Author Archives: MotoCynic

About MotoCynic

I started riding motorcycles in 2006, and there is no going back. I've ridden more than 100,000 miles, most of it on a Ducati Monster, and despite setbacks and murderous BMW's I'm loving every mile.

Bonus Good Deed for the Week

Strangely enough my week continued to be interesting. While walking to get coffee (chai tea) I came across two motorcyclists looking at the bottom of a 2016 Triumph Street Twin with a small puddle of oil underneath it. I had … Continue reading

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My Good Deed of the Week

While walking to my office talking on the phone to my wife I heard a crunch from behind me. It sounded a bit odd, but when I glanced behind me I didn’t see anything weird, so I continued on my … Continue reading

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I’m Still Riding: Just Not Writing

I don’t know where the time has gone, but it has been nearly a month since I’ve posted a blog. Too long. I’ve been doing lots of other things and maybe I’ll post up about them if you want, but … Continue reading

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Time for a New Roadcrafter

I got my aerostich early 2008, since then I’ve ridden easily over 100,000 miles in it. I have other gear, I almost never wear it. The Roadcrafter is just too easy to wear and is generally more comfortable than other … Continue reading

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Tire Life on the Hyperstrada

I March I put new tires on the Hyperstrada. I chose to go with the Bridgestone BT-023’s that I’ve use in the past on the Monster. I hope the life that I got out of them isn’t going to be … Continue reading

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Ride to Work Day

Ride to Work Day is next Monday. For some of us it’s also tomorrow, next Tuesday and every other day.  Last year I made the effort to do something special and took the long way to work. It was also … Continue reading

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How to Kill a Cell Phone

I’m constantly wrecking my nice things in an effort to hopefully save my readers from doing the same. A few months ago it was my new motorcycle, this time it’s my cell phone. While it really isn’t news that water … Continue reading

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