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This ain’t his first rodeo

“Robert, I sure like my horse!” ~ Texas I had the opportunity to spend a day with a cowboy this weekend. He’s a guy I’ve known for a long time, but it wasn’t until yesterday that I got to spend … Continue reading

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Another ride

Three years ago this weekend I was returning from a 4,000-mile motorcycle ride that took me across seven states. That two-week journey reintroduced me to my hometown. It allowed me to reconnect with friends and family members, some of whom … Continue reading

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Ride with fear as long as you have to

It’s hard to admit I’ve been afraid to ride for about a month. In that time I’ve dutifully gone to the garage and started Connie every few days to keep her battery charged and the fluids moving around, but I … Continue reading

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Motorcycle shops and objects of desire

I took Connie in to a Seattle area Kawasaki dealer for her fender repair last weekend. It got busted when a guy backed into me at an intersection a couple weeks ago. There is something particularly awful about watching a … Continue reading

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Moments of terror and powerlessness

That moment you realize you’re going to get hit and there is absolutely nothing you can do to prevent it is the most awful feeling you’ll experience as a rider. My accident this morning is insignificant compared to other accidents … Continue reading

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Motorcyclists grant cancer patient’s dying wish

“I hope this isn’t my last ride, but if it is – it’s wonderful.” ~ Brenda Ireland

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What’s a little motorcycle trip among friends?

On Americans’ wanderlust: NBC’s John Brecher recently photographed and interviewed people who were buying into a hopeless dream. They were purchasing Powerball tickets in Queens, NY. Each of them understood the futility of their action. One man even admitted to … Continue reading

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From the pinnacle of joy to the depth of defeat in just a second

Things can go bad quickly when you’re on a motorcycle. Meghan Rutledge’s premature celebration brought disaster for her on this race day. It’s good to remember it ain’t over until it’s over.

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Left Side Story — Follow your dream

“I’d just like to say to anyone with a disability — if you have a dream and a passion, you have to follow it. You’re the one that has to make it happen.” ~ Alan Kempster

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Obama motorcade police officer hit by pickup truck, killed

Obama motorcade police officer hit by pickup truck, killed By NBC News wire services WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A motorcycle police officer who was part of President Barack Obama’s motorcade to a campaign event in Florida died Sunday after … Continue reading

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