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Pushed it too far riding

Well last weekend was good right up until I pushed it all a bit too far on the ride Sunday and messed my head up again. I rode the bike over to Prineville via the Crooked River Canyon, then over to Smith Rock for pics, then hit Lower Bridge Road …

Bandit-O Bye Bye

The Bland-It found a new home recently. I sold it on August 22–less than two weeks after buying it. That makes the Bandit the shortest-lived motorbike I’ve ever owned. I didn’t even consider shedding a tear as it left the shop–aside from the $300 a paid for my mistake (bought …

Meet my Suzuki Bland-It

Nope that’s not a typo. I meant to put the “L” in there. I did mean to call the bike bland. But let me explain… I went on vacation a little while ago and came back and sold my 2008 WR250R the very next day. I was thrilled. Finally I …

Riding season is in full swing

Riding Season has been going full-bore here in Central Oregon. We’ve even had enough rain to keep the dust down lately, making for a great time to be hitting the fire roads around here. Unfortunately I haven’t been riding much. A job change about a month and a half ago–back …

And the two-moto dream was reborn

So it didn’t last long…me down to just the WR250R. Back in April I acquired my third Ural. This one is a 2010 Patrol with just under 10K kilometers on the odometer. It also has almost every farkle you can put on one of these things already installed. The Patrol …

The two-moto dream died today

Back in early November 2013 I sold the DRZ400. I’d been sitting on the money, watching CraigsList, waiting. Getting tempted. Back around that time I got tempted to use the money to remodel the garage for Dawn to have an office. Then I got tempted in December to use the …

Riding on my birthday in the middle of winter

Though not on the Ural Patrol that’s set as the featured image on this post. More on that later. The important thing is that once again this year I was able to ride a motorcycle on my birthday weekend–in the middle of winter. This used to be completely unheard of …

First ride of 2014

Had my first two rides on the WR last weekend. Both were short–think I went a grand total of 32 miles over Saturday and Sunday. Still, this was the first ride for me in three months. It really felt great to be on a bike again and the WR made …

DRZ and the Monster both gone

The darn concussion. I kept pushing and pushing until finally on that last ride on the Monster, I managed to totally set myself back again symptom-wise. That over the river and through the woods ride turned out to be the last of 2013. I parked the bikes–both of them–and didn’t …