We all knew this was coming. If all goes according to plan, I’ll be sans-scooter here shortly. I’ve realized that I’d much rather ride a small motorcycle day-to-day than this fine piece of italian stamped steel. It’s no commentary at all on this fine machine, or on scooters in general. It’s simply the best route – Read More –
May 16, 2011 — Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been spending a lot of quality seat time on my wife’s motorcycle. Honestly, I have a lot of trouble not riding her bike. I can’t stay off of that little machine. Last weekend I did 100 miles around town in a single day. When I – Read More –
April 9, 2011 — I posted a few weeks ago about finally getting my wife’s ’81 Honda CM400 Custom sorted out after lots of carburetor frustrations and a blown head gasket. Jeff and I got the bike in good mechanical nick and softly customized, but it was still the tail end of winter, so I – Read More –
April 8, 2011 — I started riding two-wheeled vehicles in late 2007. Looking back on my perception of riding, of bikes in general, and of motorcycles in particular, I simply can’t believe where I’ve come to. When I bought that 1979 Vespa P200E, a large part of its appeal was precisely that it wasn’t a – Read More –
April 2, 2011 — It was mostly cloudy, about 50º F and my Vespa was finally back in my garage. I’d been itching to ride, but I had a more practical need. This coming weekend I take delivery of a rather large motorcycle — a 1983 Honda GL1100. With all of an hour of riding – Read More –
I’m a big fan of Anthony Bourdain. From his breakout book Kitchen Confidential to his fantastic Travel Channel show No Reservations, I don’t know of anyone doing better experiential non-fiction writing right now. Because of my own trip to Asia in 2005, I’ve always been able to appreciate and relate to his traveling, and just – Read More –
I might as well admit it. I’d rather ride, build and customize motorcycles than do almost anything else. I want to build bikes from scratch. I want to take old machines and breathe new life into them. I want to customize scooters from the wheels up. I’m slowly maneuvering my life and career to make – Read More –
So that’s that. I am now sans-motorcycle. A nice guy and his dad came buy this morning and nabbed my CB650. He got a good deal, and the bike went to a good home. It’s going to be his first bike that’s all his. It ought to serve him well.