The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.

Yesterday was an open house at Twisted Throttle out in New Dundee. I’ve gone for the last few years because our club’s president has close ties to the ownership out there and we always held one club meeting at this event. As these guys cater to the Adventure Bike community it was good for them …

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My new book will be available on the Kindle platform within the next twelve hours.  I’ve decided to share the first chapter here in my blog.  This is a very personal book for me as it covers my travels for the last eight years and why I’m driven to do them but it also shows …

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As I’ve said before, I love old vehicles, the more hand crafted the better.  With vintage stuff a good chunk of the machine is out there in front of God and everybody to see.  If modern machines have gotten wrong, it’s hiding everything under a cover of blacked aluminum.  It reduces an engine to a …

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Every ounce of weight shaved off of a mechanical platform is translated into increased speed.  Or as Newton put it, F=M*A.  Lots of builders have used some exotic (and expensive because speed costs)  materials over the years.  Titanium, Electron and other Magnesium alloys, different grades of Aluminum have all been used and the latest holy …

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So, one last bike show before the cold breaks and we get back out there on two wheels.  This show’s vintage theme was, “Bikes of the Century.”  I’m guessing nothing with a 2000 in its age then.  I rode in.  Sure the thermometer read -6C but when you’ve just spent $1100 on getting your bike …

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