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  • Motorcycle Monday: 10 Bikes That Are Cheaper Than My Dog’s Vet Bill

    Oct 21, 13 • UncategorizedComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: 10 Bikes That Are Cheaper Than My Dog’s Vet Bill

    The next best thing to kids and motorcycles is dogs, but dogs can be just about as expensive as the first two. One of my dogs has been laid up at the vet’s office for a solid week because he ate a $4 comforter from Goodwill. After abdominal surgery and a week of meds and ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Triumph Scrambler

    Sep 30, 13 • UncategorizedComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Triumph Scrambler

    My husband wants a new motorcycle, and he can’t decide what to get. Each week, it’s something different. He wants a KTM 950 Adventure. He wants a BMW R1200GS. He decides his faithful Suzuki DR650 is all needs. He wants a Yamaha Super Tenere. Then, he wants a Honda Grom for around-town errands. As wives ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Suzuki SV650

    Sep 23, 13 • UncategorizedComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Suzuki SV650

    Suzuki introduced the SV650 in 1999, and its popularity skyrocketed from there. It was eventually available in the faired SV650S version and with a 1000cc engine, as well, to replace Suzuki’s dated TL model. The peppy V-twin and standard styling fit perfectly into the emerging naked bike market and offered a less expensive alternative to ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: The True American Motor Company

    Sep 2, 13 • UncategorizedComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: The True American Motor Company

    Established over 100 years ago through the efforts of the late 1800s labor movement, Labor Day was instituted as a national holiday to recognize America’s workforce. Although it has, in recent years, become more an excuse for DUIs and end-of-summer sales than homage to tradesmen, I felt it was the perfect opportunity to highlight THE ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Buell CityX

    Aug 26, 13 • UncategorizedComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Buell CityX

    My name is Lindsay, and I love factory demo days. Why? Because I’m cheap, and I love to try out other people’s stuff for free. One of the most interesting test ride events I can recall was the Buell demo day at the Two Wheels Only Motorcycle Resort in Suches, GA, in March of 2005. ...

  • Vintage Cars in the City

    Aug 14, 13 • Uncategorized1 Comment
    Vintage Cars in the City

    I caught this video by the folks at Petrolicious this morning. I love it for a couple of reasons: First of all, the photography and the direction is amazing. Secondly, it focuses on people who live with old cars in New York City. I’m fascinated by that idea...

  • Dennis Milliken on BoldRide.com

    Aug 7, 13 • UncategorizedComments Off
    Dennis Milliken on BoldRide.com

    In case you didn’t see it, I wrote a piece for BoldRide.com on the cars of Breaking Bad, and a really cool guy who was responsible for finding them. His name is Dennis Milliken, and he’s been finding cars for use in movies for years. I’m going to to do a followup story on his ...

  • Tuff Trucks Vol 1: 1980 International Scout II Terra Turbo Diesel

    Jul 26, 13 • Featured, Uncategorized1 Comment
    Tuff Trucks Vol 1: 1980 International Scout II Terra Turbo Diesel

    I’m guessing that I was around 10 yrs old when I first met an International Scout. One summer afternoon, one of my father’s friends drove in our driveway behind the wheel of a brand new Scout 80 in two-tone red with a white top. I thought that was just about the coolest truck type vehicle ...

  • Forgotten Superbike: 1995 Moto Guzzi Sport 1100

    May 27, 11 • Uncategorized3 Comments
    Forgotten Superbike: 1995 Moto Guzzi Sport 1100

    Moto Guzzis are met with almost deafening apathy in this country. Generally, they’re found in three categories: wildly overpriced, ridden like a rented mule or cheap. This 1995 Moto Guzzi Sport 1100 seems to fall into the latter group. Avaialble for $4,850 here on the Moto Guzzi National Owners Club classifieds page (scroll down a bit. ...

  • Morning in America

    May 3, 11 • Uncategorized5 Comments
    Morning in America

    There are fewer compelling reasons to buy a Japanese car than at any point since the early 1970s. March’s devastating earthquake, ensuing tsnumai, and surreal nuclear meltdown in Japan are all beginning to have real and lasting impact on the automotive industry there and here. Parts are becoming scarce. We just heard from one customer ...