So what would you say if
Mar02

So what would you say if

So what would you say if all week you had to work late and couldn’t prepare for the long weekend ahead? You had been planning for months for one of the most looked-forward-to trips of the year. Your bike wasn’t ready and you discovered things growing in your gear bag because you were too damn lazy to empty it after the last ride – the last ride being one of those soggy mud baths that you were unprepared for and had to stop on the way...

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Getting there is at least half the fun of being there!
Feb06

Getting there is at least half the fun of being there!

It all started while we were planning our annual Baja trip. I had planned on riding my ’87 XL600. After having considerable electrical problems, I was a little concerned that I wouldn’t make it home. After all, I did get stranded in Monterey at Leguna Seca. Then I got stranded at work twice. I spent many nights troubleshooting these problems and buying expensive parts, all to no avail. At this point, I was really getting stressed. The...

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So it began…
Jan02

So it began…

I’d always been terrified of motorcycles (my parent’s fault I’m sure). My first experience on a motorcycle was in seventh grade when a buddy and I took a joy ride on his dad’s bike. I don’t remember what it was, I think it was a Kawasaki 550 (something like that). Anyway we were going through downtown Milwaukie (that’s in Oregon), when a cop started to pull us over. We took off, and after a VERY...

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