Category Archives: New Rider

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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A Ride With Friends to Fort Ross

The Spring Ride is just around the corner, and just like last year I took the guys out on a ride to get them ready for putting some serious miles down in a day. However since I have a very … Continue reading

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Good Day on the Motorcycles

This past weekend I went for a ride for the first time with the new rider. Up until now I’ve spent most of the time sitting in a parking lot watching him ride in circles (big ovals and figure eights … Continue reading

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An Important Skill: Putting your foot down

Many things you do while riding a motorcycle become second nature after a while. One of the things that takes a while and that can still catch me out occasionally is stopping a motorcycle. I don’t mean the act of … Continue reading

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Brother is Back on Bike

I take some small pleasure knowing that during my forced break from motorcycling that at least my Brother is back on his motorcycle. He’s still a bit nervous which is to be expected, but the new engine is working well. … Continue reading

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Spring Trip 2016: First the Bad

I haven’t been writing enough lately. Life has been just not calm enough to find the time and I feel bad about this since I do want to share with everyone how the spring trip went. Over all it went … Continue reading

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Stuck on the Side of the Road: For Four Hours

My brother lived out one of my nightmares on Tuesday and I couldn’t think of a way to help him in time. Making it a nightmare of my own. The Suzuki SV650 went kerplunk. Looks like he threw a piston, … Continue reading

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