Category Archives: Rants and Raves

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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In Defense of Donald Trump

In Defense of Donald Trump I know- what a strange title for an article from me.  But there is an explanation. Let me be clear about my opinion of Donald Trump.   The man is not only the worst President in … Continue reading

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The Slow Death of Driver Involvement

The Slow Death of Driver Involvement Reader note: It has come to my attention that if you are reading this on a smart phone, my entire website does not display.  Among other horrors, this prevents you from clicking on and … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Inappropriate Man – a Book Proposal

Confessions of an Inappropriate Man – A Book Proposa Reader note: It has come to my attention that if you are reading this on a smart phone, my entire website does not display.  Among other horrors, this prevents you from … Continue reading

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How Good People End Up With Trump

How Good People Get Sucked into The Trump Swamp When I was in 9th grade I made a new friend. He sat next to me in a very poorly taught science class, and he was a “bad boy.”  He hung … Continue reading

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The Dark Underside of #MeToo

The Dark Underside of #MeToo If you believe in women’s rights, as I do, and if you also believe that women can do anything they want to and should have full access to opportunities, then you also have to accept … Continue reading

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Another shot at gun control

Another shot at gun control I know, a terrible pun, but laughing is better than sobbing.  The best idea below is not mine,  but I do not remember where I read it.  In any case, since any mention of gun … Continue reading

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