I currently follow 120 motorcycle related blogs. These could be product oriented, from the HD Forums, magazines, certainly some Revzilla and more. I'm also a member of a Facebook group where the posts are mostly motorcycle oriented. (Sometimes one must filter the content...it's bikers, after all!) One theme I've truly discovered as the bane of motorcycle … Continue reading I Feel a Bit Guilty — but it’s so Hot! (And Bricktown, Oklahoma City)
The wife and I were fortunate to be able to take some time off and attend a new bike rally: The Hill Country MC Rally, hosted in Luckenbach, Texas. This is a typical Friday-Sunday event, with a pre-rally get-together at Hondo's in downtown Fredericksburg. We had bought our tickets really far in advance, and had … Continue reading The Hill Country MC Rally, Fredericksburg, and Luckenbach
I was thinking this morning about a statistic I read last year about how many people have a motorcycle license as opposed to those who actually own a motorcycle. I can't find the specific statistic now, but this article talks about "sleepers" and goes into some of the reasons behind this truth. The … Continue reading “Class Fatigue” vs. “The Joy of Riding”
Once or twice a year, my "Geek Squad" buddies head from the Dallas area up to some cabins in northern Arkansas for our "mancation". There's fishing. There's drinking. There's poker. There are cigars. And there are board games. Strategy games. Really geeky games. I'm not particularly skilled at strategy games, or poker, but I really … Continue reading Mancation – Considering the Weather (and Other Factors)
So it came to pass. I have been, for months, pushing the wife to get her own bike. There are a couple reasons for this: The most important reason is that I want her to experience the absolute joy of driving the bike herself instead of just being a passenger. Riding the bike without a passenger's … Continue reading Bought a Bike for the Wife
While I'm sure this is true of many bike brands and models, on my 2016 Harley Heritage Classic (FLSTC) there are two ways to turn off the bike.
Since this blog was intended to be about experiences and not just about cool trips, I thought I'd throw this one in. Riding down the road, you sometimes get zoned out. Something you definitely have to be careful of. When the ride is pleasant, the road texture smooth and the temperature just right -- it can … Continue reading Rookie Mistakes #304 and #305
Earlier this month, the wife and I made a trip to Fredericksburg, Texas. It's Texas wine country at its finest, and there are tons of wineries to visit, both in-town tasting rooms as well as vineyards / tasting rooms on Highway 290. We had a blast, no doubt. The thing I was looking forward to … Continue reading Luckenbach, Texas — Greatness
Choosing the right luggage for your motorcycle road trip(s) can be daunting. Here's our experience, and perhaps you'll glean some knowledge from us before your purchase.
Fiddling with your ride. One of the simple joys of owning a motorcycle for those that are (at least slightly) handy. It seems that anytime I have 10 minutes to spare from work, family, etc. that I find myself Googling phrases like "cool motorcycle gadgets". First off, bear in mind that while your bike alone … Continue reading Not a Lot of Room Under the Seat (aka “Upgrading your Bike”)