Category Archives: crash data

#104 A Good Beginner’s Bike

All Rights Reserved © 2008 Thomas W. Day August 2022: Another old one that didn’t find its way into this blog. This is a 2008 Geezer column that was inspired by the zillionth time someone asked me about a “beginner’s … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Being Stupid

About a year into the pandemic, I was marveling at the anti-vaxers willingness to test their own immune systems often followed by their panicked attempts to jump to the head of the line in healthcare and even begging for a … Continue reading

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#76 Hearing Damage and Motorcycling

This was one of my personal favorites among the 20+ years of Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly essays I wrote between 1999 and 2017. I’m referring to it in my next Geezer rant and was disappointed to discover I hadn’t yet ported … Continue reading

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Assigning Blame, Taking Responsibility

A blast from my past called this weekend, wanting to talk about his summer’s misfortunes. We’ll call him “P” to protect his ego and our relationship. In early August (2019), P was sailing down a country two-lane, minding his own … Continue reading

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Stereotypes and Typical Behavior

A few weeks ago, on a warm Saturday, my hometown was infested with the usual collection of bozos on bikes. Traffic on Old Main Street was jammed up and loud as a 1950’s drag strip. Driving through that section of … Continue reading

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