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One for the Road: Getting there

The street in front of my house is a county road, moderately busy during morning and evening rush hours and with a random trickle of traffic in between. It’s a connector of sorts between the Interstate and the two-lane U.S. highway that runs through my town, and because of that, motorcyclists take this road quite regularly. There are a lot ...

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One for the Road: Who moved your cheese?

Riding down the Garden State Parkway on New Year’s Day, I’m pondering all the changes that have transpired last year. Well, over the past few years. OK, if I really want to be honest, nothing in my life has ever stayed the same for very long. Just as I’m getting comfortable with a situation, wham! The rug is pulled out ...

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One for the Road: Never say never

“I’ll never buy a new bike again.” That was my line of thinking back in 2003 when I acquired my gently-used 2000 FXD with only a few thousand miles on the clock. I figured, why pay a premium price when I can wait a few years and buy a still-great bike for a lot less cash? Since then, the Dyna ...

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One for the Road: Where am I?

Much as I love tech toys for my motorcycles, there a few I’ve resisted. One of those is a Global Positioning System, more commonly known as GPS. In my early years of riding, I would just mark up a map, stow it in my saddlebag and refer to it when needed, or maybe write out the directions on a piece ...

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One for the Road: Spreading the gospel

“You meet the nicest people on a Honda.” That simple phrase, which was Honda’s then-risky, yet wildly successful, advertising campaign in the early 60’s, won over a multitude of Americans who were either indifferent to motorcycling or thought of bike riders as the dregs of society. Since then, there have been many ambassadors of our sport, from champion racers to ...

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Southern Rail: Riverdance

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus stated, “No man ever steps into the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” Of course that applies to most things in life and, to a rider, it has special significance when concerning the highway. During the last 12 years since coming on board with THUNDER ...

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One for the Road: Two degrees of separation

It’s rare that I get to spend a holiday at home, with no big plans, and this Memorial Day I was looking forward to a quiet, peaceful weekend around the house. That is, until I got an invitation from Diva Dawn to join her and her husband John on a trip to New Hope, Pennsylvania, for the 3rd annual Rock ...

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Southern Rail: Fountain of youth

May 11, I rolled out of bed early, invigorated and anxious, ready for one fine day. By five o’clock the coffee was ready and I was out of the shower and dressed, headed out to the shop, a spring in my step and a song in my heart. It was May 11 and I was 62 years old. In celebration ...

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