Category Archives: Motorcycles

Calculating the Cost of a Motorcycle (or anything else)

What is the Actual Cost of a Motorcycle (or anything else)? After receiving hundreds of responses from all over the world to my essay on coping with your motorcycle dealer (thank you), almost all of them positive (thank you!), I … Continue reading

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How to Cope with Your Motorcycle Dealer

How to Cope with Your Motorcycle Dealer Twenty years ago, it was common for people to refer to motorcycle “stealerships” (so clever), and gloat about how they purchased products for less on the Internet. Many people felt they were smart … Continue reading

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Harley-Davidson’s problems, and how to fix them. 2019 Version

Harley’s problems, and how to fix them. (2019 version) Not the first essay on this topic, for sure, and a frequent subject flogged by many for the past twenty years or so.  But now, with the promised release in late … Continue reading

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Ride to Carbonado Saturday!

Carbonado Ride –  October 26th, 2019 10am at the I-405 and 160th Park ‘N Ride SOUTH on I-405 to I-90 EAST on I-90 well past Issaquah Right – SOUTH on Highway 18 over Tiger Mountain. LEFT at Issaquah –Hobart Road … Continue reading

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The Best 4 Day Motorcycle Ride. Ever

The Best 4 Day Motorcycle Ride in Northwest America A strong claim, so I’d best offer some credentials. I’ve been a motorcyclist since 1967. In that time, I’ve covered several hundred thousand miles. Many of them have been commuting to … Continue reading

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My Life As a Paid Escort – On a Motorcycle

The Triumph Bonneville as Escort Bike A month ago, I received a text from my friend Doug, looking for motorcycle escorts for an upcoming two-day charity bike ride.  From Cle Elum to Leavenworth over Blewitt Pass on Saturday, and back … Continue reading

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Why I Prefer Lesser Motels

Why I Prefer Lesser Motels Not because I am cheap…entirely. I do not want, need, or will have use for a golf course or two, indoor an/or outdoor pool, sauna, restaurant, casino, bar, spa, tennis courts, hiking and tour opportunities, … Continue reading

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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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The Death of the American Motorcycle Magazine

The Death of the American Motorcycle Magazine What happened?  The motorcycle mags I’ve read for years are being erased like bugs wiped off your visor with a squeegee of questionable soapiness in a gas station.  At least the main ones … 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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