Category Archives: Road Stories

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What’s In a Name?

Those of you that have been reading along for a while may recall my propensity for naming my machines…my belief…or suspicion at least…that as they are designed, maintained, and fitted to be an extension of our will…a manifestation of our … Continue reading

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Attitudes….

“You can’t be here…” says the pimply-faced kid disguised as a store clerk. I was sitting cross-legged on the burning-hot concrete in one of “his” parking places, digging chunks of brown glass out of the tires on my machine with … Continue reading

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One too many adventures…

One too many mis-adventures for The Dragon I guess… These are a pair of rather hefty steel kickstand brackets…a broken one and the replacement… Out of all the things I’ve smacked, worn out, bent, etc on that bike…this thing is … Continue reading

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Instincts…

Instincts. We have ’em…in spades. Problem is we’re taught from birth to ignore them…those “feelings” and warnings dismissed as primitive and unsuitable in civilized society. We also seem to have recently acquired a good dose of “entitlement”…we SHOULD be safe…anytime … Continue reading

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I wonder…

I wonder if they think about me…later…the ones that almost kill me… They run me out of my lane or pull out in front of me without looking. Some run up on my tail at speeds that make it impossible … Continue reading

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Weary…

A balmy Texas fall morning…one of those that stirs the soul…and summons the demons…the predawn light and racing clouds adding an atmosphere of adventure…or perhaps menace…depending on my interpretation of it. It’s difficult…this morning….that my perception won’t settle for one … Continue reading

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The Light-Side of the Dark

Fuel management…it’s a thing…especially when your range before reserve maxes out at 140 miles or so… My normally aggressive throttle habits and the “not conservative” speed limits found here can radically shorten that range. In a state where I can … Continue reading

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Never gonna stop…

Sleep wouldn’t come. The Dragon called. I tweaked the wife on the butt, rolled out of bed, and quietly dressed. It was time to ride. Something’s at the edge of your mind You don’t know what it is… Weaving through … Continue reading

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The Race…

I pulled the big cruiser up to the light…just to the right of a Dodge Viper. Gorgeous hunk of iron…or plastic…or whatever it is. Doesn’t really matter. Nice form. Art in motion. Art sitting still for that matter. It had … Continue reading

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Of Monsters and Men

A long night run home. Always pleasant…the magic of the Texas sky, the cool air, the powerful machine responding to the whims of my soul and fractional, precision inputs to the controls, and a warm and willing woman waiting at … Continue reading

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