Category Archives: economics

#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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Being Stereotyped

Originally Published April 3, 2013 One of the downsides of being a motorcyclist is that when people find out that I ride a motorcycle they immediately start stereotyping me. My 12 year relationship with Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly started out when … Continue reading

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Getting Parked and My Opinion

February 2022: Man, talk about digging up the past! I wrote this essay after writing an essay, twice, about the subject of motorcycles and urban parking. Andy has been a good friend for longer than he has known me, having … Continue reading

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#1 What Are We Riding For? (The original, from whence The Geezer came from ;-) October 1999

February 2022: Now we’re really in the Wayback Machine to 1999, the very first Geezer with A Grudge column (before it was called that) in the original Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly Magazine. I wrote this first essay on a dare from … Continue reading

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Where Is This All Going?

If there is an upside to the apparent end of my motorcycle life, it might be that I sold the two motorcycles while there was still a market for them. I sold my “big bike,” my 2004 Suzuki V-Strom last … Continue reading

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Spam Magnet

I admit, I don’t know what the purpose of spam attached to blog comments could be. Call me “stupid,” I’m used to it, but one rant I’ve written rises above all others as a spam magnet, “Start Seeing Corners and … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Bingo

Here’s the card, in case you want to play. Some of these statements are really interesting; to me. The “Have more than 200,000 lifetime miles” question, for example. Several times in the last 20 years I’ve tried to add up … 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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The End of . . . ?

With this sudden and unexpected (by the subscribers I know) announcement, Motorcycle Consumer News produced it’s last issue in January of 2020. MCN has been around in its reader-sponsored format since 1982, So, 38 years of hard-hitting, unbiased reporting on … Continue reading

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