Category Archives: Motorcycles

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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The Crash That Wasn’t

The Crash That Wasn’t Since this essay deals with motorcycle safety, I should begin with some background for those who are not frequent perusers of my musings.  I’ve been riding motorcycles for 51 years.  After three decades of enthusiasm, including … 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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2016 Triumph 1200 Thruxton for sale!

My brother in law was intended to be the half-owner of my 2016 Triumph 1200 Thruxton.  After it was all put together with the addition of the R model rear shocks and the Triumph flyscreen he wanted,  I paid for … Continue reading

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Distracted Rider Awareness Month

Distracted Ride Awareness Month April is national distracted driver awareness month, which you’d know if you didn’t spend so much time on your phone…  Anyway, let us counter steer away from that to think for a bit about – distracted … Continue reading

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How to Be Comfortable on Your Motorcycle

How to Be Comfortable on Your Motorcycle I’ve seen a lot of discussions lately about the pros and cons of changing out the stock seat on a motorcycle and replacing it with an aftermarket item.  One thing missing in these … Continue reading

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Motorcycles and Hot Rods in Canada in late June

Motorcycles and Canadian Hot Rods in Late June – a 4 day adventure. This will be a lovely ride starting Friday, June 22nd, and ending on Monday, June 25th.  You might note that the distances are pretty reasonable for a … Continue reading

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The Retro Mod Motorcyclist

The Retro Mod Motorcyclist This essay takes several disparate jumps, so those looking for smooth segues between paragraphs will be disappointed. However, it will all come together at the end. I think. I’m a motorcycle enthusiast, but also a car … Continue reading

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Triumph Bonneville vs. Triumph Thruxton

Bonneville vs. Thruxton If you read the last post, you know that I recently became the owner of a 2016 Triumph Thruxton that now cozies up to the 2016 Triumph T120 Bonneville in my garage.  It was a strange series … Continue reading

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