Tag Archives: adventure riding

The Giant Loop Bags

If you build it, they will come.  And for motorcycle travel, if we install travel bags or cases on our motorcycle, we will fill all that space with gear, and then attach something more to it. More often than not, … Continue reading

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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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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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Stand by Me, the film (A trip to Brownsville, Oregon)

I had talked with Doug and Annie about a possible ride this Saturday, November 26.  I had checked the weather forecast several days before and this day kept coming up as the only dry day of the holiday or even … Continue reading

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It’s cold but it is not raining

This is it. It is Sunday and it is not raining, so it should be good enough for a ride. Let’s take the Tiger out for a stretch. The idea is just to ride in the area, a couple of … Continue reading

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Let’s check the fall colors out there

This time of the year I start count downs.  There is a count down for December 21st, the winter solstice, after when I will enjoy days getting longer. And the count down to Spring, and the return of sunny and … Continue reading

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The trip that did not happen

I organized a couple of days off from work to go to the Steens Mountain and meet a few friends there. To accomplish this task, that was the plan: on Saturday I would prep the bike and gear. And on … Continue reading

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McKenzie Pass

Making the McKenzie pass a riding destination is not a difficult decision to make. You will see what I mean by this when you see the videos I share on this report.  My dear riding friends called me for a … Continue reading

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