Category Archives: Road Stories

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Cut short

One lane slowly rolls by…and I have time to burn the image indelibly into my memory. Black blood and brain material. Splattered. The body not even covered by a blanket yet. The cops just trying to do traffic and not … Continue reading

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Keep the faith…

Have you seen Bagdad Cafe? The 1987 film stars an unknown Marianne Sägebrecht along with Jack Palance (and others) in what is ultimately a cute and heartwarming tale. It’s also known as Out of Rosenheim in the foreign market. If … Continue reading

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The Dragon…on The Dragon…on the Tail of the Dragon.

Had a good run last week! Around 4000 miles. Nobody died and I only broke a few things.

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Accidental Travelage

Went to lunch with a friend…had to pick from the Meyer motor-pool. May have accidentally grabbed the bike keys. Holy crap that felt good!!!!! Wife: “Did your doctors tell you that you could ride?” Me: “Ahem…Technically….they never told me I … Continue reading

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On neglecting your mistress…

2/12/2018: Ya know what a Dragon does when you’ve been riding her nearly daily for over 17 years and you suddenly ignore her for several weeks? Continue reading

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Moments…

“Life is available only in the present moment. If you abandon the present moment you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply.” –Thich Nhat Hanh Moments. Sometimes a blur, hardly observed. Other times, a distinct event to be … Continue reading

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Obligations…

We’re running with the shadows of the night So baby take my hand, it’ll be all right Surrender all your dreams to me tonight They’ll come true in the end…* Moving rapidly through the deep Texas night, navigating the wife’s … Continue reading

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Side effects…

10/11/17: I don’t think I can get ’em to cut it down another FIFTEEN inches… Continue reading

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Little things add up…

Stitch, the second Valkyrie, (so named HERE) came to me with some issues. All were minor…this machine has (for a Valkyrie) very few miles on it, but little things add up. In this case, she had several “signs” of previous … Continue reading

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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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