Blog Section: Wayne’s World

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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Spring Fever

Mar 13, 2013 View Comments by

Yep, I got it—back in February! It’s partly my fault for going to Hawaii and seeing all that green, which has made me discontent with just our boring gray and white, and there’s way too much “white.” Forget the stupid ground hog; he predicted an early spring, which is why it’s snowing…. again. I go […]

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Destination Paradise: Hawaii – Part 5

Feb 27, 2013 View Comments by

Q: What do these TV series and movies have in common? Blue Hawaii, The Castaway Cowboy, Donovan’s Reef, Fantasy Island, The Hawaiians, Honeymoon in Vegas, Hook, Lost, Jurassic Park, King Kong, Paradise Hawaiian Style, South Pacific, The Thorn Birds, and Raiders of The Lost Ark, to name just a few. A: They were all filmed […]

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Destination Paradise: Hawaii – Part 4

Feb 20, 2013 View Comments by

There was a time when people would say that you could pick the island and decade you wanted to live in. Oahu was the ‘80s, Kauai was the ‘60s, and Maui was the ‘70s. That’s changed in the last ten years, Oahu is now the 2000s, Maui is the ‘90s, but Kauai is still the […]

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Destination Paradise: Hawaii – Part 3

Feb 13, 2013 View Comments by

Oahu is not the biggest island in the Hawaiian chain, that’s Hawaii (Big Island), but it is the busiest. Oahu is home to Pearl Harbor and Waikiki Beach, the world’s shopping playground. It is also the most populated of the islands with a year-round population of 800,000-plus, substantially more if counting tourists. I was ready […]

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Destination Paradise: Hawaii – Part 2

Feb 06, 2013 View Comments by

The first thing to remember about Hawaii is that everything is shipped in, meaning it’s expensive. Just double what you pay at home, and for goodness sakes, remember “home” is the mainland, not the states. Hawaii is a state too, and the locals are quick to correct you. We were paying $50 for breakfast at […]

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Destination Paradise: Hawaii Part – 1

Jan 30, 2013 View Comments by

It’s been 15 years since I have been to Hawaii; in many ways it seems nothing has changed. The air is still charged with a sense of possibility, and the light makes shadows deeper and sunsets glow amber. Yeah, I really like Hawaii. I would live here if I could afford it, just think, 365 […]

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One Up, Two Up?

Nov 23, 2012 View Comments by

First let it herein be established…I am a “Lone Wolf.” When it comes to riding I don’t want a passenger, and I don’t want to be one. I come by this prejudice honestly—years ago I was the passenger on a friend’s 305 Honda when he rear-ended a car at a stop sign. Nobody was actually […]

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Little Things Mean A Lot

Nov 15, 2012 View Comments by

Sometimes it’s not the sum total of the experience that makes the memorable moments, but the seemingly insignificant bits and pieces taken out of the whole fabric of the event that are truly special. So it was with a trip that our group “The Lost Squadron” made this spring. The four of us, two on […]

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Up North: Part 2

Nov 01, 2012 View Comments by

Since we only had two days for this trip, we would be concentrating on the west, or bay side, of Door County. Granted there is more traffic on this side, but there is also more to see and do. Also, since we were heading up mid-week, we were confident the traffic would be lighter and […]

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