Category Archives: Riding

Winter Solstice: I’m riding my motorcycle in the cold

Every year, with out fail since I started riding I’ve celebrated the Winter Solstice. Not because I’m especially in touch with nature, or any old primal religion, but because from here on out the days will start getting longer, and … Continue reading

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Last Ride Before the (Blueberry of) Doom Arrives

My little girl will be joining us soon, October 4th is the ETA, but we all know that is just a date that means very little, since it could come anytime now. Knowing this I planned one last ride on … 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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Three Riding Modes on the Ducati Hyperstrada

The Hyperstrada is a modern motorcycle. Digital Dash, Ride by Wire, ABS brakes, Traction control and a Choice of Engine Maps are all part of your average motorcycle these days. All of which I’m reasonably happy with. I’ve spoken at … Continue reading

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Inflammatory Headlines

I don’t even know where to start. I am beyond upset with this publication for using an anti-motorcycling headline. Instead of drawing attention to the things that actually were most likely the cause of death they instead use Lane Splitting … Continue reading

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Brotherhood of Motorcyclists?

A few weeks ago I was side swiped by a reckless rider. He was riding in the shoulder or lane splitting at such high speeds that I didn’t see him when I checked my mirrors a few seconds before we … Continue reading

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