Winter’s No Fun (OK, Maybe a Little)

Mar 15, 2014 View Comments by

Anyone else ever notice how inviting the photos of other riders on a winter outing are? The Aerostich catalog often features winter riding photos on the cover, and I usually head into the season with a firm resolve to ride regularly so long as the roads aren’t covered with salt or patches of ice and […]

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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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Riding Season?

Oct 01, 2013 View Comments by

It’s late September and here in the Northern Hemisphere the days are becoming shorter. On a recent outing I noticed that the leaves are beginning to morph from green to yellow, orange, red, and brown. The air is getting a bit crisp and last week I had to dig out my jacket’s insulated liner. This, […]

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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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Snow Day

Feb 21, 2013 View Comments by

I can remember as a kid waking up earlier for school in the winter for one reason, to see if the local newscaster would make the ultimate announcement . . . Snow Day! Today the ultimate snow day is not really a snow day at all—it’s when you get unseasonably warm temperatures during the winter. […]

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Winter Already?

Dec 02, 2012 View Comments by

The time between the end of summer and the beginning of winter is usually my favorite time of the year to ride. It’s cool enough to wear full gear and not cold enough yet to shorten my rides. It seems like I just wrote The First Ride of Autumn (October 3, 2012) and here it […]

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