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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.

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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What I Did on Memorial Day

Memorial Day, a day to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice our troops have made for this country, or go to a family BBQ. Typically I work, I’m not one of those lucky people who have the day off. This past … Continue reading

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How I Rode 100,000 Miles on a Ducati Monster

Looking back it’s crazy. 100k on a naked motorcycle? Who does that and how? The who in this case is easy, I did it. The how is maybe a bit more complicated. It breaks down into two parts, how I … Continue reading

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More Spring Trip Pictures

I took a fair amount of pictures on the trip, I’m not sure these made it into other posts, but I’m too lazy to check. Here are some very late photos of the 2017 Spring Trip.

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