Monthly Archives: July 2017

Mr. Tanner’s Motorcycle

While mowing grass one summer, I was listening to my hand-me-up iPod (a grandson’s device, passed up to the older generation when better ones ,that only young people can understand and operate, came along) and an old song from the … Continue reading

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Gorillas and the Missed

By now most of us have heard of the “Invisible Gorilla” experiment in which subjects were assigned to watch a video of men passing a basketball back and forth and count how many times certain players got the ball. In … Continue reading

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Counting Carbs

  The old Bultaco trials bike will not run, purpose built elegant machine so beautiful in its spare form, capable of magic in others hands and sometimes amusement in my own, so efficient in action, now a silent lump as … Continue reading

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The Ducati Scrambler

It’s impossible to pick “the” favorite bike out of my ¬†fifty-plus year checkered past on two wheels, but “a” favorite was my 1966 Ducati Scrambler 250. It was the first brand-new machine I purchased with my own earnings and it … Continue reading

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Napping Dogs

I am sometimes asked about Simon, “What kind of dog is he?”. Though he may look remarkably like a poodle, he is in fact a Napping Dog (“Canis Nappus”), a highly specialized breed cultivated for generations to facilitate the human … Continue reading

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Summer of 1984

A friend posted a “motorcycle photo challenge” on Facebook recently and it got me sifting through old albums to find appropriate images. As pictures often do, these sparked memories (always a good thing for the aging brain) of adventures past. … Continue reading

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