Category Archives: minnesota motorcycle monthly

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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Product Review: Aerostich Darien Jacket and Pants

February 2022: When I started moving my blog from Google Blooger (when Google started warning bloggers that they would soon be discontinuing support) I really tried to get all of the “important” stuff moved. Clearly, senility is streaking into my … 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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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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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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