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Showing Off

It’s been a long time since it was cool to go to a motorcycle show. Just corporate shills, and overpriced exotica, and hipsters and posers and fakes. Right? I don’t care, though. Turns out I like motorcycles quite a bit, enough to overcome my aversion to crowds. Enough to meet up with people I have … [more]

Jack – Motorcyclist


Weekend Dalliance

Felt a little guilty pulling up the Lynnwood Convention Center (exit 181B from I5 north, for those of you playing along at home) in a mere car, but I put a few miles on a couple of bikes this weekend and realized there’s a midwinter to middle age and it’s cold there. In the parking lot, I was greeted by the tiny vindication of gently falling snowflakes. Euro Moto 2014 is like a highly spiced side dish to the large, bland main course that is the International Motorcycle Show. Euro is where you bump into your riding buddies, where the … [Read More...]

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Memories? Well, yeah…

A lot of people maintain strong opinions, but I'm not sure how to respond to Memorial Day. A good friend reminds his fellow Americans that there's no "happy" in a Memorial Day greeting; that it is to be construed as a pensive remembrance. Another friend makes a cogent argument for cheerful remembrance, with a toast to the fallen enjoyed in the smiling company of the living. Me? I don't know. Our daughter is fluey and feverish. We're negotiating for a puppy. The neighbor has cancer and could use some chicken soup. We're planning another … [Read More...]

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