Motorcycle Commuting: The Highs and Lows

Aug 30, 2013 View Comments by

Lately I’ve been commuting to work quite a bit, not every day (especially since here in North Carolina it’s rained at least once a day pretty much all summer long), but at least two or three times a week. The difference between commuting in my car and commuting on a bike is massive. For one […]

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The Twenty-Buck Bike

Feb 26, 2013 View Comments by

Ever notice how twenties can fly out of your wallet like confetti if you’ve got several of them, but how long one can last if it’s all you have? I’ve occasionally made it through a week on twenty bucks for lunches and afternoon coffee, and while it wasn’t quite business as usual, it wasn’t bad. […]

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The Norton Shirt

Oct 08, 2012 View Comments by

The white sheet of paper trembled in my hand, the main paragraph started with one of the most important sentences of my life: “Welcome to the B-52 aerial gunnery school.” I had just been accepted to the school to become a B-52 gunner; a life long dream had come true. But not for long. Thirty days later […]

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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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