Monthly Archives: September 2008

Comfort

It’s not about "Riding in Comfort". It is about The Comfort of Riding.     Robert M. Pirsig’s book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974) spoke of the joys of motorcycling. Pirsig contrasted the sense of connection experienced … Continue reading

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First real rain ride

I admit it. I was scared when I went down to the parking garage at work tonight and saw that the roads were wet. Talking yourself into the first rain ride isn’t easy. The road looks unbevievably slick when it … Continue reading

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Prying back the cover

It rained all day Saturday, so I spent several hours reading the Concours owner’s manual. Then I decided to go out to the garage and get to know the bike beyond simply riding it. I took the seat, side panels and … Continue reading

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Written test – done

Why did I budget 30 minutes for taking the written motorcycle test? There were 50 people ahead of me when I walked in, and things went so slow from there. The test is easy. It is taken on a computer, and it … Continue reading

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Phrase of the day

The phrase of the day is "misty accumulation".

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Beginnings

I’ve recently been asked by a lot of people if I’m new to motorcycling   I think this is because I haven’t ridden for 13 years, and my wife is the only person I currently run with who knew me as … Continue reading

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Laughin’ at the commute

Anyone who is familiar with Seattle area traffic knows how absolutely terrible the morning and afternoon commute can be. It’s been the bane of my suburban life ever since we moved 14 miles away from where I work. There have … Continue reading

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New helmet and 70 miles

The first order of business Saturday was to buy a helmet.          I spent more money than I’d planned, but a good comfortable helmet is vital. I ended up getting a Shoei Multitec Modular Helmet. It features a flip-up face cover … Continue reading

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Resistance was futile

I could no longer resist. I rode to work and back today. It’s was the first time in many years that I didn’t hate the commute.

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responsibility before fun

The Kawisaki sits in my garage. Insurance is taken care of, but now I need to go through the process of getting a motorcycle license. Sigh… The sunny skies mock me.

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