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Get Lost!

Jul 04, 2017 View Comments by

Sometimes the best road is the one yet to be discovered, the wrong turn, or the road with the most interesting name. All these have in common is that we didn’t “plan” on going there. These can be the unlined roads; no white or yellow lines, the ones not on your map, or roads the […]

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Back in the Saddle—Again

May 23, 2016 View Comments by

As you may or may not know, I have been “off my feet” for quite awhile. Well, the worst of that stuff (God willing) is behind me. If you follow my blogging you will also know that I sold my Honda VTX1300 last year. Now, that would make you think that I would then be […]

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The Great Van Menace

Feb 19, 2016 View Comments by

They’re out “there,” oh yes they are! Roaming the great gray asphalt jungle, just waiting to pounce on us, drive us into the toolies, cut us off, and fill our rear view mirror with their hideous plastic toothless sneers, all the while hiding their true intentions behind a dull gray metal-flake paint job! They? Why, […]

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Ego Driven

Mar 03, 2015 No Comments

Why do some people spend their last dime on something they simply can’t afford? Their roof may be leaking and their kids in need of braces yet they will go out and drop/ borrow $25,000-$35,000 on a motorcycle, ”classic” car, or overly optioned truck. It’s sadly not because they “need it,” they are not going […]

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My Summer of ’29

Feb 24, 2015 No Comments

I am going to take a page out of my autobiography, which I can now laugh at—but at the time, it was certainly not funny. When I was doing much of Harley-Davidson’s graphic design work, I got to meet a lot of interesting motorcycle nuts like myself. One of them was John Rank. John’s dad […]

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So, Your Baby Wants to Ride

Nov 27, 2014 No Comments

Your “baby” is your son or daughter of 16-plus years of age—who will of course, be your “baby” forever. You feel very protective of them, and that’s natural. Unfortunately, you know too much about riding, and all the bad drivers out there just waiting to ruin their day. In your mind’s eye they are still […]

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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

Oct 21, 2014 No Comments

I would like to lecture my youngest son, but I can’t. Two years ago he convinced my wife that he needed a new Honda Ruckus, as this would save him (her) money on gas consumption. No matter that it would cost her (yes, I said her) money to buy it—he just had to have it. […]

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Pot Holes, Sink Holes, and Buckled Roads

Aug 26, 2014 No Comments

Not a year goes by that we don’t have to put up with these conditions, but this year it has been much worse than usual. The winter has been brutal to our roadways with the thaw and freeze pattern taking much of the blame. This year in the Midwest we had frost down to 14 […]

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I Sold My Bike

Aug 19, 2014 No Comments

After all my advice in a previous blog “So, You Want To Sell Your Bike?,” I ended up having to wholesale mine to a dealer. Lost some money, but I was able to get the bank off my back with a few bucks to spare. There were no “separation issues”; I was glad to see […]

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I Dislike Winter

Feb 12, 2014 No Comments

I am sorry. I tried to get through this season without my yearly rant against Mother Nature, but this year “mother” has been downright mean! Throughout this country we have been in a snowy deep freeze. If it isn’t snow, and 30 degree below zero weather, it’s ice, wind, sleet, and power outages—sometimes all in […]

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That Sixth Sense

Jan 22, 2014 No Comments

Since the start of winter and my recovery (which, by the way, is going fine) I have found myself in the unfamiliar position of passenger, while my wife drives. What I have noticed is that either I have become the world’s worst back seat driver, or I have developed a sixth sense. Logically, I assume […]

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So, You Want To Sell Your Bike?

Jan 08, 2014 No Comments

We know where we want to finish, with the bike sold and money in our pocket, or maybe the bank. One word: Advertise! At no time in memory has it been easier to do so, with the computer we can run off our own color flyers to post in every Laundromat, motorcycle garage, coffee shop, […]

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Motorcycle Riding: What the Doctor Said

Nov 28, 2013 No Comments

“No…not this year for sure.” It was already October here in Wisconsin, cold and wet, so no great loss. I would be tucking away the bike for its long winter nap soon anyway. But what about next spring? “That’s up to you,” he said, “things like balance and strength have to return to normal.” Can […]

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Summer Vacation

Oct 27, 2013 No Comments

This is the letter I sent to my friends and family to explain the summer of my “disappearance.” It took a long time (with tremors) to write this, and I was not sure if I should share it with you at all. But, you’re all friends… right? After all, it’s not just about motorcycles. It’s […]

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Motorcycle or Convertible?

Jun 14, 2013 No Comments

Really? Yes, really. The first time I heard this comment I thought it was just a fluke, an odd thought. But then it kept coming … more “riders” thinking of trading their two wheels for four. In fairness, these were mostly older riders; those for whom two-wheeling was no longer comfortable or even safe. In […]

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