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Buy Low, Sell High?

Last winter, when some friends helped me wedge my WR through the garage door into the basement shop, I had high hopes for this spring. In January, I wrote “For the first time since I left California in 1991, I … Continue reading

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A Motorcyclist Looks at Motorcycles

Red Wing, this time of year, has a lot of pirate traffic. It’s a small town on the Mississippi River with good restaurants and lots of bars, polite and light traffic, wide roads with remedial curves designed for truck traffic, … Continue reading

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Are Motorcycles History?

I was scanning my old employer’s website, notice that Century College’s Basic Rider Course schedule for 2019 includes fewer classes, in total, than I used to teach almost exclusively at that school in a single season: down from more than … Continue reading

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Taking It Lying Down

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Thomas W. Day One of the less sane things I wanted to do with my retirement spare time is bicycle. And by that, I mean do some serious distance. I have considered myself a bicyclist … Continue reading

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Show Stoppers

For the last month or so, my 71-year-old vision problems have multiplied into what appears to be a show stopper for what I had hoped might be my last years as a motorcyclist. Last year, about the same time, I … Continue reading

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Tell Me How Good You Thought My Riding Was

Ripped from a section of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Fit the First: FORD PREFECT:Well…if we’re lucky it’s just the Vogons come to throw us into space. ARTHUR DENT:And if we’re unlucky…? FORD PREFECT:If we’re unlucky the Captain might want … Continue reading

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Real Luxury

For most of my semi-adult life, I’ve been more than a little jealous of people who have a heated, comfortable workspace. Two years ago, I put considerable effort into installing a “real door” between our basement and our lower garage. … Continue reading

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