Monthly Archives: June 2016

50 Years of Evolution in Motorcycle Gear

50 Years of Motorcycle Gear I received my first piece of motorcycle gear for Christmas in 1966, and I’ve owned this or that for half a century now.  Gear has evolved immensely. My 1964 Christmas present Bell 500 helmet was … Continue reading

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Gambler 500 Prep

The event (Google it) is still two weeks away, and preparations continue. Here are the crew coveralls Bill Hucks has put together. You will note there are more coveralls than can fit in one well-used Volvo station wagon.  That is … Continue reading

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Deb Shiell and the Riders for Health Scavenger Hunt V

Deb Shiell and the Riders for Health Scavenger Hunt V Deb Shiell is an amazing person. I met her while working for Ride West BMW. She went on several rides and always brought an amazing attitude, a lot of laughs, … Continue reading

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The Litany of Social Media Comments by Gun Enthusiasts

The Litany of Social Media Comments by Gun Enthusiasts Here we go again. Another mass murder committed with a gun.  It took less than 24 hours before my Facebook feed began to heat up with comments from gun enthusiasts as … Continue reading

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Why You Want a Politician Who Changes Positions

Why You Want a Politician Who Changes Positions So many hues and cries these days about people running for office who hold different views on a particular hot-button topic than they did in the past.  The uproar is quite liberal, … Continue reading

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The Roots of Sexism

The Roots of Sexism Fun article on the front page of the “Seattle Times” today. They’ve corrected an article written in 1951, reporting on a woman who graduated from the University of Washington as the only female graduate in an … Continue reading

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The 2016 Triumph T 120 at 1,000 miles

The Triumph Bonneville T 120 at 1,000 miles I’ve had my Triumph for over a month now, and first impressions are hardening into permanent truths.  Here’s what I have learned. Overall:  Simply a brilliant design.  Triumph engineers were striving to … Continue reading

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