Category Archives: motorcycle

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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9000 Miles: Time to Change the Oil?

Well it’s been six months and 9000 miles of Hyperstrada ownership. It’s been fun so far, despite the fact that I pulled my usual “crash your new motorcycle” trick again. Everyone knows Ducati’s are maintenance intensive and sure enough after … Continue reading

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A Writing Space: A MotoCynic Space

I’ve been writing a blog for over ten years, and while I got serious about it three years ago, I’ve never really had an office or a writing “space”. At least not until now. In the beginning of the blog … Continue reading

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Spring Trip 2017: The Southern Half

If you ever want to know why I love living where I do it’s not just the mild weather, it’s because there are so many fantastic roads nearby. Which was a blessing when we were chased home by rain in … Continue reading

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Spring Trip 2017: The Northern Half

If there is one thing I learned on this trip is that it takes a lot longer to get places as a group of motorcyclists of four or more. I haven’t noticed any slow down when there are just three … Continue reading

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Spring Trip: Cut Short By Worst Enemy

Another Epic Spring Trip has come and gone. This one has been plagued from the start by the torrential amount of rain we’ve been getting in California this winter. Road conditions and closures forced me to change the routes constantly, … Continue reading

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