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19 March 2019

Yesterday I put gas in the Harley. As this was a short half-mile trip to the gas station I did not wear my boots, leather jacket or motorcycling pants. Just Timberlands shoes (with no ankle protection), khakis and a long-sleeved shirt. I did wear gloves and the helmet, but it felt so wrong. The advisory is ATGATT - All The Gear All The Time - and I normally do this. Dress for the slide, not the ride. On the way up and back I kept thinking, "Great. The one time I don't wear all my stuff, just watch, I'll run into a car or something." This is a time when being superstitious is a good thing. Anyway - I made the trip unscathed.

18 March 2019

My motorcycle ride on Friday was to Front Royal to visit a Confederate museum that I have passed by a number of times but have never seen. Sadly, I did not double check its operating schedule. They don't open until April! But it wasn't a wasted trip - the ride down there and back was very pleasant. VIDEO. Route 5…

Knees in the Breeze

11 December 2018

Merry Christmas! I'm in the process of buying a 2016 Harley-Davidson Road King! It's the black police bike I linked to yesterday. (Photo) I have to either wire the money to Classic Iron in Fredericksburg or bring them a cashier's check today; I might even be able to ride it home depending upon road conditions down there. (They got eight inches of snow on Sunday night, but I'm told that Route 1 and I-95 are both clear and dry. It was sunny and above freezing yesterday and the forecast is for the same today as well.) Obviously, more on this later!

I did a quick oil change on Marva, my Suzuki Boulevard, yesterday. That bike is in great shape! Anyone want to buy it?

10 December 2018

On Friday I took a bike ride down to Fredericksburg and investigated Harley Road Kings at Classic Iron. The one I'm looking at is a black 2016 police bike. That is to say it's a police model; with only 2,000 miles on it.

I don't think it ever spent any time in use by…

On Two Wheels...

21 Dec 2017 While in Utah we visited a couple of Harley-Davidson stores and investigated the idea of learning how to ride. My daughter and son-in-law are for it. My wife is for it. Most surprisingly, my father-in-law doesn't mind the idea of my riding his daughter around on the back of a Harley! So is this The Next Thing? I'm not sure. I was wondering when The Next Thing would make itself apparent to me. 28 Dec 2017 Yesterday my son and I ventured into Fairfax and looked at electric guitars and Harleys. I was shown a really nice 2017 Street King - but, no. I need to learn to ride first. The salesman hopefully suggested that if I buy the bike first I'll have the motivation to learn to ride. Why, of course! But that's not going to happen. I don't do things that way. 1 Jan 2018 On Saturday Cari and I visited the nearby Harley-Davidson dealership in Fairfax; we looked at a nice $18,000 Road King. Both got on it, in fact. But you know what? I think I prefer the Indian Springf…