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A Quasi-Adventure with the Streetfighter 848

Adventure has been defined as “an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks”and it is commonly said that an adventure starts when things don’t go according to plan. Which includes situations when you purposefully deviate from your well designed, but … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Trip to the Ocean

Dry weather on the forecast for the weekend and I get a call from Doug on Thursday asking whether I wanted to go riding. Riley suggests we go back to the High Pass area. He reports the snow is gone … Continue reading

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High Pass, Snow, Low Pass

Finally I can report here the first ride of the year.  And what a ride it was, what a great way to start the new riding season! Before the weekend I had checked the weather forecast and those wise people … Continue reading

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The Riding Pace

This article I’m posting here was originally published in the June 1993 issue of Sport Rider. And again on the February 2009 issue of Sport Rider. It is a popular article, I came across this text on at least one … Continue reading

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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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