My history with the Iron Butt Association’s SaddleSore 1000 is a bit spotty, but I finally had a mostly problem-free experience doing a 1,000 miles in 24 hours ride on July 8.
Several of the big box home improvement stores offer a version of a horizontal eight-gallon air compressor at a reasonable price. My recent purchase of one such compressor got me started on researching just how much I could do with it – without spending a fortune on tools.
After publishing the first and second stories in my Moto Friends series, I realized I was remiss in not mentioning several people who are more than worthy of inclusion. Joe Hansen I met Joe at the 2018 AMA Flat Track Grand Championship. I was covering the event for my full-time job and Joe was hired…… Continue reading More Moto Friends
This is the second half of my story about friends I’ve made through motorcycling.
During the time I worked at Iron Pony Motorsports, I saw bunch of people that I’d met through motorcycling and hadn’t spent time with since before the pandemic. That set of experiences made me realize how much motorcycling has enriched my life through the many friends and acquaintances I’ve made through it.
For my first several motorcycle tours, packing for the trip was an event unto itself. When I began doing overnight motorcycle trips regularly, I developed a method to simplify the packing process that saves time and reduces pre-trip stress.
For some, motorcycling is best practiced by hopping on a bike and leaving the driveway without a destination in mind. For those of us with full-time jobs, significant others, side hustles and the like, a little planning can help you get the most out of a riding season. For me, planning the next riding season…… Continue reading How I Plan a Riding Season
The 2021 riding season didn’t pan out the way I’d hoped, but this was year I got back on track with road riding.
I joined the MSTA in 2014 and had aimed to attend the annual Fall Colors Rally every year since. Family commitments, bike problems, and – all too often – lack of funds at the end of the riding season made me put off attending the Lewisburg, W.Va., event each fall. This year, I finally managed…… Continue reading My First MSTA Fall Colors Rally
After riding an old favorite on Friday and enjoying a short expedition along Ohio’s north shore on Saturday, I rounded out the Labor Day weekend with an about 250-mile route through north-central Ohio’s rolling terrain.