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An unusual companion
By September 29, 20090 Comments Read More →

An unusual companion

I came home early today, and as I merged onto the toll road portion of my commute, I noticed a strange motorcyclist/motorcycle combination. I was still pretty far off, but from his riding posture, attire, and motorcycle I got the impression he was a motorcycle law enforcement officer. The tan, short-sleeve shirt, the upright riding […]

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Shadowing my past
By September 14, 20091 Comments Read More →

Shadowing my past

I sold my first motorcycle, a 2005 Yamaha FZ6, to my friend and co-worker Rocky almost a month ago. He has ridden it to work a fair amount, and it is nice to see Cylon in the parking lot. On Saturday, Rocky asked if I wanted to accompany him to Charlottesville. He needed to get […]

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Still a little damp

Still a little damp

The first half of my ride home from Georgia was great. I was moving along at a good clip, and the sun was bright and shining. That is, until I got to Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fayetteville seems to be the tipping point for bad motorcycle weather. On my trip down, my route south of Fayetteville […]

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October 2008 Georgia motorcycle trip report

October 2008 Georgia motorcycle trip report

As mentioned earlier, I spent four days on a motorcycle trip to see two of my friends outside of Savannah, Georgia. It’s almost five hundred highway miles, which winds up being between eight to nine hours depending on traffic, weather conditions, and the bike I’m on. My best time was on my first trip on […]

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A little damp

A little damp

The first half of my trip down to Georgia was fantastic. It was cool enough that I wasn’t hot in my Rev’It Cayenne Pro jacket, but not so cold my hands were freezing. It was overcast enough that I didn’t have to squint behind my Native sunglasses, but not so overcast that I had to […]

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Sweet canine justice

Sweet canine justice

Yesterday I rode Raider, my BMW R1150R down to Savannah, Georgia to hang out with some friends of mine. I took I-95 for most of the way. Eventually I will take a less-traveled route and enjoy myself, but I like making this trip all in one day. I have been pleasantly surprised at how courteous […]

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My BMW motorcycle Raider is a gas
By September 30, 20082 Comments Read More →

My BMW motorcycle Raider is a gas

A faulty plastic gas tank quick disconnect strands me and my 2004 BMW R1150R on the way to work and showered me with gasoline.

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Remembering Ghost Rider, 2008
By September 30, 20081 Comments Read More →

Remembering Ghost Rider, 2008

My friend Ghost Rider passed away on July 4th, 2007. The following fall his mother and family put together a benefit ride to Yorktown, Virginia. We did it again this year, this time heading up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The weather called for rain for most of the day. I was not deterred for […]

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My riding to work streak is broken.
By September 25, 20080 Comments Read More →

My riding to work streak is broken.

I never thought I would be this disappointed to drive my Mazdaspeed3, but it’s true. I have to break my motorcycling streak in order to take Kaylee in for a 12,000 mile service. The streak was 39 work days in a row, almost two months of working! I don’t know what’s more impressive: riding to […]

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Sunday ride: bikes on a boat

Sunday ride: bikes on a boat

Meeting a friend for a cup of coffee turns into over two hundred miles by motorcycle … and ferry.

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