MotoBloopers: It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, No, it’s a … MotoHero?

May 15, 2019 View Comments by

I’m sure I’ve mentioned in prior posts that my first bike was a 1981 Yamaha Maxim. The Maxim was impressive in its day, with narrow cruiser styling draped over a Japanese 4-cylinder. Mine was flat black with gold lettering and a missing air box, my brother found it for me for $400 back in ’98. […]

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Interview with Ryan McFarland of Strider

Mar 28, 2018 View Comments by

  RoadRUNNER: Strider Bikes got its start when your son was two and learning to ride using a tricycle and a pedal bike with training wheels. What wasn’t working? Ryan: The bikes were too tall, too heavy, and too complicated. A great analogy would be using Honda Gold Wings in a learn-to-ride motorcycle class for […]

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It’s Never too Late to Dream: Part 4

Nov 12, 2012 View Comments by

Torri had progressed to the point where she could ride to our practice lot on her own, while I rode my bike behind her. She affixed a “Student Rider” sign to her topcase to serve notice to all to steer clear for the time being. After a few weeks of practice, we were kicked out […]

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It’s Never too Late to Dream: Part 3

Nov 05, 2012 View Comments by

  It was a beautiful, bright Saturday morning in October when I rode Torri’s brand-spanking-new, used bike to the parking lot of the old National Geographic Building, across the main road and the lake from my home. She followed me in her car. I laid out a few miniature orange cones, which Torri had purchased […]

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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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