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June 2014

Summer road trip: The rain stays mainly in Maine

What I did on my summer vacation? Not exactly. First of all, when you’re self-employed (or at least if you’re self-employed and like me), you never really have a normal “vacation,” in the sense of free time doing nothing. All my vacations are working vacations. As I’ve explained to friends and strangers alike, when you’re a […]

The Ducati career-killer claims Cal

As the Ducati Desmosedici enters its second decade of destroying promising MotoGP riders’ careers and battering their spirits, spare a moment to commiserate with Cal Crutchlow. He recently had to tweet about winning a team bicycle race because, as he noted himself, it’s likely the only race on two wheels he’ll win this year. From […]

The end of the road, and the beginning

This is literally the end of the road, and also where my ride began. It was about 40 years ago on this gravel driveway that I first rode a motorcycle, a neglected Honda 50 step-through. The Daytona is not ideal for the surface, but it sure is prettier than the Honda was. June is here, […]