Category Archives: geezer with a grudge

It’s Big or Nothing

All Rights Reserved © 2012 Thomas W. Day My two days on the Yamaha Super Ténéré were eye-opening. There is an incredible amount of technology in that bike, just like the list of technology inside Yamaha’s R1/R6/FZ1/FZ6 bikes or Honda’s … Continue reading

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#119 Being Stupid Is Not the Same Thing as Having an Adventure

All Rights Reserved © 2012 Thomas W. Day “An adventure is only an inconvenience, rightly considered.” G. K. Chesterton “Adventures are what you have when you screw up.” Virgil Flowers (John Sanford, Shock Wave) On the way through Montana a … Continue reading

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#69 Legislation vs. Freedom of Choice

All Rights Reserved © 2007 Thomas W. Day The AMA (the motorcycle AMA, not the medical AMA) and ABATE have taken on an interesting job. They appear to be motorcycling’s watchdogs, protecting the rest of us from helmet laws and … Continue reading

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Bodies in Motion

by Steven L. Thompson, 2008 All Rights Reserved © 2011 Thomas W. Day This academic look at motorcycles and motorcycling might be the first and only publication issued by Aero Design and Manufacturing (aka Aerostich). Andy Goldfine wrote the forward … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Review: 2012 BMW R1200GS

Adventure Touring’s Founding Father All Rights Reserved © 2012 Thomas W. Day I have no idea where this building was. I stumbled on it while wandering around the Minnesota River Valley. BMW was the first manufacturer to take the whole … Continue reading

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This Isn’t A Question of “Be Careful of What You Wish For”

Barry Strang wanted to be a Harley owner his whole life. After 38 years of wishing, he bought one and killed himself on it within a few minutes of riding it off of the dealer’s lot. The local newspaper reported … Continue reading

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Who’s A Newbie?

The May issue of Motorcyclist had a brief review of the new Honda 500 twins with the lead-in, “Honda’s new CTX twins are made for newbies.” The article was slightly less stupid than the intro, but the conclusion Motorcyclist made … Continue reading

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