Monthly Archives: June 2011

Buying a Car Step 3.2

Buying a Car Step 3.2 Kia and Ford and Hyundai Oh My! The contenders list it keeps a-changing. Today’s alterations are: Fiat 500: Hanging on by a thread. Concerns over the newness of the dealer and distribution system mean various … Continue reading

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Buying a Car Step 3.0 Dealer Visit 1

Buying a Car Step 3.0 Dealer Visit 1 I have now reduced the candidate list to five. They are, in alphabetical order: Fiat 500 Ford Fiesta Ford Focus Honda CR-Z Kia Soul Having researched, read, pondered, and eliminated, the time … Continue reading

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How To Look Fast II

Here is a way to look like you are fast around Pacific Raceway. I was supporting an Advanced Street Skills class put on by Puget Sound Safety at Pacific Raceway.  I had the Ride West BMW van with beverages, energy … Continue reading

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How To Be Fast At Pacific Raceways

1. Find a good event, like a Mike Sullivan track day school 2. Take a very fast motorcycle, such as a 2011 BMW S 1000 RR 3. Loan your helmet cam to someone who is good. The result, as performed … Continue reading

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Setting Sail With The Navy

Setting Sail With The Navy The US Navy has been getting serious about motorcycle rider safety in the past couple of years, with mostly impressive results. I had the good fortune to be invited to go on a ride with … Continue reading

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American Road magazine Podcast

You can listen to my interview by American Road magazine by clicking on the “Trip Talks” button at http://americanroadmagazine.com/

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Buying Our Next Car: Step Two

Buying Our Next Car: Step Two Assisted by your comments, I’ve narrowed the field, added a couple of models, and made further forays into the jungle of terror that is dealership e-mails – with mixed results. Here is where we … Continue reading

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Buying Our Next Car: Step 1.1

Buying a Car – Step 1.1 Wow! What an experience! Yesterday I laid out the rough parameters of what I was looking for in a new or used car to replace our faithful 2000 Ford Focus. I invited comments from … Continue reading

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Buying Our Next Car: Step One

Buying Our Next Car: Step One What follows is the first installment of several, and I invite you to make this series as interactive as possible by sharing your thoughts, comments, and experiences as we journey together from interested shopper … Continue reading

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