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Dear Craigslist Advertisers | Behind Bars
Dear Craigslist advertiser: No, I won’t verify that your prized bike is going to “a good home.” This is not where bikes come for a pastoral...
Driven to Distraction | Cat Tales
There I was, minding my own business in the carpool lane while riding to work one morning, when all hell broke loose in front of me. As...
The Third Motion | Drawing the Line
Barring a few exceptions, the front wheel of your motorcycle is steered and suspended by a telescopic fork.
Victory Roll | Megaphone
We rode 1785 miles of the best roads in America (without a single mechanical incident or significant route mishap), and at the end we said...
Motorcycle Classified Ads | It’s Classified | Wrenched
I am a dedicated denizen of Craigslist and other online motorcycle classified sites.
Traveling Comfortably on a Motorcycle | Love Hurts | Cranked
Whenever my wife Colleen ventures into my motorcycle world, there’s always a period of adjustment... Each trip she has to re-learn that the...
Riding Technique Vs. Motorcycle Technology | Code Break
What is riding technique? And what makes a technique successful? Is riding just a composition of good or bad technique, or is there...
Spirito D’argento | Megaphone
These things, they say, take time. So often it seems that planning goes on forever. Analysis paralysis becomes the SOP.
The Long Island Sound | Cat Tales
The Long Island Sound is an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the New York suburbs from Connecticut. But in another sense, the...
Tales From the Toolbox | Wrenched
I love broken motorcycle parts: holed pistons, shattered gears, twisted connecting rods.
Radical Rules | Drawing the Line
KTM’s new Moto3 engine was unveiled just as the FIM released full details of the class rules.
Dear Deputy... | Behind Bars
I completely understand that you’re going to give me that ticket. You took my license, registration and insurance...
Gentlemen Prefer $1000 Piles | Wrenched
People occasionally ask me, “What’s your favorite motorcycle?” My standard answer is, “Anything that’s $1000 and Italian.”
Basics by the Numbers | Code Break
It starts simply enough. When we begin to ride, there are only two basic things we can change: speed and direction.
Quadrophenia in Ocala | Cranked
The Ocala National Forest’s Centennial Trail is deep, white, sugar sand. It’s a fight to keep pace with Jim, my wife’s boss, and two young...