Nathaniel Salzman

Chicago area designer, writer, maker and journalist.

Ride Log

May 15, 2012

RIde Log: Back to Alma on an electric Honda

September 30, 2011 — In far western Wisconsin there is a stretch of road every motorcycle rider should experience at least once. It’s The Great River Road. It follows the east side of the Mississippi from just outside the Twin Cities all the way down to the Illinois border. Similar roads will take you all – Read More –

May 12, 2012

Ride Log: The New Pony

May 5, 2012 — I don’t really pay much notice to Cinco de Mayo, St. Patrick’s Day, Columbus Day or other major drinking holidays, but this year I got to have a Cinco de Mayo adventure that thankfully didn’t have anything to do with being left for dead in Mexico.

April 19, 2012

Ride Log: The Mrs, the Lake and Sheridan Road

March 10, 2012 — Winter this year was eerily mild all across the Midwest. We moved from the Twin Cities to Chicago just after Christmas on dry roads and without a single flake of snow. Spring approached early, with rain-washed streets and mild temperatures greeting us in early March. This particularly sunny Saturday morning had – Read More –

April 5, 2012

Ride Log: The first ride of 2012

When The Mrs and I made the move to Chicago, we left our motorcycles in storage in Minnesota. Having the moving company take them would have put us over our relocation budget. Besides, it was winter, so it’s not like we could have ridden them around anyway. The trip back to retrieve them was not – Read More –

March 29, 2012

Writing, Riding and Wrenching: The 2011 Wrap Up

For me, 2011 was truly epic. It was long, arduous, fun, tedious, surprising, frustrating and a hell of a lot of fun. Looking back, I can’t believe how much happened in just a single year. With 2012 in full swing, I’m looking back on the 2011 that was, what I learned, what I experienced, and – Read More –

August 16, 2011

New blog series: The Wrench Log

Over the years, my blog has evolved into a handful of regular features. Mainly recommendations, significant new experiences, and lots and lots of the Ride Log. This season has been what sports fans would call a rebuilding year. I’ve spent far more time procuring and working on bikes than actually riding them. It’s been fun. – Read More –

August 8, 2011

Look both ways, hold hands and stick together

Recently I went over to my friend Susan’s house to help her paint. Her house was going up for rent, so there was a myriad of touch-up and repainting to do before her new tenants could move in. Her man Sam was also on hand, and soon one of his work friends came by to – Read More –

July 26, 2011

Ride Log: AirExpo 2011

July 17, 2011 — It was hot out when I opened up my garage door. Not wimpy, midwestern hot, but genuinely tropical, drop dead hot. The weather app on my iPhone said it was going to be 101ºF with 98% humidity – tying the all-time state heat index record at 116ºF. This kind of weather – Read More –

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