About Me

DCIM123GOPROI’m Drew, Army Veteran, Mechanical Engineer, and self diagnosed motorcycle-aholic. While I have been a man of many hobbies, in the past five years anything and everything on two wheels has taken over my life. In the search for a winter outlet in the frozen tundra of Ohio in January, I started this blog in the hopes of sharing the stories of my urban and rural travels, fits with motorcycle maintenance, and obsessions with the next new bike I can’t live without.

Last year I put over 15,000 miles on my Triumph, which was a personal best, but I still missed significant opportunities to ride. I typically commute to work whenever possible; which can be tricky considering Ohio weather, downtown construction (ongoing for like a decade now…), and the fact I have to bring dress clothes to the office. A snow free weekend typically means that I will be looking to take a two wheeled adventure for a late lunch; hang around long enough and you’re likely to find tips on the tasty mom & pop spots in the Tri-State area. If I’m riding solo for the day I typically seek out the twisty back-roads, the less traveled the better. If I manage to ease off the throttle, I stop and take a few photos of whatever I might find while wandering. I consume an unhealthy amount of motorcycle related media each week, if I’m blessed with photo opportunities out on the ride or someone writes something pithy from the big name motorcycle magazines I plan on sharing something each week.

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20 Responses to About Me

  1. MotoCynic says:

    It’s awesome that whenever I read a motorcyclist’s bio I can hear the echos of my own. The passion motorcycles bring out in us is so universal. Thanks for writing about your adventures!

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  2. Stephanie Smith says:

    Hey Drew! I was also at the Triumph Dragon Raid in ’14 (you mentioned you were I believe on another section of your blog). I am terrible with names, but wonder if we met. We went down with our friends who both have Triumphs…even though I was on my Honda CBR250r and my husband was in his Miata 🙂 Cherohala Skyway was fantastic, more so on the way back after the rain stopped, fog cleared and sun was out. The fast and sweeping road is really nice. Blue Ridge Parkway was also cool, though my stomach did some flip flops when I’d see the drop-offs. Not sure if we’ll make it this year, as one Triumph friend is moving to California and the other is going to be a father in August. Love your blog; looking forward to reading more, especially concerning Dayton area. I grew up north of Dayton. Plan to take a motorcycle trip up to “my parts” some time this spring and see the old stomping grounds, take pictures and of course post about it. Live in Cincinnati now. Take care!

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    • Thanks for browsing! I remember your CBR250 distinctly in fact (great looking bike); my Speedmaster wasn’t parked very far away. I’m looking forward to getting down there again this year; I hope it’s drier this time. Hopefully we’ll see you then!

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  3. nativeiowan says:

    Drew, I can offer a way to beat ol man winter… Spend part of the year in Australia… Only down side is too much ride time and no winter to rebuild the machines… Thanks for checking out my blog… https://nativeiowan.wordpress.com/.

    Vroooommmm…

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  4. dcgull01 says:

    Boy Drew, are we brothers from another mother, or what? We share the same obsession, and, the love of the very same bike! Needless to say, I have some reading to do-just to catch up with your Ohio based adventures. Maybe, you will check out mine, as I flesh them out on my blog= because, you’ve inspired me to post more of my writings on similar, yet NH based, and, from a different background stories. Never quite sure where to begin or end- I over respond on occassion- oops! I’ll read more of your adventures- now that I found you! Thanks for keeping the passion alive during the cold, Winter months! Dave

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    • Thanks Dave! Winters here have been awful over the past couple years, I’m sure even worse in your part of the country; I figured this was the best way to “weather the storm”. I plan on having more DIY stuff up soon, combined with more street eats if I’m lucking. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. dcgull01 says:

    Drew, is there any chance that you would Cosnider making & selling a few of those polyemethyle methacrylate grips to followers? I’m always looking for ways to ensure tend my season. & these would be awesome! Based on the fact that you already have a layout, the hardest part is bending it. I would probably leave MI email clear, so, paint isn’t even needed!

    Let me know what your thoughts are…

    Dave

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    • Dave,

      I’m a free-market capitalist, the thought has absolutely crossed my mind. Bike fitment is typically where the concern lies. Many folks have asked me about my hand guards and fly screen, the problem is that they’re bike specific because I use existing fasteners. Shoot me an e-mail and I’ll be happy do discuss further.

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      • dcgull01 says:

        Drew,

        We have the same bike. Mine is a 2012, and, yours is a 20xx? Without taking my Sox off, I’m guessing a ’12 as well, based on. Your 2 year ownership and 24,000 mIles so far…

        Even if you have a 2013, there is no difference between handlebars, grips, etc… Yes, I mounted bar end mirrors, but, I don’t see any issue with that. I can go back to stock, if needed! Also, pleasemail let me know what you used for grip warmers, and, whether you think they are great. I want to buy and I stall only once- if you know what I mean.

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      • 2013, yes sir. Email sent!

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  6. janaknmistry says:

    it is great to know someone who is like minded and enjoy motorcycling as much as I do. I am glad you visited my post. I am organise the rides to the northernmost point of India in the month of July, august and September. It would be great if you can make it.

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  7. gpcox says:

    A pleasure to meet you and a sincere Thank You for your service.

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    • Thanks for reading! The honor is mine, not a day goes by that I don’t call on the experience gained from the military; in the words of Brad Pitt “Best job I ever had!”

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