Archive for January, 2002

Concentration

Jan 01, 2002 View Comments by

THINK AHEADSpeaking of focus, remember to keep your attention focused in front of (and never behind) your motorcycle. It sounds simple, but all too often we find ourselves thinking about the mistake we made in the last corner while we’re rushing into the next corner at 100 feet-per-second (just over 68 mph) or faster. Every […]

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Harley-Davidson European Bike Week

Jan 01, 2002 View Comments by

Saturday, eight in the morning, and I’m sitting in the kitchen with a toasty mug of Italian coffee. The weather channel summary says: No showers on the horizon. So I can ride the 140 miles from my hometown of Graz to Faak without slipping into any of my foul weather gear. This dark green coffee […]

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Château Morrisette, Virginia

Jan 01, 2002 View Comments by

Given a map of the world and a handful of pushpins most wine lovers would locate their favorite vineyards by punching holes in a series of valleys – Napa Valley, the Sonoma Valley, the Loire Valley, the Rhine and Rhone Valleys. But many in Virginia and North Carolina will hover above the Blue Ridge Parkway […]

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City Portrait: Denver, CO

Jan 01, 2002 View Comments by

Monika is shaking a little bit. Not because of the curvy road without a railing we just encountered. It’s because she’s freezing. No wonder, it’s 30 degrees; and while sitting at the top of Mount Evans, it starts snowing on us. Unbelievable, it’s the middle of August. But the weather can turn cold and foul […]

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Freedom Fest

Jan 01, 2002 View Comments by

My brother Daniel, his girlfriend Andrea, and I are fanatical bikers and whenever we can we like to associate with others who feel the same about our favorite pastime. That’s why we decided our July shamrock tour in West Virginia should coincide with a visit to Snowshoe’s Freedom Fest. You’ll meet friendly bikers on virtually […]

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Ducatisti

Jan 01, 2002 View Comments by

It was the sound of tuned exhausts echoing from ancient walls that did it. Until then it was just another great ride on another great motorcycle. Riding down that steeply pitched, much too narrow, ancient Etruscan street I was captivated by the Ducati mystique and it’s been with me ever since. Ducati began as a […]

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