Category Archives: Motorcycles

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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The Thruxton Saga – the Bike That Almost Wasn’t

The Thruxton Saga – or how I got a second bike by surprise I purchased a new Triumph Bonneville T 120 in the spring of 2016. At the time I was also attracted to the 1200 Thruxton, but since I … Continue reading

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Planning A Motorcycle Ride in Cold Weather

Planning a Motorcycle Ride in Cold Weather Two words to keep in mind when planning a ride in cold weather.  “Discretion” and “Adjustment.” Let’s define our terms.  By “cold” I refer to temperatures at or just above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Holiday Gifts Across 50 Years

Motorcycle Holiday Gifts Across 50 Years I purchased my first motorcycle just over 50 years ago. I learned to ride the pristine blue and white 1965 Yamaha 250 one minute after the first owner handed me the key. After only … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Not Be a Curmudgeon

Do Not Be a Motorcycle Curmudgeon As we age we tend to become more rigid in our beliefs. Doesn’t matter if the subject is morality, politics, or even motorcycles. After a myriad of life experiences, we “know what is right,” … Continue reading

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Silly Things I / We / You (?) Do With Motorcycles

Silly Things I / We/ (You?) Do With Motorcycles The article I wrote on inexpensive or free accessories for your motorcycle ride got some excellent additions in response (see the comments section).  Perhaps this one will have the same happy … Continue reading

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