Category Archives: The Book

These are posts that may or may not be motorcycle related and which I would consider keeping for a book. These posts when ordered from newest to oldest, could be chapters of a book or a list of short stories which would compose a book. It could be seen as an ongoing project, a being written now, live book project. I do some minor edits and tweaks here and there. But it is almost done as it is, and with some help from an editor and it could take good shape. I would start it with the “why I ride” page and then order these posts starting from the oldest post until the most recent one. It is basically done until the next post to be included in the book project.

Disruptive Innovations and the Future of the Motorcycle Industry

Mobile phones rendered landline telephones obsolete. Smartphones are killing the digital consumer cameras which only a few years earlier rendered film cameras obsolete. Uber has disrupted the taxi cab industry. Youtube and Netflicks are disrupting cable TV faster than cable … Continue reading

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Why are motorcycle GPS devices so expensive? (and other mumblings about GPSes)

Have you ever wondered why GPS devices are so expensive when they are designed for motorcycles? Upfront I can already tell you, I don’t have an answer.  Anyway, let’s talk about it and about GPS devices in general and see … Continue reading

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The most badass rider there is

Have you ever wondered who is the rider taking the most risks out there? I was watching a John McGuiness interview the other day (Marc Potter), and he was describing that picture where he is shown to be side-ways at … Continue reading

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Riding the BMW R NineT, thinking about the BMW R NineT Scrambler

Take a look at this  motorcycle.  Doesn’t it look great in my garage? I like the boxer motor, the nice shape of the tank and the overall nice lines of a standard concept. But I prefer the Scrambler version of … Continue reading

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A Perfect Sunday. Well almost…

On any Sunday was a great film.  Steve McQueen, Mert Lawwill, and Malcolm Smith showed us several versions of great motorcycling Sundays.  Here I offer one humble interpretation of a perfect, to me, motorcycle Sunday. First, you need to have … Continue reading

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A chance encounter with Simon and Lisa

Do I need to tell you who Simon and Lisa Thomas are? If you are into adventure riding I bet you know them.  Maybe you know them from the many activities they do as part of their travels around the … Continue reading

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The Honda CB500X Adventure – Part 3: Building the bike

The purchase of this bike, the research about the adventure kit, the communication with Rally Raid Products team, sourcing or building the parts not included on the kit, getting a few odd tools here and there and getting the shop … Continue reading

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The Honda CB500X Adventure – Part 2: Setting up the shop and parts shopping

How many times I stared at this ad which is found on the last pages of American motorcycle magazines, where this Harbor Freight, made in China, Pittsburgh brand motorcycle lift is available for US$299.99. I never bought it until now … Continue reading

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The Honda CB500X Adventure – Part 1: Why this bike?

This last February I spent a good amount of time in my garage, building a CB500X into an adventure motorcycle.  I never minded the winter with its cold and rainy evenings, the build of this bike in my garage was … Continue reading

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V.I.P. for 15 minutes, a new (to me) motorcycle, and a logo

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

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