April 8, 2011 — I started riding two-wheeled vehicles in late 2007. Looking back on my perception of riding, of bikes in general, and of motorcycles in particular, I simply can’t believe where I’ve come to. When I bought that 1979 Vespa P200E, a large part of its appeal was precisely that it wasn’t a - Read More -
April 2, 2011 — It was mostly cloudy, about 50º 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 — a 1983 Honda GL1100. With all of an hour of riding - Read More -
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 -
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 -
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.
[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 -
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 -
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 -