Category Archives: Motorcycles

Two Up on the Triumph Rocket 3

Two Up on the Triumph Rocket 3 I purchased my 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 in March, with no thought given to carrying a passenger.  At the time I had nobody in my life who would fill that role.  I was … Continue reading

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The Search for the Second Motorcycle

The Second Motorcycle Search Here’s the situation:  for several years I had the pleasure of owning two motorcycles.  It was a subtle joy to enter the garage each day and decide which one to ride, depending on the distance, type … Continue reading

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The Insidious Nature of Gear Creep

The Insidious Nature of Gear Creep Have you noticed how much “stuff” you carry with you each day?  Of course, we now have the moral and logical obligation to carry and wear mask to slow the spread of this awful … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing – Motorcycle Bagger Road Racing!

The Next Big Thing – Bagger Road Racing! Did you see the bagger motorcycle road race held at Laguna Seca a while ago?  What a hoot! This was for sure a “gimmick race” dreamed up by a bunch of aftermarket … Continue reading

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ABTOR for 2020

The ABTOR for 2020 In about 2002 I invented an event called the ABTOR.  This came about through requests from Cycle Barn customers (where I worked at the time), regarding the annual “Oyster Run.” The “Oyster Run” is held on … Continue reading

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The Triumph Rocket 3 at 5,000 miles

The Triumph Rocket 3 at 5,000 miles Actually 4,943 miles, but we’ll take the last 57 miles on faith. It has been deluging lately, with even more rain than the Seattle area is justifiably known for. Now retired, I tend … Continue reading

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reading pickup trucks on the road

Reading Pickup Trucks on the road Pickup trucks used to be simple. When I was first starting to drive cars or (better yet), ride motorcycles, if you were enjoying a sporting day on a winding back road and came upon … Continue reading

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Touring Southeastern Washington on the Triumph Rocket 3 GT

Triumph Rocket 3 GT touring – Southeastern Washington First of all, if you live anywhere in the Northwest United States, days two and three of this trip, and part of day 4, will be well worth your time, in any … Continue reading

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Elk River and Boggan’s Oasis Ride

July 10th-13th – 2020 – Return to Elk River and Boggan’s Oasis I realize that most of my friends will not be able to go on this ride due to work, other obligations, or virus concerns. BUT! If you live … Continue reading

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Touring the Rocket 3 GT with a Viking Bag

Setting Up the Rocket 3 GT for Touring Actually, you can tour on any motorcycle you own. It comes down to what you have and what accommodations you are willing to make.  I took a ride from Minneapolis to Seattle … Continue reading

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