To Sell or Not To Sell the 1986 HONDA XR600R?

As I stood in my garage looking at the empty space that was filled by my Honda XR600R a few minutes earlier, I wondered if he would live up to his promise. The sale went smoothly as usual, he handed me a wad of cash, shook my hand, loaded my bike into his truck, and drove off. And just like that, my bike was gone. It was a rough day…

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Mental Peace Through Motorcycles

I am so fricken mad right now! I feel like I could rip someones head off. All I can say is thank God for motorcycles! I wonder if anger and frustration are what led the pioneers of motorcycling to seek out the solace of their workshops, to be able to disappear into the black and white world of the mechanical object, or the minutia of motor work, to drift off into the buoyant sea of no complaining and no expectations.

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So Much to be Thankful For

With so much craziness going on in our world today and so many voices and hands out asking for more, saying “where is mine?” I thought I would take a moment to reflect on the things I am thankful for. I’m hopeful I will encourage you to do the same as we can all benefit from an attitude of gratitude. As Editor in Chief at EDM much dirt and asphalt…

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Sharing the Passion

October 2016 nudged the calendar to the 70th birthday for my father in law. As a gift to her dad my wife asked people he has known throughout his lifetime to write a letter to him, most of the responses tell him how he has impacted their lives. Her goal was to get 70, she received 73 or 74. You go girl! The idea was to compile a unique, hand…

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Why I Ride

Some time ago we reviewed a movie by Transworld Motocross called Why. The movie asks the question of several top level riders from many different disciplines in the moto world. Why do you ride? It’s a great movie with some excellent riding footage and interesting answers to the question. I’ve watched it several times and, as one might imagine,  it’s got me thinking about why I ride. As I sit…

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Reality Check

How many times have you wanted something but couldn’t quite bring everything together to make it happen? Somehow, some way the timing was just, off. It could be either not enough funds or not enough time. Or maybe it’s something as random as the planets are not in alignment. Whatever it is, the gears just aren’t meshing. I was talking with a friend of mine the other day and he…

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Is It Worth It?

The more I look around these days, the more confirmation I get that we have become a society of instant gratification. As a whole, people just don’t want to wait for anything anymore. I recently heard a story of a guy standing in his office break room next to the microwave oven telling it to hurry up. We want it now, and I mean right now! What has happened to…

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It Finally Happened… To Me

It’s 2:30pm on March 24th, 2011 and I just got off the phone with a fellow named David, my father’s name is David. He was telling me about this great event he rode in over the weekend, it was the season opener of the North Carolina Hare Scrambles Association, (NCHSA) series held in Union, South Carolina. It was a perfect day for the event, the sun was shining with temperatures…

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