Read these! or not.

Reading and listening to books helps me pass a lot of activities here in the Phoenix heat.  You might have seen my take on Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by now, but if not, it is here.  I loved it so much I read it twice and ordered all… Continue reading

Top TV Pick # 9: Social Media and Anonymity  

Andy Kessler in the Wall Street Journal on January 24, 2021, suggested that ending anonymity could fix social media.  Yesterday, Feb. 1, 2021, Mike Masnick wrote a rebuttal to Andy’s column in techdirt, saying it was a bad idea and it wouldn’t help.  Here’s the thing, they’re both right in… Continue reading

Have You Ever Met a Lazy Genius?

Odd, but I’m becoming increasingly sensitive to remarks praising equipment or someone’s “God-given talent,” particularly in areas where I have experience.  Whether watching a consistent top finisher at a track day and hearing other riders speculate about engine horsepower, advanced suspension set up and tire choices or seeing a circulating… 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