Category Archives: Moto Philosophy

The Motorcycle Cheapskate: Defining Value

When folks ask me how I got into motorcycles, the answer is some variation of:“After watching a movie with a sweet motorcycle, I used $4 a gallon gas to justify buying a scooter.” For whatever it’s worth, the movie was … Continue reading

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The 13 Motorcyclists You’ll Meet

Over the years that I’ve been riding motorcycles, the topic of segmentation and polarity comes up frequently in conversation. Cruiser people versus sportbike people versus commuters; greybeards and teenage fools… The longer I ride, despite the discussion about tribalism, I … Continue reading

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Why Do You Ride a Motorcycle?

Everyone rides for different reasons. For me it’s the adventure, the challenge, and the solitude. Why do you ride a motorcycle? Continue reading

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What’s a Good Motorcycle “Day Ride”?

I’m starting to feel like a good day’s ride is ten miles and not two feet further. While things have been a shade easier, Mother Nature really hasn’t let up since my recent recount of winter weather. As painful as it … Continue reading

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What do you want from Harley-Davidson?

Early this week I caught this news snippet regarding Harley-Davidson’s announcement about the closure of the Kansas City manufacturing plant. That news, while tragic, is unfortunately not particularly surprising after so many recent articles have been written about declining sales … Continue reading

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What is the Perfect Motorcycle Ride?

Last weekend I rolled up to Ada, Ohio (think cornfields… lots of cornfields…), for the Run 4 Your Life (R4YL) ride. That event took me from Ada, over to Coshocton County (OH) and then on to Fayetteville, West Virginia. I … Continue reading

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Moto Philosophy: Charity and the “Poker Run”

The “Biker” stereotype has certainly been dulled in my lifetime. While still alive, in general, there has been significant growth in the number of motorcyclists, and therefore greater “acceptance” that motorcyclists aren’t societal deviants. What non-motorcyclists may or may not … Continue reading

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