Monthly Archives: July 2015

Sturgis Stories

Some of the MMM folks were swapping Sturgis stories today. So, I plugged in a couple of my own. I don’t have much for Sturgis stories. Back in the mid-70’s, before the gangbangers took over (one year before, in fact), … Continue reading

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#119 Being Stupid Is Not the Same Thing as Having an Adventure

All Rights Reserved © 2012 Thomas W. Day “An adventure is only an inconvenience, rightly considered.” G. K. Chesterton “Adventures are what you have when you screw up.” Virgil Flowers (John Sanford, Shock Wave) On the way through Montana a … Continue reading

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Who Are These Guys?

I guess you could assume they are characters from Sons of Anarchy, based on their dopy biker stares and idiotic costumes. I’ve had more than a few of them in my so-called Experienced Rider Courses (appropriately if insultingly renamed the … Continue reading

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Day 2: Crossing the Great American Plains

Getting from Minnesota to New Mexico is a long, boring haul; at least by popular opinion. You either have to get through South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, or (dead last resort, Oklahoma and Texas). The Black Hills are an upside to … Continue reading

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We’re Getting’ Old

RiderCoach demographics is a lot like the information we get from the media about American motorcycling. Sitting in the classroom before this year’s PDW(Professional Development Workshop, in MSF confuse-speak) the conversations were about surgeries, complaints about kids expecting their inheritance … Continue reading

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Never Trust A Bike Review

Popular Mechanics’ Alexander George wrote one of the worst, most shallow reviews of a $25,000 motorcycle, Ducati’s Panigale, that I have ever read (10 Days on the World’s Angriest Street-Legal Motorcycle). He hit rock bottom on the last page with … Continue reading

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Bike Review: Honda NC700X

One of the side bonuses of my trip west with Scott Jarrett was a brief opportunity to ride his well-broken-in Honda NC700X. We swapped bikes for a brief period crossing northern Nebraska and that gave me the chance to play … Continue reading

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