Monthly Archives: December 2015

Book Review – Zen and Now

Zen and Now: On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Mark Richardson, 2008 All Rights Reserved © 2014 Thomas W. Day There are a lot of books with Minnesota for scenery and there are … Continue reading

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My Motorcycles: Suzuki V-Strom 650

Me and Wee All Rights Reserved © 2007 Thomas W. Day The concise, well-edited, more politically correct version of this article can be found at the Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly website: http://www.mnmotorcycle.com/mmm/pages/2007/96/review96.htm Sport bikes, including the “standard” SV650, are for kids … Continue reading

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VW, Not A Motorcycle Company

Two years ago, I was just recovering from the misery of owning a VW-based Winnebago Class C RV. Needless to say, I was pretty disgusted with Volkswagen. It’s sort of reassuring and heartening to see that the rest of the … Continue reading

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Before I Forget

In between all of the stuff there is to be pissed off about, I need to remember to wish all of my friends and readers a terrific holiday season. Remember, there are a whole bunch of holidays celebrated this month … Continue reading

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Who’s #1 in People-per-Motorycle and Why?

The Motley Fool, of all places, recently published a sorted list of motorcycle ownership, by state (from a 2011 DOT report). Hillariously, South Dakota is #1 with 12 people per bike. I say hillariously because having ridden through that state … Continue reading

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My Motorcycles: Pure Polaris Electric Scooter

And Now for Something Really Different An absolutely valid rap “against” the bikes I usually ride is that nobody ever looks at my ride and I rarely hear “wow! what a cool looking bike.”  If that bothered me, the Pure … Continue reading

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A Strapless Helmet

This looks like a brilliant idea. Of course, US riders are already worried about how they’ll get their Bluetooth phones to work in it. It’s a good thing that most of reproduction is autonomic, otherwise most humans would be too … Continue reading

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My Motorcycles: 1999 Suzuki SV650

Learn more about this bike The SV and I have had a recent and occasionally scary life together. My first experience on the bike practically exposed me to the entire assortment of nasty Midwestern weather. I picked the bike up, … Continue reading

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Crazy Coincidence?

This one is probably gonna hurt. Call me a “bleedin’ heart liberal,” but most of the “news” I can stomach comes through the Comedy Central filter. The ONLY way I can stomach bullshit from Fox is in quick segments punctuated … Continue reading

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My Motorcycles: 1989 Honda VTR250

I bought this bike in the spring of 1999, after I’d decided against popping $6k for a new Suzuki SV650. I can only say good things about the VTR. It constantly amazes me that Americans don’t consider small bikes like … Continue reading

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