What in the World is Going On With Dealers These Days?

Is it me or are the people who own/ manage motorcycle shops complete idiots? Up to this point in my life it hasn’t mattered which side of the country I’m on, from California, to NC, to Florida, every time I go into a shop, I get attitude… bad attitude. What is it with you dealers out there? Do you make it a part of the job description that employees have…

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Bottled Water – Have We Gone Completely Mad?

Have we all gone completely mad? Americans are spending over $15 billion a year on bottled water. What on earth is wrong with us? Why are we willing to spend as much as for water as we are for gasoline? At $4.49 gallon we have to be crazy. We all piss and moan about the cost of fuel but do we ever stop when the cashier rings up the liter…

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Passion

The word passion is a wonderful one. It can be applied to many different situations from romance to religion. It has many synonyms: fervor, enthusiasm, zeal, each in its own way describing the intense emotion or keen interest that exists at that moment in time. The kind of emotion that inspires the level of focus required of a person to achieve greatness. Another word, very similar to passion is the…

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Making Things Happen

Have you ever done something on a whim, just for the sake of doing it? Without any sort of plan, only to find the end result wasn’t what you had anticipated? Could be something as benign as asking your GF to come to the track and hang out. Sounds simple enough, but you didn’t think to bring a chair for her, or suggest she bring a magazine to look at…

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Speed Is Relative…

Here’s a little something that always makes me feel better when I go to the track and some other rider passes me like I’m standing on the side of the track making sandwiches . relativism: The doctrine that no ideas or beliefs are universally true but that all are, instead, “relative” — that is, their validity depends on the circumstances in which they are applied. It gives me something of…

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Expectations…

Expectation: (noun) confident belief or strong hope that a particular event will happen. In my conversations with people lately the topic of expectations has been coming up more and more often, usually presenting itself one way or another in the form of frustration. An expectation, which is a belief that is centered on the future, may or may not be realistic. In the case of uncertainty, expectation is what is…

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Thanks To Those Who Have Helped

It’s December and we are working our last issue of the year. It’s a good thing whenever anniversaries come by they give a moment to pause and reflect, to sit back and look at the things that happened during the year that has passed. In this column I have bitched about the high cost of motorcycling, pondered the importance of patience, I have contemplated my fear of gap jumps and…

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Fear and Doubt… What’s it All About?

This past weekend I went with two riders from the EDM wrecking crew to a local track to play ride. Jaime and I were new to this track, Paul had been before. It was a fast natural terrain outdoor MX track with a few medium sized gap jumps, uphill-downhill sections and soft loamy dirt. I arrived a little late and the 2-stroke 250/ 450 class was already on the track….

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