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August 2014

Playing visiting author for a day

Thanks to the Johnson County Public Library system, the Greenwood Public Library and the Edinburgh Wright-Hageman Public Library, all in Johnson County, Indiana, for inviting me over today to kickstart their month-long County-Wide Read program, with a motorcycle and bicycle theme. A small but very engaged audience came out on a rainy afternoon and asked a lot […]

Five random thoughts from the 2014 Red Bull Indianapolis GP

Marc Márquez recorded a little piece of history by matching Mick Doohan’s string of 10 straight premier-class victories, Moto3 provided typically great racing, the revamped infield road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway pleased everyone, and the weather stayed good in almost miraculous fashion (we could actually see dark clouds and lightning on the western […]

Did Harley-Davidson compromise the LiveWire to make it more Harley-like?

Even if Harley-Davidson never builds or sells a single LiveWire electric motorcycle, the project has been a success, just from the reams of publicity it has generated. Magazines and websites that probably didn’t even know electric motorcycles existed were suddenly writing about the LiveWire because the dominant motorcycle manufacturer in the United States did something […]