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Conversation with FJRobert: A boy with a cushman, combat veteran, long distance rider

March 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

FJRobert told me his story in one long sweeping email. I continue to be impressed, and this may come from some sort of archetypal father/son longing, with stories of boys and their dads and the first bicycle. Robert’s tale of building his first bike with his dad echoes so many others I know of. There […]

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Conversation with Kevin Cole; 300,000 crash-free miles and going strong

March 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

I was sitting with Dave Richardson (of Guzziology fame) today and he was ribbing me about how I was filling up midliferider with other people’s words. “What a great gig you have. You get other people to do your writing for you.” Errrr, Ummmm, okay.
Leaving aside the fact that I generate plenty of […]

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Conversation with Lowell Goss: Founder of Fast3R

March 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Lowell Goss is too young to be having this much fun. (I think that’s known as a “Zimmerman” opening.)
Lowell is yet another boy-genius who has figured out a way to combine a passion for riding with making a living. Actually, he’s working hard on a new internet venture called Fast3R, so the making a living […]

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Conversation with Dylan Weiss: Part 2

March 19th, 2008 · No Comments

This is part two of an interview I did with Dylan Weiss, the genius behind Twisting Asphalt and Twist The Throttle.
How many bikes have you ridden? You must have a couple of favorites, or perhaps some that are most memorable. Give me a couple of sentences about your top five.
I honestly have no […]

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Conversation with Dylan Weiss: The man Behind Discovery Turbo; Twist The Throttle; Twisting Asphalt

March 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

It’s been a couple of weeks now, so I’ve already forgotten how I first met Dylan Weiss. Actually, that’s only sort of true. I found him while searching out more information on Ted Bishop, the author of my current favorite riding book, “Riding with Rilke.” Dylan had done an interview with him, and it kind […]

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Conversation with Terrie Claflin Martin: D&S Harley-Davidson Owner; Rider; Mom; And Nine Other Cool Things

March 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I met Terrie through a friend (actually the same chap who pointed me towards Susan Carpenter).
My guess is most days Terrie doesn’t think about it this way, but she’s living the dream . . . she owns and runs a motorcycle dealership. As she points out, it’s a business just like any other, but there […]

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Conversation with Larry Hartl; Motorycle Safety Instructor; Rider; A Very Articulate Guy

March 13th, 2008 · No Comments

I heard about Larry Hartl through a “little bird” on one of the Forums I frequent. Something about being a “thoughtful and interesting guy.” When I contacted him, he wanted to be sure I mentioned he wasn’t yet in “mid-life” yet, despite his gray hair!
Just to clear up that point, the “mid-life” part is less […]

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Conversation with Dave Richardson, Moto International Owner, Guzziologist, The Guy You Want to Buy a Bike From

March 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I met Dave a couple of years ago when I first started looking to get on a bike again. He runs an outfit called Moto International.
In my mind, Dave represents everything good about motorcycling. He’s a decent, funny, extremely knowledgeable guy who cares deeply about riding, riders, his customers, and the companies he works with. […]

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The Story of My First Bike: Ric Short

March 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Ric is a buddy of mine. I asked him to tell the story of his first bicycle. Not that it matters, but he’s got serious credentials with me for many reasons, not the least of which is that he’s the builder of a truly special bike called the “Camaro Bike.”
Here’s his story . . .
I […]

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Conversation with Moira Zinn: Elite Track Day Entrepreneur, Mom, Rider, Wrencher

March 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Moira Zinn is so on my list of cool people. The story about how her husband proposed to her is right out of a movie.
Moria was referred to me by FJRChick. She and her husband (the one with the great story) own Elite Trackdays down in Texas. That’s a good story too. I get a […]

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