Blog Section: Wayne’s World

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

Oct 21, 2014 View Comments by

I would like to lecture my youngest son, but I can’t. Two years ago he convinced my wife that he needed a new Honda Ruckus, as this would save him (her) money on gas consumption. No matter that it would cost her (yes, I said her) money to buy it—he just had to have it. […]

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Pot Holes, Sink Holes, and Buckled Roads

Aug 26, 2014 View Comments by

Not a year goes by that we don’t have to put up with these conditions, but this year it has been much worse than usual. The winter has been brutal to our roadways with the thaw and freeze pattern taking much of the blame. This year in the Midwest we had frost down to 14 […]

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I Sold My Bike

Aug 19, 2014 View Comments by

After all my advice in a previous blog “So, You Want To Sell Your Bike?,” I ended up having to wholesale mine to a dealer. Lost some money, but I was able to get the bank off my back with a few bucks to spare. There were no “separation issues”; I was glad to see […]

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I Dislike Winter

Feb 12, 2014 View Comments by

I am sorry. I tried to get through this season without my yearly rant against Mother Nature, but this year “mother” has been downright mean! Throughout this country we have been in a snowy deep freeze. If it isn’t snow, and 30 degree below zero weather, it’s ice, wind, sleet, and power outages—sometimes all in […]

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That Sixth Sense

Jan 22, 2014 View Comments by

Since the start of winter and my recovery (which, by the way, is going fine) I have found myself in the unfamiliar position of passenger, while my wife drives. What I have noticed is that either I have become the world’s worst back seat driver, or I have developed a sixth sense. Logically, I assume […]

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So, You Want To Sell Your Bike?

Jan 08, 2014 View Comments by

We know where we want to finish, with the bike sold and money in our pocket, or maybe the bank. One word: Advertise! At no time in memory has it been easier to do so, with the computer we can run off our own color flyers to post in every Laundromat, motorcycle garage, coffee shop, […]

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Motorcycle Riding: What the Doctor Said

Nov 28, 2013 View Comments by

“No…not this year for sure.” It was already October here in Wisconsin, cold and wet, so no great loss. I would be tucking away the bike for its long winter nap soon anyway. But what about next spring? “That’s up to you,” he said, “things like balance and strength have to return to normal.” Can […]

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Summer Vacation

Oct 27, 2013 View Comments by

This is the letter I sent to my friends and family to explain the summer of my “disappearance.” It took a long time (with tremors) to write this, and I was not sure if I should share it with you at all. But, you’re all friends… right? After all, it’s not just about motorcycles. It’s […]

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Motorcycle or Convertible?

Jun 14, 2013 View Comments by

Really? Yes, really. The first time I heard this comment I thought it was just a fluke, an odd thought. But then it kept coming … more “riders” thinking of trading their two wheels for four. In fairness, these were mostly older riders; those for whom two-wheeling was no longer comfortable or even safe. In […]

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Used Motorcycles: The Swap Meet Queens

May 22, 2013 View Comments by

If there is a hierarchy of used motorcycles, then the swap meet queen must be at the bottom of the list, just before landfill/junk yard. To be honest, I have been known to “feed” at this end of the food chain now and then, which is my way of saying “been there, done that.” The […]

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Stress

May 15, 2013 View Comments by

I recently took a class in stress management, which was broken down into four categories: physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral. Believe me when I say I don’t take this lightly. I have been on the receiving end of stress throughout most of my adulthood; it comes with the territory. I also know it can really […]

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First Rain

Apr 24, 2013 View Comments by

I wait for the first rain of spring, or at least what passes for spring around here. It’s not because it brings May flowers, which are nice, or that it raises our lake levels and waters our crops—also good things. No, it’s because it washes the salt and sand from the roadways, and most importantly, […]

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Dumb & Dumber

Apr 16, 2013 View Comments by

Yep, dat’s me all right! Only someone at least half brain dead would try to get five years out of a storage tent designed for two. Pressed, I can come up with several likely excuses: Winter came on too soon to put up a new metal structure; I was just too lazy to tackle the […]

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Sharpen Your Tools

Apr 03, 2013 View Comments by

About the only good thing I can say about this time of year is the “time” you get to use as you see fit. After all, it’s too cold to ride, so let’s take this opportunity to truly sharpen our riding tools, so that when the sun pops out and temps rise, we are ready […]

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Bucket Lists

Mar 30, 2013 View Comments by

Ever since the movie The Bucket List came out, an entire generation has become obsessed with getting in their collective last shot. It’s no accident that this generation is the baby boomers; just look at our average age (62) and you can see why. Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with a bucket […]

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