A response to “One Bike to Rule them All”

After publishing my newsletter about on “One Bike to Rule Them All,” I got emails from fellow riders on their experiences owning multiple motorcycles. Kaz Uzunoglu, a very good friend and global motorcycle tour guide extraordinaire sent me a rationale for the six bikes in his garage. It is so… Continue reading

Blue Diamond, Black Diamond, what’s the difference?

In the mid-1980s, while at AT&T, I extended a trip in Colorado to go skiing. I chose a spot called Hidden Valley Resort. It wasn’t so much for tourists, but close to Denver, so ideal for one-day trips by the locals. I had no clue that bravado, stupidity, chauvinism and… Continue reading

The One Bike to Rule Them All

My good friend, Rich Marin, in a situation where one bit of bad news was followed by another, flipped it around and came out smelling like a rose and the owner of a like-new BMW 1250GSA at a smokin’ deal.  Rich appears as enthralled with his new GS as I… Continue reading

Yeah, try that backward and one-handed

One of my “beats” when writing for Motorcycle Consumer News was training schools.  I loved going to them, ate up learning new riding techniques, and enjoyed writing about them.  Things I’d always considered impossible on a motorcycle, at least for me, turned out to be doable with expert instruction, patience,… Continue reading

Yeah, but do you have a finger from a dead pirate?

Our home in Pasadena had become the “go to” spot for Thanksgiving (and occasionally Christmas) for Maggie’s sister and the Stickney family.  We loved having Diana, Joe and their children around, and Ginger was in heaven with all her Arizona cousins on her turf. I’m not sure where the idea… Continue reading