Getting Colder in DFW (And less riding, anyway.)

Image courtesy of NBC 5 - KXAS It's starting to get to be that time.  The above picture is certainly an exaggeration for October in Dallas, though.   The high today (Oct. 11, 2018) is supposed to be around 70°, which is most certainly ride-quality.  Leaving on my (short) commute on the bike this morning, though, it … Continue reading Getting Colder in DFW (And less riding, anyway.)

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The Accident Story

Back in late July (2018) my wife wrecked her bike.  She's a very careful, deliberate rider.  She gears up very well, including leather half-chaps that cover the knee, kevlar jeans, kevlar arm sleeves, and, of course, a helmet.  Likely these pieces of gear prevented her accident from being worse than it was. I had just … Continue reading The Accident Story

I Feel a Bit Guilty — but it’s so Hot! (And Bricktown, Oklahoma City)

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 Hill Country MC Rally, Fredericksburg, and Luckenbach

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

“Class Fatigue” vs. “The Joy of Riding”

    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”

Mancation – Considering the Weather (and Other Factors)

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)