Axiom 51 says, “If you leave it to the weenies, the weenies will win.” The only way to defeat weenie-ism is to take back the territory the weenies think they own. Take high school and college “notable alumni” lists on Wikipedia, for example. So far, to judge by my highly unscientific and casual check, 100 [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
Motorheads Unite! Seize The Sites! Do you know someone who should be included on a “notable alumni” list?
Photographer : From the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame collection
Is racing a technique to be studied and learned—a high-speed intelligence test? Or it is just a testosterone dare among risk-seeking deviates? Most of the dramatic movies I’ve seen that had a racing theme have taken the latter view. Racers are presented as helpless speed addicts who heedlessly go faster and faster until they are [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
Never underestimate the power of fantasy! Before Englishman Christopher Cockerell could build that first hovercraft in his Norfolk shed, he had to imagine it. And once the Ministry of Defense took it off their “secret” list in 1959, it wasn’t long before giant hovercraft were carrying 400 passengers and 50 cars at a time back [...]Read Full Post | Comments(4)
This just in: BMW has announced that new liquid-cooled 2013 R1200GS, the bike making a huge splash on our upcoming April, 2013, cover, will have an MSRP of $15,800. That, however, is for a base model that won’t likely be stocked by BMW’s 140 dealers. When bikes start arriving in mid-March, the vast majority of [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
California Highway Patrol Releases Endorsed Lane Splitting Guidelines CHP goes on record about lane filtering by motorcyclists.
I’ve lived in California my entire life and have spent the past three decades riding streetbikes. I’m fortunate to enjoy one of the greatest liberties a motorcyclist will ever experience: The freedom of movement when traffic has slowed to a crawl or is stopped. I am a lane-splitter. California is currently the only state in [...]Read Full Post | Comments(63)