Health Issue (Part 3 of 3): “Oh, oh, something is wrong – no, really wrong.”

Recovery from my April 2015 OHS (open heart surgery) seemed to be going splendidly except for a persistent cough.  It would just not go away. Recovering in San Diego, we consulted respiratory experts at Scripps Memorial Hospital, but no cause was found.  Back at Mayo in Phoenix, experts diagnosed it… Continue reading

Health Issues (Part 2 of 3): Yes, they operated on kids back then.

Face it, at my age (69), a primary topic of conversation with friends relates to health and our various ailments. When younger, this drove me nuts. I swore to never indulge this sort of behavior.  But that was before I had health issues to trump nearly everyone elses. My 1965… Continue reading

Health Issues (Part 1 of 3): You’re not going to believe this!

Having Open Heart Surgery at 15 years old in the summer of 1965, I became somewhat of a medical anomaly. As unusual and traumatic as that was, I managed to up the ante 50 years later and heart issues have been my primary concern the past few years. I’ve broken this story into 3 short bite size “parts.” Continue reading

Rupes Bigfoot Ibrid Nano Polisher

Detailing a motorcycle is not considered a sane activity. Rather, rarely paying attention to the cosmetic condition of one’s muddy mount can be a badge of honor. Alternatively, a slow, methodical bike cleaning method allows examining the bike, checking for loose fasteners. It’s common to find something needing attention. I’ve never felt the need for anything beyond normal motorcycle cleaners, a few good rags and some wax, until now. Continue reading

ClampTite Tool

The annual SEMA (Special Equipment Market Association) industry trade show draws hundreds of thousands of auto dealers, specialty equipment distributors, installers, retailers and restoration shops to Las Vegas every November. Most appealing to me are smaller vendors who solve specific problems in new and creative ways—especially when it involves motorcycles. A prime example at this year’s SEMA show was ClampTite. Continue reading