Some people say going for a ride on the first day of the year brings good luck for the following 364 days. That’s probably just an excuse to ride, but in the gray days of winter at these latitudes, I’ll take what I can get.
In the waning days of December, the nights come early and the tendency to look back comes easily. For me, the year of riding was far from the best or the worst. For some, riding a motorcycle is a hobby, maybe even an expensive and time-consuming one, like playing golf or owning a boat. These […]
We humans like nice, big, round numbers. So inevitably, I’ve had nothing but positive reactions when I’ve told people about my 1997 Triumph Speed Triple rolling over 100,000 miles.
The road goes on forever and the party never ends… Old #motorcycle joy. pic.twitter.com/UIFyXEGC5P — Lance Oliver (@lancekoliver) July 3, 2015
My old Speed Triple, the one motorcycle I’ve ridden more than any other, has seen very light duty in recent years. In large part, that was because of an intermittent electrical problem that made me reluctant to ride it, because I didn’t know if it would start when we needed to get back home.
A colleague had a couple of bikes for sale, and had recently bought another used one, so I was asking him if this was part of a strategic master plan to realign his fleet of (mostly old) motorcycles, or just typical buying and selling activity for him. It turned out to be the latter, but […]
I’ve lost count of how many motorcycles I’ve ridden over the years, though I was able to add up the number of brands, which came to 14. Those hundred-plus motorcycles (all of them street-legal, by the way) ranged in size from 50 cc to an 1800 cc Honda Gold Wing. In the U.S. of A., […]
Yesterday, as the overly moneyed and under IQed owner of a Range Rover futilely tried to out-accelerate my 650cc Kawasaki Versys from a stoplight, no doubt so he could jump in front of me before the road dropped from four lanes to two a quarter of a mile ahead, and then hold me up for […]