Category Archives: FrankenMonster 695

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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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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The FrankenMonster Has a New Home

All good things come to an end. My time with the amazing bike that is the FrankenMonster has ended. She has found a new owner that will cherish her and keep her on the road for a little longer at … Continue reading

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The Year in Review: So Long 2016

While things in the bigger picture might not be that great, 2016 was pretty amazing as far as motorcycling goes. I had an amazing Spring Trip with my friends, a good time at the World Superbike races, a fantastic fall … Continue reading

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Ten Years Ago: My First Crash

Ten years ago on this day I had my first “real” motorcycle crash. I say first real crash because I had dropped the bike over a couple of times, once at almost 20mph by misjudging the road side surface, but … Continue reading

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Autumn Ride 2016: With Lots of Pictures

Getting away on a motorcycle is one of my most treasured activities. Some time on the road with no one but yourself to dictate your day and your pace. Solo riding is pretty amazing. I also really enjoy motorcycle camping, … Continue reading

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