Zen Motorcyclist: Every Time I Turn Around

Nov 08, 2015 View Comments by

Taming Time – I’m a reminiscent sort. My girlfriend, Cori, says I never forget anything. I often find myself thinking back to the events in my life that have led to my writing, and for the last 15 years many of those occasions have taken place on the seat of a motorcycle. I wrote a […]

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Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Daily Commute

May 14, 2015 View Comments by

Practical Gear for Riding to Work It’s a great time to be a rider. Never before in the history of motorcycles have there been so many options when it comes to both motorcycles and riding gear. There’s a bike for every riding style, preference, and price—whichever mount you choose, there’s plenty of gear to match. […]

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23rd Annual Ride to Work Day

Jun 09, 2014 View Comments by

For the last 23 years the third Monday in June has held a special significance for motorcyclists. It’s the day when, whether you normally commute on your bike or scooter or not, you take your ride to work. The goal is to raise awareness among the non-motorcycling community about the advantages of two-wheeled travel as […]

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Golden Spinning Wheel: An Unexpected Soundtrack

Dec 08, 2013 View Comments by

I rode Big Red to the office this week since the weather has been mild for December. The morning ride was uneventful and featured the usual Philadelphia traffic. On the way home, though, I had an odd experience. Traffic was heavy on the Blue Route and I rode along as the sun set towards the […]

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Using a Motorcycle as a Utility Vehicle

Nov 30, 2013 View Comments by

I know of several motorcyclists, all very serious riders, who rarely fire up their bikes unless there is a major riding event or tour at hand. The thought of hopping on the bike to perform mundane tasks such as stopping by the bank or picking up a loaf of bread apparently doesn’t cross their minds, […]

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Misery or Memory

Sep 22, 2013 View Comments by

I left Cori’s house in New Jersey last Monday morning under a clear sky. The temperature was in the 60s. I had about a 70-mile trip home. I-95 and 476 (a.k.a. The Blue Route) can be a nerve-wracking ride as anyone who’s ever ridden them at or near rush hour can attest to. I suited […]

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Change

Sep 08, 2013 View Comments by

Once in a while it can seem as though everything is changing and sometimes that’s actually the case and it can be a bit overwhelming, at least for me. I’m not used to adapting to a lot of changes all at once; but I keep telling myself that change is good and not to be […]

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When a Ride Becomes Something Less

Jul 05, 2012 View Comments by

We have all had this happen to us; we plan out a tour ride with a few friends, study the maps for the most interesting curvy roads. Check out the local sights worth seeing, even read some reviews of the best watering holes. We check over our mounts, top off the oil and gas, even […]

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Living In The Moment

May 09, 2012 View Comments by

Personally, one of the best things about motorcycling is that it necessitates living in the moment. No past or present; only now matters. It’s a Zen concept but one that certainly applies to riding. It’s a time to recharge your batteries and go places deep within yourself that are better reached without words, places we […]

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