Category Archives: Cars

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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Trains, planes, and automobiles – and motorcycles!

Trains, planes, and automobiles – and motorcycles No trains, actually, but I could not resist the title. There’s an annual “fly-in” of mostly vintage planes at a small airport behind Concrete Highschool on Highway 20.  I am not all that … Continue reading

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The Strange Journey to my new used car

First of all, I did not really need to trade in my Fiat 500 Sport. It’s a fine example of a 2012 model with 43,000 miles and no issues at all. It has been reliable, and always fun to drive. … Continue reading

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Enjoying a Double Automotive Fantasy

Enjoying a Double Automotive Fantasy ‘Tis a pity that the word “fantasy” has such a negative connotation for so many. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a fantasy, as long as you recognize it for what it is – … Continue reading

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Technology In Your Ride – Need vs. Want

How Much Technology Do You Need – Or Want – In Your Ride?Eons ago, when I first got entranced with cards and motorcycles, in about 1962, “technology” rarely surfaced in discussions of cars and motorcycles. After all, most motorcycles of … Continue reading

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Seattle Snow – Cause For Panic?

Why People in Seattle Lose Their Minds When It Snows   This is written especially for all of my friends back in Minnesota, land of my youth.  They must wonder what collective insanity seems to hit people in the Seattle megalopolis … Continue reading

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When Fiction Smacks Into Reality

When Fiction Smacks into Reality It has come to my attention that if you are reading this on a smart phone my entire website does not display.  Among other horrors, this prevents you from clicking on and ordering any or … Continue reading

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The Slow Death of Driver Involvement

The Slow Death of Driver Involvement Reader note: It has come to my attention that if you are reading this on a smart phone, my entire website does not display.  Among other horrors, this prevents you from clicking on and … Continue reading

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Risk vs. Reward: There but for the grace of Whomever…

Risk vs. Reward: There but for the grace of whomever… As a motorcyclist, do you feel you have “fast” days and “slow” days?  Sometimes you’re in a great mood and really into the road and the machine. You ride aggressively,focusing … Continue reading

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The Misunderstood Career of Danica Patrick

The Misunderstood Career of Danica Patrick Danica Patrick completed her racing career yesterday at the Indy 500, which she had announced earlier would be her last race.  Many before her have made the decision to retire and then changed their … Continue reading

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