Category Archives: geezer with a grudge

For the Well Dressed Motorcyclist

I’ve had a line of stuff available on Zazzle.com for several years and I appreciate the business many of you have sent my way through that company. I have a couple of Geezer shirts and I wear them, often, to … Continue reading

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#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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#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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Product Review: Sargent Cycle Products World Sport Performance Seat

04/2022 This is another really old (2009) MMM review/Geezer column. There are two interesting, at least to me, things about this review: 1) It is a great product that I lived with for 70,000 miles and 2) This was the … 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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#77 On Being Alone

February 2022: This is another old one, from 2008, and another Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly Geezer with A Grudge column. For me, today, there were a lot of insights into my own personality here that I didn’t unpack until I’d been … Continue reading

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#84 Because It Is Still There

February 2022: Yet another one from my deep, dark, boring past and the 84th Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly Geezer with A Grudge Column. All Rights Reserved © 2007 Thomas W. Day George Mallory, the British mountaineer, supposedly told a reporter that … Continue reading

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#133 The Trouble with Being the Solution to A Big Problem

February 2022: This one, published in Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly and in the Google blog, drew a lot of heated gibberish responses. That pretty much made it one of my all-time favorites. It received 3,400 hits on the Google blog, which … Continue reading

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The Best We Can Do?

February 2022: Another missed “gem” of opinion and bias. Originally Published March 2009 and in Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly Magazine On the right, that showroom picture? That’s “America’s Most Beautiful Motorcycle.” According to the 59th Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, … Continue reading

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Product Review: Thor 50/50 Motocross Boot

February 2022: Yep, one more old article recently moved to WordPress. All Rights Reserved © 2009 Thomas W. Day“The ultimate motocross boot to meet the demands of professional riders.” Yeah, that’s what I need for touring backroads on my 250 … Continue reading

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