Category Archives: Motorcycles

The Motorcycle Market for 2019

The Motorcycle Market for 2019 Reader note #1: 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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Building a Motorcycle Dealership Community

Building a Motorcycle Dealership Community Reader note #1: 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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Two Minor Motorcycle Safety Concepts

Two Minor Motorcycle Safety Concepts Anyone interested in operating a motorcycle safely is certainly spoiled for choice. In most areas across the world there are now a plethora of available courses to take, in the classroom, on a controlled course, … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Safety – Luck versus Everything Else

Motorcycle Safety – Luck versus Everything Else  An interesting response to the last essay came over the Facebook transom.  The author, (I think – it was not all that clear) felt that motorcycle safety was a matter of luck.  He … Continue reading

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Why Motorcycles are Safe

Why Motorcycles are Safe Short version: because everything is relative. I came of age in the 1960’s, which was, for those of you too young to be there (most of you), a time of tremendous social, political and philosophical upheaval … Continue reading

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Touring on a Bonneville in Oregon Heat

A Triumph Bonneville In the Heat of Oregon I’ve become a real fan of the four-day motorcycle trip. The logic of it goes like this: most of my friends are, unlike me, not retired. A four-day journey that begins on … Continue reading

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Harley-Davidson’s Self-Inflicted Wounds

Harley-Davidson’s Self-Inflicted Wounds Well, they certainly can’t say they were not warned. Ardent motorcyclists have been worried about the future of Harley-Davidson since about 1998 or so and have been talking and writing about it in magazines and blogs and … Continue reading

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Motorcycles Looking for Ghosts Backwards 2018

Here is the final version Motorcycles Looking for Ghosts Backwards            2018 Pat Cordell, Donna Gaross, Rick Panneman, Brian Hardy, me Day #1 to Sisters.  7am Brekkie  8:30am start   Friday,  August 10th I-405 and then I-5 to Portland to I 205                                  … Continue reading

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The Triumph Tour of Gentlemen

 The Triumph Tour of Gentlemen Can you tour on a Triumph Bonneville T 120? Of course you can. You can “tour” on any motorcycle capable of maintaining safe highway speeds – which in some areas approaches 80 mph.   The question … Continue reading

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Curiosity Did Not Kill the Cat

Curiosity Did Not Kill the Cat This is the sequel to the essay I posted yesterday called “The Crash That Wasn’t.” Ever since I’d gotten home from that incident it had bothered me.  A lot. I’ve ridden this road for … Continue reading

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