Monthly Archives: March 2016

Appalachian foothills in the Bluegrass State

It’s been a crazy week, and it’s only Wednesday. If I’ve not already mentioned, I do a little writing during the evening on rainy days, but for the most part the vast majority of my blogging is done on my … Continue reading

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Moto Guzzi, the other Italian Motorcycle

The Saturday before last (3/12) I decided I wanted to check out another motorcycle dealer in Cincinnati; I’d seen several of their Craig’s List ads and it really wasn’t that far from home. As it turns out, Cadre Cycle in … Continue reading

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Progressive International Motorcycle Show, Chicago: Indian Motorcycle Highlights

While I’ve often said I’ve never met a motorcycle I didn’t like, I’m probably a certified Indian fanboy. Admittedly, I’m a little disappointed in the Thunderstroke 111 performance I’ve seen up to this point, but I assume it’s very similar … Continue reading

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Progressive International Motorcycle Show, Chicago: Ducati Motorcycles, Highlights of Desmodromic Supermodels

Right or wrong, I can’t fight the perception that Ducati is the epitome of (street) motorcycle performance. That being said, I can picture myself on an R1, but I don’t foresee myself in the saddle of a 1299 cc, tire … Continue reading

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Hiking and Mountain Biking: Rediscovering an Old Hobby

If my wife is reading this right now, she might injure herself rolling her eyes so hard. I have a few hobbies… to say the least (golf, hiking, motorcycles, ice hockey…). As a salty Army Veteran, my rucksack is like … Continue reading

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Progressive International Motorcycle Show, Chicago: KTM, Highlights from Team Orange

Like Ducati, I can’t help but feel like KTM runs some sort of unicorn factory. What do I mean, unicorn factory? Take the 1290 Super Adventure for instance, the 1301 cc engine makes 160 HP, while the bike weighs 505 … Continue reading

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Progressive International Motorcycle Show, Chicago: Yamaha Motorcycles Highlights

Stumbling into the Yamaha booth I was immediately taken by the DT-07 flat tracker display. Flat track is on my “to-do” list this year, hopefully I’ll get a chance to see this concept make its way onto the track for … Continue reading

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