Monthly Archives: September 2011

Motorcycle music – ‘Further on up the road’

I understand that the road in this song is metaphorical. The road represents life experience, and this song is really about karma’s revenge. “Further on up the road Someone’s gonna hurt you like you hurt me. Further on up the … Continue reading

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Sadness flies away in the wind

It took five days to get out of the awful sadness that enveloped me after we dropped Carly off at college, but it finally happened this morning. I’d just left the YMCA after running a treadmill 5K and was riding south … Continue reading

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Delaying a ride and starting to heal

We delivered our 18-year-old daughter to college yesterday. I knew it would be difficult to say goodbye, but I didn’t expect the depth of my pain now that she is gone. The scene of her standing in the dormitory parking … Continue reading

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Nice Jugs – because warm gloves are too complicated and expensive

I’m sometimes amused and occasionally puzzled by what I see some riders do to their bikes. In this instance, I’m stretching the term “rider” to a scooter rider. The most common funny customization is the bungee-cord secured milk crate on the back of … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Music – ‘Unknown Legend’ by Neil Young

This beautiful song is from Neil Young’s 1992 “Harvest Moon” album. The song’s country-rock twang and sad, sexy lyrics hit me right in the heart. His line, “collidin’ with the very air she breathes” is motorcycle poetry. I think Young … Continue reading

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GyroCam provides accurate view of motorcycle riding

I’ve never enjoyed onboard video of motorcycle riding. The tilting, rocking horizon drives me crazy, because that isn’t the way it looks when you ride. Well, some smart person has solved this problem. DORNA has developed a new camera rig … Continue reading

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Motorcycle music – ‘1952 Vincent black lightning’

“I’ve seen you at the corners and cafes is seems. Red hair and black leather, my favorite color scheme. And he pulled her on behind and down to Boxhile they did ride.” ~ Richard Thompson British recording artist Richard Thompson … Continue reading

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