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.

If I had to have only one motorcycle, what would it be? (reflections on a trip to the coast)

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

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Going to the middle of nowhere! (A Motorcycle to have a beer with!)

I know, sentences should not end with prepositions. Would you prefer if it read “a motorcycle with whom to have a beer?” No, right?  And second, I know motorcycles are inane objects, and hence have no “soul” and no capacity … Continue reading

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A Perfect Motorcycling Sunday (The 2017 Oregon Vintage Motorcyclists Corvallis Show and Swap Meet)

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

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Forget about motorcycles!

Forget about motorcycles, let’s do something else for mechanical entertainment. It is not an April fool’s joke, neither a permanent decision.  It reflects, however, the need to get my lawn mower ready for the grass growing season. And why not … Continue reading

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Death Valley 2017 Edition, Part 1

I would guess everyone has a short list of places they like to visit multiple times.  The Death Valley is one of these places for me.  Geographically speaking it is large enough for me to experience new places every time … Continue reading

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The count down to Spring has started!

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

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Yamaha T7: An ideal adventure/rally machine one step closer to reality!

Are you ready for this? Exactly two years ago, at EICMA 2014, Honda delivered a concept motorcycle, the much rumored and anticipated Africa Twin.  To many it was the answer for what they always wanted.  To others, myself included, it … Continue reading

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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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