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Today, September 17th, as I’m finalizing this post, it is raining outside. This is the first real rainfall since June, marking the end of summer in the south Willamette valley. This post describes a motorcycle ride I’ve taken back in … Continue reading
I’ve been researching and writing about motorcycles for years and I’m still a newbie when it comes to general motorcycle knowledge and history. Last weekend was perfect to remind me of how much I don’t know about motorcycles when I … Continue reading
Nothing like an unusually set of cold weeks here in west-central Oregon for me to officially start the count down for Spring . March 20 is when it will happen in 2017. As of today 62 days separate us from … Continue reading
Frequent travel for work, then holiday vacation, and the Pacific Northwest winter weather all conspired to keep me away from my motorcycle shed in the last few months. I like traveling and I like flying, so I will not complain … Continue reading
After 18 years in Ohio, in November of 2005 I moved to Oregon. In the several months before my move to the west coast I lurked on adventure rider websites, followed riding stories and dreamed about ending my 18-year riding … Continue reading
In the last several months I attended work related meetings in Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Portland. In all of them I made use of their public transportation system. Using those systems was convenient to me in terms of … Continue reading
We’re not out of the woods yet, I know, but it is March and Spring’s official start is just around the corner. Around here the last few winters have been dryer and colder than usual, summers warmer, fall rains starting … Continue reading
I haven’t driven a car to work since April of this year. Since then, rain or shine, I’ve been between two options for commuting to work: walk to downtown and take the free-of-charge rapid transit bus to the University; or ride … Continue reading
On July 6th, Asiana Flight 214, a Boeing 777 traveling from Seoul to San Francisco crashed when landing in San Francisco. On July 10th I boarded a Boeing 777 from San Francisco to Honolulu, on my way to the Marshall … Continue reading