Monthly Archives: September 2011

Challenging Roads

Sitting at the computer in the morning – upper back and neck muscles stiff and sore, bad right knee a tad tender, and low on adrenaline. This is terrific! Why? As a result of a great ride on winding back … Continue reading

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Mass Media Motorcycle Marketing

One of the more intriguing facets of my job is that I am often called upon to take on projects that are, in all likelihood,… an utter and complete waste of time. There is sound reasoning behind this. When a … Continue reading

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Engagement

‎40 years ago this evening I proposed to Susan on the dock at the Kirkland Marina as the sun set in the West. (I wanted all the help I could get, and the setting seemed romantic.) We’re pretty sure I … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Handling

Motorcycle Handling What is “good handling,” and why do I want it? After all, all vehicles have handling of one sort or another, and yet few authors seem to be able to pin down an agreed-upon definition of what would … Continue reading

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Evolution of the Police Bike

Evolution of the Police Bike The history of motorcycles used for police forces (referred to in the trade as “Authority Bikes”), is interesting. All manner of brands have been used over the years in various countries and for various reasons. … Continue reading

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Naming Vehicles

Naming Your Wheels Do you give names to your vehicles? As a more basic level, do your personify them as male or female? I am just sure there is a doctoral thesis in psychology waiting to provide the definitive answers … Continue reading

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A Fiat Of A Different Flavor

Fiat Of A Different Flavor Our new Fiat 500 Sport is back to the dealer today for the installation of the LoJack anti-theft system and a repair to a small scratch in the roof found at delivery. As a long-term … Continue reading

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Suspension of Disbelief and Politics

Suspension of Disbelief and Politics A long time ago, as I was working on my college minor in “Speech, Communication and Theater Arts” (a rather wordy description that allowed the University of Minnesota to patch together a group of courses … Continue reading

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