Monthly Archives: October 2011

Riding With Your Son or Daughter

This article ran in the Ride West BMW customer e-zine last month, and I thought it was pretty powerful and should be repeated here. The Motorcycle Chats with GM Dave Swezey.  This month – father and son motorcycle trips. DP: … Continue reading

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Chasing Your Own High Performance Tail

Chasing Your Own Tail with High Performance This week’s epiphany. I have been wrong for at least fifteen years. So have you. Enthusiasts are interested in performance, and if some performance is good, more would be better, leading us with … Continue reading

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Death in Motorsports

Death in Motorsports I’ve been following pretty much all forms of motor sport since I learned to read. In other words…a long time. Early exposure to Road and Track and other magazines, the novels of Henry Gregor Felsen (remember those?), … Continue reading

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Making A Mistake

Making a Mistake   (and getting away with it) I take a lot of teasing at work from folks who think I have the best job in the world, or the most fun job, or both. To some extent they are … Continue reading

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Defining a Fine Motorcycle Road

The Finest Motorcycle Road Speaking in absolutely glittering generalities (the very best way to make a point you do not want rebutted) motorcyclists and car people approach trips differently. Car people want to journey to a fascinating destination, while motorcyclists … Continue reading

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Best Mexican Food in Portland – and more

Best Mexican Food in Portland – and more. We were in Portland Sunday – up at 2am to drive down in the Fiat, there to root for Will in the Portland Marathon. He finished in a laudable 4:01:02, his best … Continue reading

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Why Ride A Motorcycle?

Ahead of the Curve Motorcycles make sense. In a car you use two senses – sight and hearing. On a motorcycle you chase the other three – some would argue four. You feel the air, smell and taste the atmosphere, … Continue reading

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Poetry of Motion

I discovered this poem when I started teaching at the age of 22. It was in a book of poetry called, if I recall, Gift of a Watermelon Pickle which sold absurdly well for a collection of poetry. This particular poem … Continue reading

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