Monthly Archives: July 2016

Riding to Get to Keep Riding

You probably got at least one thing right. You’d be pretty hard pressed to find a traffic situation where motorcycling is “safe” by any definition of the word (Webster’s uses “secure,” “protected”, “out of harm’s way,” “harmless” and such words … Continue reading

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You Gotta Love their Consistency

My wife and I have been off-and-on fans of the History Channel’s Vikings and the BBC’s The Last Kingdom. Unless you are historically and sociologically clueless, you can’t miss the resemblance between these relentlessly violent and brutal characters and biker … Continue reading

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Do You Suck?

All Rights Reserved © 2013 Thomas W. Day In his HBO special (“Fully Functional”) one of my favorite comedians, Australian Jim Jefferies, asked his audience to raise their hands if their kids were “stoopid.” Obviously no one raised their hands … Continue reading

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Book Review: More Proficient Motorcycling: Mastering the Ride 2nd Edition

If I’d have made it this far, this would have been a doubly fun book to review in life. I met David at the 2013 VBR3 in Duluth and got to speak with him, extensively, about motorcycling, motorcycle training, and … Continue reading

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Whose Safety Goes First?

A few weeks ago, on her way to church in River Falls my wife received a speeding ticket/random-tax-assessment on the fourteen mile unmarked section of speedtrap also known as US 63 between Red Wing, Minnesota and Ellsworth, Wisconsin. She was, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Modern Motorcycle Technology: How Every Part of Your Motorcycle Works

Modern Motorcycle Technology: How Every Part of Your Motorcycle Works by Massimo Clarke, 2010 All Rights Reserved © 2012 Thomas W. Day Massimo Clarke is an Italian version of Cycle World’s Kevin Cameron. Clarke has several motorcycle books to his … Continue reading

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This Is Awesome

The “lead” motorcyclist has no more business on a vehicle with a motor than does a squirrel. Neither of these two squids are half the rider the bicyclist is. None of that is surprising, though. Spend a Saturday in Red … Continue reading

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