Category Archives: Travel

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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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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The 200 Mile Triumph Touring Warm-Up

The 200 Mile Triumph Touring Warm-Up I have the hard won advantage of being able to take a few week-long rides in summer and fall. Retirement will do that for you.  In my 50th year of motorcycling, I’ve noticed that … Continue reading

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The Way to World Peace

The Olympics! I spent a lot of time the past two weeks watching the summer Olympics. Unfortunately, the reason for that was hours spent with my wonderful mother-in-law as she approached her death, first in a hospital and then in … Continue reading

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Riders for Health Scavenger Hunt V

Riders for Health Scavenger Hunt V –   August 5th – 7th of 2016 We gathered at The Cove RV Park on Friday afternoon, and Saturday the “Street Team” rode up to Hurricane Ridge and back. If you have a motorcycle … Continue reading

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2016 California Motorcycle Trip – Part II

California Motorcycle Trip 2016 – Part II More problems with directions, and more great roads. Friday, July 22nd             Odometer:  2760 I spent most of the four days in Los Gatos doing very little. Idyllic sloth, if you will.  I wobbled … Continue reading

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2016 California Motorcycle Ride – Part I

My 2016 California Motorcycle Ride – Part I A broken helmet, a car break-in, and a murder = not your usual. Friday, July 15th                     Beginning Odometer read.  1590 miles I started with breakfast with friends, leaving Bothell at about 8:30am. … Continue reading

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A Ten Day Motorcycle Ride to California

6th and final (?) draft and last call! I’ll be departing from the Crystal Creek Cafe in Bothell after brekkie on July 15th.   Here is proposed route – and of course I reserve the right to make changes along the … Continue reading

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Gambler 500 Prep

The event (Google it) is still two weeks away, and preparations continue. Here are the crew coveralls Bill Hucks has put together. You will note there are more coveralls than can fit in one well-used Volvo station wagon.  That is … Continue reading

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How to Form a Breakfast Group

How to Form a Breakfast Group By far the smartest thing I’ve done since I retired a tad over two years ago is the formation of a small group that meets every Friday for breakfast. It has become the social … Continue reading

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