Archive for 'Open Road'
Posted on 02. May, 2013 by admin.
It has seemed to be an usually cold winter, even here in southern California. I know, hard to complain when the rest of the country is still trying to dig themselves out of snow, but damn it cold is cold! But April was now here, and with it warmer weather and a sense of urgency [...]
Posted on 01. Nov, 2012 by Coach.
The Desert Heat Motorcycle Rally is not by any stretch a “major” motorcycle rally,but it does have it’s loyal attendees. Small, with limited vendors, I guess you could consider it “quaint”. But it is not so much the rally that draws my attention each year. As with most of the motorcycle rallies I attend, it’s [...]
Posted on 16. Oct, 2012 by Coach.
Sturgis 2012 had already played out to be one hell of a trip. And yet we pushed on in the face of the laughter of the Gods. The Gods did not let us pass easily. But I believe that it is from these challenges that adventures are born. At least, that is how this trip, [...]
Posted on 20. Sep, 2012 by Coach.
Morning broke on day seven of our run to Sturgis 2012, and the reunion in Sturgis that awaited us. It had been a good run, as we rode up the Pacific Coast thru Big Sur and San Francisco, into the Redwoods and through the coastal towns of Humboldt and Crescent City. We made new friends [...]
Posted on 18. Sep, 2012 by admin.
If you ask most people that have never been in Oregon their opinion of the state, you will probably hear mostly of the forests and rain. You will probably never hear any mention of the deserts and badlands that make up the eastern half of the state. But deserts and badlands are exactly what make [...]
Posted on 01. Sep, 2012 by Coach.
continued from “Riding the Redwoods…Sturgis 2012″ Waking up amongst the redwoods is a wild feeling. These towering behemoths block the morning sun, and seem to echo the sounds of the birds as they start their day. We spent the night in Richardson Grove State park, just below Garberville. Please be aware that if you arrive [...]
Posted on 27. Aug, 2012 by Coach.
Panman held his grips tightly as we barreled up the onramp onto the freeway. The sleek Dyna’s front end buck and shook violently as Panman rolled the throttle on ever more, trying to coax the Dyna into a smooth line. As our speed increased, the violent shimmering subsided, and more power was transferred to the [...]
Posted on 18. Aug, 2012 by Coach.
The anticipation had been building for weeks. I would like to say so had the preparations, but that would be wrong. For some reason, I just couldn’t bring myself to check my kit. Yeah, ok, I am packed year round. However, I would normally spend as much time going through my packs as I would [...]
Posted on 30. May, 2012 by Coach.
It is at this point that I would love to come up with something heroic, or maybe a verse or two that would be somehow romantic. Something like, “I rode into the unknown, against all odds, the God’s fury against me.” You know, something like that. But the truth be told, the ride from Southern [...]
Posted on 29. May, 2012 by Coach.
With my chrome shining bright, and my paint newly waxed, I headed out with the wind in my face. Where I was headed wasn’t particularly important. Hell, I was just out to ride and put some distance between myself and my day. That was Saturday on a beautiful Southern California Memorial Weekend. Memorial weekend has [...]
Posted on 15. May, 2012 by admin.
by Dan Collins Thirty years ago, my old man sat me down at a booth in Tiny Nailor’s; a mid-century diner where each table had its own toaster and the waitresses owned stock in Aqua Net. He decided it was time to school me on what it takes to be a man. As I pulled [...]