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The Road Often Traveled: ATGATT

Mar 11, 2012 View Comments by

My bike disappearing from beneath me remains the strangest sensation I’ve ever experienced. You get used to the sound and vibration of the engine and wind noise, which ordinarily only ends when the ride does, and you shut the bike down. This time, in an instant, there was complete silence as I flew through the […]

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February Madness

Mar 06, 2012 View Comments by

Last Saturday I was scheduled to attend an information and interview session with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation here in Pennsylvania. I had applied to be a rider coach last spring and of the three sessions scheduled this was the only one I was available to make. The weather forecast was calling for high winds and […]

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Bikes and Brothers

Mar 04, 2012 View Comments by

My brother taught me to ride my first motorcycle. Dave had ridden for many years and we had a fairly typical brother relationship; but had decidedly different interests. He’s a hard worker my brother – honest, trustworthy, loyal to the core. When our father died suddenly at just 57 years old the desire to ride […]

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The Road Often Traveled: Choosing a Mount

Feb 28, 2012 View Comments by

My first bike was an all black, 1981 Yamaha Maxim that my brother Dave found for me. Having never ridden a motorcycle before, I had no idea what I wanted, what size I needed, how it would handle, what the range was like, or anything else for that matter. All I knew was I wanted […]

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Teach Your Children Well

Feb 26, 2012 View Comments by

I make lists of post ideas while I’m riding, but I have a terrible memory so I keep a tablet and pen in my tankbag. I can often be seen at gas stations sipping coffee and scribbling furiously before the ideas get away from me. Recently my daughter came home from college for a long […]

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The Road Often Traveled: Deciding to Commute

Feb 21, 2012 View Comments by

The title of this series of blog posts is in homage to “The Road Less Traveled” by M. Scott Peck, a guide to spiritual growth published in 1978. I chose this title because for me, motorcycling is a means toward spiritual growth, or at least a daily meditation of sorts that nurtures development if one […]

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