Category Archives: Marketing

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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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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The Re-Evolution of the Standard Motorcycle

The Re-evolution of the Standard Motorcycle (Caveat emptor:  I may have taken some liberties with history and facts on the way to a point. I presume my faithful readers will supply corrections and additions as needed.)   To take an explanatory … Continue reading

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Good Customer Service

Good Customer Service, on the other hand… Is rather common, really. We live in a service economy, and for most of us I suspect that good customer service is often not as hailed with shouts of joy as it should … Continue reading

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How to Lose a Good Customer

How to Lose a Good Customer Isn’t it amazing what efforts some companies put in to drive customers away?  They’re usually successful.  Fear not, this is not just another screed about how I was done wrong.  No, mine has a … Continue reading

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The Stupid Price Triumph, and Other Failed Dreams

The Stupid Price Triumph, and Other Failed Dreams I rode in to Triumph of Seattle today to have the “fly screen” installed on my Triumph T 120. It’s always a fun experience for me because I used to work for … Continue reading

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Microphones And The Wonder That Is Sean Spicer

I first got into announcing in my first year of teaching.   Our Rose Hill Junior High wrestling and basketball games were full house affairs  (life was different back then) and the coaches were two of my best friends. I did … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Windshields and Screens

On Motorcycle Windshields Ah, the wind in your face. Perhaps bugs in your teeth if you are wearing an open face helmet. Or none.  And dust, and sand, and mud. And rain?  Hail? I was once following a friend on … Continue reading

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What Happens to the Motorcycles You Sell?

What Happens to Your Used Motorcycles? Had a nice visit yesterday from the fine fellow who purchased my beloved Triumph Speed Triple. He enjoys astonishing people who cannot believe it has covered 50,000 miles.  Triumph of Seattle was wise to … Continue reading

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Purchasing a new 2017 SUV – Part Two

Purchasing  a New 2017 SUV – Part Two Moving on from Part One (see earlier post), at the end of the day it came down to two candidates – the Kia Sportage and the VW Tiguan. We’d been considering the … Continue reading

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