Author Archives: toomuchexperience

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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One, Two, Three, or Four Fingers?

 All Rights Reserved © 2013 Thomas W. Day In the MSF program, instructors are infamous for requiring students to use their whole hand on either the throttle or the brake. Not just one, two, or three finger braking, but the … Continue reading

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#142 Dumb Laws for Stupid Products

All Rights Reserved © 2013 Thomas W. Day On my usual mid-week trip to the library, I got stopped by a Ramsey County Sheriff’s Deputy. As usual, he asked, “Do you know why I stopped you?” I did not. “You … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know What to Think

My first thought was, “What a pair of posers.” I’m still waiting for a second thought. However, here’s the press release and you can make up your own mind, then tell me what you think. My primary, cynical-self thinks this … Continue reading

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