Category Archives: Rants and Raves

Triumph’s Steve McQueen Scrambler…ugh!

Fair warning!  What follows is a rant, but a well-reasoned one. …I hope. Triumph has announced a “Steve McQueen Special Edition Scrambler 1200X” and it is a management and marketing error of epic proportions.  Just when I thought Harley-Davidson had … Continue reading

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How to Con Yourself to Better Fitness

Hope to Con Yourself to Better Fitness We all want to be fit and healthy.  Unfortunately, the rigors of life often conspire to make that difficult, due to work and family and other factors leading to the constant search for … Continue reading

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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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Responding to Treason With Brains

Responding to Treason with Brains I do not know who’s in charge of today’s response to the invasion of our capital by Trumpist zealots, but I’d wager that he or she plays a lot of chess. Many are insisting that … Continue reading

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The Flat Learning Curve

The Flat Learning Curve Are you familiar with the concept of the learning curve?  It is an inexact measurement of how quickly a subject is accepted and internalized. If you sign up for a class you want to take, whether … Continue reading

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How to Save Harley-Davidson

How to Save Harley-Davidson Harley-Davidson is important to all motorcyclists.  Even if you’ve never owned one, or ridden one, or wanted to do either, H-D is still important.  As the owner of a competing dealership shared with me, the end … 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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Why I Do Not Race or Do Track Days

Why I Do Not Race or Do Track Days OK; this may sound like a petulant rant. So be it.  I saw something on Facebook this morning that got my leathers in a knot – a post that pretty much … Continue reading

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The Death of the American Motorcycle Magazine

The Death of the American Motorcycle Magazine What happened?  The motorcycle mags I’ve read for years are being erased like bugs wiped off your visor with a squeegee of questionable soapiness in a gas station.  At least the main ones … Continue reading

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Technology In Your Ride – Need vs. Want

How Much Technology Do You Need – Or Want – In Your Ride?Eons ago, when I first got entranced with cards and motorcycles, in about 1962, “technology” rarely surfaced in discussions of cars and motorcycles. After all, most motorcycles of … Continue reading

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