Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Yamaha Super Ténéré is in Eugene

I stopped by the local Yamaha dealer to buy a new shield for one of my helmets and there it was: The 2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré XT1200Z.  This bike was launched as a 2011 model in Europe during the fall … Continue reading

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Happy New Year (it is all about the Solstice)!

December 22nd, at 5:30am, was when we should had celebrated the 2012 New Year.  It is the time when we have the shortest day, from the Northern Hemisphere perspective on Earth we are tilted the farthest away from the sun, … Continue reading

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Che Guevara and the Norton Motorcycle

You heard (read) it here first! I’m going to show you how the Norton motorcycle was not only a means of transportation for the beginning of Guevara’s journey, but that it can be rationalized as a quasi-protagonist to the story, … Continue reading

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“On Any Sunday:” Time to see it again!

If you like motorcycles and you haven’t seen the film “On Any Sunday,” or you haven’t seen it in a while, now would be a good time to see it again.  I picked up the January 2012 issue of Cycle … Continue reading

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Mapleton for a Bowl of Soup

It has been cold around here, but it has been unusually dry as well. Ken suggested we rode to the coast.  Emails started circulating, the number of guys interested in going for a ride rose to about six. Some ten … Continue reading

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