Category Archives: Motorcycles

Trading a Triumph Bonneville T 120 for a Rocket 3

Trading my Bonneville T 120 for a Rocket 3 GT On the face of it, trading in a beautiful 2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 for a new 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 GT does not seem to make much sense. It appears … Continue reading

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Choices in a pandemic; Ride or Not?

Choices in a Pandemic:  Ride or Not? It should be noted that hidden in the word “pandemic” is the word “panic.”  We all make choices about all sorts of things, and panic is not a useful baseline stance for making … Continue reading

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Make It Happen

Make It Happen! This is a scary time, and things are likely to get worse before they get better.  You’re probably dealing with a myriad of problems: self-isolation, kids home from school, fear of contagion, loss of your job for … Continue reading

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Why Your Favorite Motorcycle Brand Was Not at the Show

Why Your Motorcycle Brand Was Not at the Show As the motorcycle show and Expo season winds down, I read many comments from enthusiasts that were dismayed or appalled or extremely angry that their favorite manufacturer chose not to attend … Continue reading

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Potential motorcycle adventures for summer 2020

Three Potential Summer Trips 2020: East to Tour the Olympic Peninsula – 4 days  (June 12-14) Friday 7am Brekkie and then leave at 8:15am I-405 to I-5 to Smokey Point Rest stop            30 miles I-5 to 530 to Arlington to … Continue reading

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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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