current Sports Car Market magazine. It seems that Packard, that lamented classic marque consigned to the elephant boneyard of history, once had a recall – in 1932. Purchasers … Continue reading

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