SideStand Up: the end of an era

September 18, 2013 Motorcycling

Recently, I participated in the chat room and listened to the last episode of an online radio program/podcast of “the world’s largest motorcycle podcast,” SideStand Up, hosted by Tom Lowdermilk. It was a sad moment, but also one of accolades and congratulations, for Tom and his crew were ending on a high note. Sad because […]

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Helmets, helmets and old helmets

July 29, 2013 Motorcycling

Some riders have two, three, four or more motorcycles in the garage. I have one. But, I have four helmets in the closet. Two of them get used regularly. I decided recently to take the oldest one for a spin, and it re-opened my eyes to a different view. I bought that open-face helmet in […]

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2013 International Motorcycle Show–Indianapolis

February 18, 2013 Destination

It’s a first. The International Motorcycle Show came to Indianapolis with it’s big sponsor Progressive Insurance. It used to be Cycle World, but somewhere along the way, sponsors changed. Anyway, I wanted to write a short report—perspective from an attendee. Originally, the show was to be at the Lucas Oil Stadium, but the venue was […]

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A Conversation with Liz Jansen

December 4, 2012 Conversations

Liz Jansen started riding motorcycles when she was a kid, and grew up molded into the norms of society. But, leading up to 2003, she became dissatisfied with the direction her life was taking, and decided to make some changes. In 2003, she took a two-month long odyssey to think and reflect on what her […]

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Test riding the new Moto Guzzi V7 Stone

November 3, 2012 Motorcycling

I finally got that test ride. AND … well … here are my thoughts and what I’m going to do. Thanks for watching. See you on the highway. Brent

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Oh, oh! A 2014 V-Strom DL1000 concept

October 7, 2012 Motorcycling

It must be the turning economy for the manufacturers to be putting out new motorcycles. BMW is producing a water-cooled boxer engine and now, when everyone thought the Suzuki DL1000 was history and they were just cleaning out inventory, the company announces a concept bike for 2014 … with pictures at the German motorcycle show […]

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1st look at the 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone

October 2, 2012 Motorcycling

I have been waiting anxiously for the 2013 Moto Guzzi V7s to arrive in dealerships, and as luck would have it, the local dealer here in the Phoenix area, just took one—their first one—out of the crate. Arriving first are the V7 Stone models. The Specials will arrive next January or February. The V7 Stone […]

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