Nathaniel Salzman

Chicago area designer, writer, maker and journalist.

Nathaniel Salzman

innagural2011
April 4, 2011

Ride log: 2011′s Inaugural Ride

April 2, 2011 β€” It was mostly cloudy, about 50ΒΊ F and my Vespa was finally back in my garage. I’d been itching to ride, but I had a more practical need. This coming weekend I take delivery of a rather large motorcycle β€” a 1983 Honda GL1100. With all of an hour of riding - Read More -

sushi_700
March 25, 2011

An amazing meal, the first of many

I’m a big fan of Anthony Bourdain. From his breakout book Kitchen Confidential to his fantastic Travel Channel show No Reservations, I don’t know of anyone doing better experiential non-fiction writing right now. Because of my own trip to Asia in 2005, I’ve always been able to appreciate and relate to his traveling, and just - Read More -

firstCustom700
March 15, 2011

My first custom motorcycle

I might as well admit it. I’d rather ride, build and customize motorcycles than do almost anything else. I want to build bikes from scratch. I want to take old machines and breathe new life into them. I want to customize scooters from the wheels up. I’m slowly maneuvering my life and career to make - Read More -

650Sold
March 6, 2011

Sold: 1980 Honda CB650

So that’s that. I am now sans-motorcycle. A nice guy and his dad came buy this morning and nabbed my CB650. He got a good deal, and the bike went to a good home. It’s going to be his first bike that’s all his. It ought to serve him well.

biketobe
March 3, 2011

The bike to be

[UPDATE] There’s been a change of plans. It’s a good change, but it’ll likely mean a delay of as much as a month. I’ll no longer be doing the Milwaukee GL. Apologies to the seller. I recently wrote about my lust for the naked GL. It’s a very cool bike that would not only fit - Read More -

LustGL_700
February 3, 2011

My lust for the naked Honda GL

Also known as the “Naked Goldwing”, the 1975-1985 Honda GL-series motorcycle is a bike that’s currently growing in popularity among custom motorcycle enthusiasts. I’ve seen a couple here in the TC and it’s really a striking thing. We’re all used to seeing the Goldwing resplendent with full fairings and enormous saddlebags and rear trunks motoring - Read More -

ForSale_700
January 23, 2011

My motorcycle is for sale

Now that I’ve had a bike for a season, I have a much better idea of what kind of motorcycle I really want to ride. As much as I enjoy my CB650, I want other things. It’s not you, it’s me. So the bike is up for sale. You can see the craigslist ad here. - Read More -

HomeMess
January 1, 2011

Ride Log: A weekend away. A motorcycle adventure.

September 24, 2010 β€” Growing up in the south, my social sphere consisted almost exclusively of people I knew from church. Even through high school and college, most of the people I hung out with were related one way or another to that social context. Since moving to the Twin Cities as an adult, my - Read More -

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