Category Archives: Equipment

The Re-Evolution of the Standard Motorcycle

The Re-evolution of the Standard Motorcycle (Caveat emptor:  I may have taken some liberties with history and facts on the way to a point. I presume my faithful readers will supply corrections and additions as needed.)   To take an explanatory … Continue reading

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The 200 Mile Triumph Touring Warm-Up

The 200 Mile Triumph Touring Warm-Up I have the hard won advantage of being able to take a few week-long rides in summer and fall. Retirement will do that for you.  In my 50th year of motorcycling, I’ve noticed that … Continue reading

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The Stupid Price Triumph, and Other Failed Dreams

The Stupid Price Triumph, and Other Failed Dreams I rode in to Triumph of Seattle today to have the “fly screen” installed on my Triumph T 120. It’s always a fun experience for me because I used to work for … Continue reading

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The First Motorcycle Ride of the Year

That First Ride of the Year Let us pause for a moment to consider those who ride motorcycles all twelve months of the year. I think they can be grouped into four classes.   The largest group consists of those who … Continue reading

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Purchasing a new 2017 SUV – Part Two

Purchasing  a New 2017 SUV – Part Two Moving on from Part One (see earlier post), at the end of the day it came down to two candidates – the Kia Sportage and the VW Tiguan. We’d been considering the … Continue reading

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Purchasing a Small 2017 SUV – Part I

Purchasing a Small 2017 SUV – Part I I’m probably one of the very few people who enjoy the process of purchasing a new car. Not that I have a lot of practice. We purchased our first new car in … Continue reading

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How Physical Therapy Resembles Top Fuel Drag Racing

Physical Therapy and Top Fuel Drag Racing… …have much in common.  That has probably never occurred to you, so let me explain. The past few months have been a physical adventure for me. Various and increasing ills sent me to … Continue reading

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50 Years of Evolution in Motorcycle Gear

50 Years of Motorcycle Gear I received my first piece of motorcycle gear for Christmas in 1966, and I’ve owned this or that for half a century now.  Gear has evolved immensely. My 1964 Christmas present Bell 500 helmet was … Continue reading

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The Day You Are “That Guy”

The Day You Are “That Guy” In any group adventure activity, there always seems to be “that guy,” the person who has a mechanical or equipment issue. One of the aspects of motorcycling that I most enjoy is everyone falls … Continue reading

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Mechanical Woes and Attitudes

Mechanical Woes and the Attitudes They Can Create Have you ever noticed that when things break in your personal “fleet,” they do so in multiples?  This summer has seen a seemingly endless string of mechanical woes to steeds and gear … Continue reading

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