Monthly Archives: January 2016

Unnecessary Evil?

All Rights Reserved © 2012 Thomas W. Day In a recent long, sometimes emotional, occasionally irrational discussion about the superiority/inferiority of belts, drive shafts, and chains, the comments from a few of the MMM regulars illustrated how much we humans … Continue reading

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Toxic Shock Cure

Thirty years ago, I was a smart-assed, upper-management young man with an attitude and with no clue who I was or who I’d become. Purely by chance, “opportunity,” and bad luck, I’d ended up in a job with a few … Continue reading

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Dual Purpose Commuting

All Rights Reserved © 2013 Thomas W. Day Over a ten year period, I owned four different motorcycles while I lived in southern California: a 1979 Honda CX500, a 1982 Yamaha XTZ550 Vision, a 1986 Kawasaki KLR600, and a 1986 … Continue reading

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Suddenly, He Gets It

All Rights Reserved © 2013 Thomas W. Day Since I started this column, I’ve asked a variety of questions about old guys and old bikes and bike collections. I wasn’t being a hardass about this. I really didn’t get it. … Continue reading

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The How, Why, Where, and What I Ride Survey

All Rights Reserved © 2016 Thomas W. Day Way back in 2011, I stuck a survey up on Survey Monkey and asked my readers to take part in the silliness. I should be the last guy on the planet to … Continue reading

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Crash Report (aka Gear Works)

There has been a lot of mindless yip-yap on the internet and in the media about motorcycles and crashes and gear. My personal patience for listening to morons jabber about how helmets don’t work and that gear is a pointless … Continue reading

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Where’s Ducati Now?

Amid the speculation about whether VW will survive Diesel Gate’s 500,000 to 11,000,000 (You read that number right. 11,000,000 vehicles and at least $9B!) firmware-hacked vehicles has been a little guesswork about which of the company’s many funky brands will … Continue reading

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