Monthly Archives: May 2017

A Smart Helmet

The question is, would you wear a smart helmet? Another question might be would you buy one? But here’s an opportunity to go one step further and build your own: Protect Your Smarts, Build a Smart Motorcycle Helmet

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Not Art

All Rights Reserved © 2015 Thomas W. Day I don’t know if Andy and Aerostich created this sticker for me, but they should have if they didn’t. For most of my adult life, the word “art” has meant something different … Continue reading

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Losing Money on Every Unit?

This story is awfully familiar: “The Electric Car’s Same Old Problem.” The quote that sums up the whole problem is from Fiat Chrysler’s Sergio Marchionne, “I hope you don’t buy it because every time I sell one it costs me … Continue reading

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Crash Analysis

Take a look at this video and measure yourself and your take on this crash against the incident and the opinions expressed in the comments section. It’s probably more than a little obvious that I put more than a little … Continue reading

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Nicky Is Gone

And another really nice guy dies young. Nicky Hayden died from complications on May 22. He was struck by a car while riding a bicycle in Itally on May 17. Hayden has often been called the “nicest MotoGP rider that … Continue reading

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Outta My Cold, Dead Hands

The Geezer with a Grudge Columns (Originally published in Minnesota Motorcycling Monthly Magazine.)  All Rights Reserved © 2015 Thomas W. Day There is a punk gangbanger group on Facebook called the Yamaha WR250X and WR250R Public Group. I joined this … Continue reading

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Necessary Parts

Following up on my plan to regularly verify my semi-competence (see “Creating A Baseline”), I headed for the Red Wing MSF training range yesterday. I invited a friend, but he wasn’t interested in testing himself or his new V-Strom in … Continue reading

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