Monthly Archives: January 2014

Aerostich Elkskin Gauntlet Roper Gloves

All Rights Reserved © 2013 Thomas W. Day This is what a  brand new, un-abused pair of Aerostich Elkskin Gauntlet Ropers looks like right out of the package. For 75,000 miles and almost 5 years, my Aerostich Competition Ropers have … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Review: 2012 BMW R1200GS

Adventure Touring’s Founding Father All Rights Reserved © 2012 Thomas W. Day I have no idea where this building was. I stumbled on it while wandering around the Minnesota River Valley. BMW was the first manufacturer to take the whole … Continue reading

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When Do You Fold?

As much to tweak the VW assholes in Albuquerque as anything, I’ve been running an ad to sell the damn RV for the last four weeks. I’ve had a couple of calls, but nobody serious. More than one Craig’s Lister … Continue reading

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Shade Tree Geniuses

The cause of the series of disasters that set us back 10,000 miles and two weeks in Albuquerque, was a piece of typical shade tree mechanical stupidity. VW installed the Engine Control Unit (ECU) circuitry just to the left and … Continue reading

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Homers

homer – a pigeon trained to return home, someone who shows blind loyalty to a team or organization, typically ignoring any shortcomings or faults they have. (baseball) to hit a home run, a blind Greek poet and storyteller, Homer Simpson … Continue reading

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Looping Lake Superior

NOTE: This was an article I wrote for Lake Superior Magazine. The published version was pretty dramatically different than the article I wrote, but I was in a lot of post-surgery pain and I’m pretty happy with the published version, … Continue reading

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Too Old for That

Cycle World just published an article titled “Ten New Motorcycles We’re Dying to Ride in 2014.” (Yeah, I know there are only 9 in the screen print at left.) After I scanned the article and found only one motorcycle of … Continue reading

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