Monthly Archives: December 2016

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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Bikes I’ve Owned and Loved (a lot or a little): 1974 Suzuki RL250 Trials

The Suzuki RL250 was one of the few bikes I’ve owned that was a constant disappointment and a complete competitive disaster. The RL was an awful trialer, with little torque, a poor suspension, too much height, and poor reliability. It … Continue reading

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Catching Up

Sometime this year, I’m going to catch up with my own past. A few years back, I closed a website and moved all of my Geezer with a Grudge history to this blog, one article per week at a time. … Continue reading

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Is This Like the Others?

During the parade season, there is never a shortage of noise makers in Red Wing. However, as a motorcyclists’ location . . . not so much. I don’t know why that’s a fact, but it is. When I first moved … Continue reading

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Bikes I’ve Owned and Loved (a lot or a little): 1971 Kawasaki Bighorn 350

Learn more about this bike The Kawasaki Bighorn was my first real dirt bike. The link above tells you a lot about this history of this rotary-valved, 350cc two-stroke, 33-hp, 400+ lb. monster. It’s important to remember, however, that these … Continue reading

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Making A Dangerous Bed

All Rights Reserved © 2012 Thomas W. Day (First Published in Rider’s Digest #189, June 2015) Back in my Colorado days, I used to hang out with a trio of guys who had a variety of motorcycle skills. The leader … Continue reading

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Form over Function = Art

I take a fair amount of crap over my dislike for motorcycles with “personality” and intolerance for form over function (choppers and other non-functional toys). For starters, I’m not particularly visual: ask me what my favorite color is and the … Continue reading

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