American Flat Track: How about sticking to ovals?

We lost count of casualties after all the bashing, crashing, and ugly straightaway endos. … More American Flat Track: How about sticking to ovals?

Southern California’s highest paved road throws some history, giant trees at the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S

Stopping for gas in Lucerne Valley, California, might show you any number of things: tumbleweeds, bulk haulers coming from the mine, cowboy shirts and hats in the general store. If you’re riding the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S, you’ll also see just how exotic your motorcycle is. One Sunday afternoon in November, I was refueling the … More Southern California’s highest paved road throws some history, giant trees at the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S

Perfect recipe for a Sunday ride on the Ortega Highway and through the Temecula Valley

A perfect November Sunday: motorcycles, a Southern California mountain road, and a great group of people. It started with a 6.30 a.m. rendezvous at the Motorcycle Industry Council’s office in Irvine. MIC communications director Andria Yu had arranged for “key influencer” Katherine Helmetag (it’s her magnetic personality) and me to ride Kawasaki motorcycles. Katherine loves … More Perfect recipe for a Sunday ride on the Ortega Highway and through the Temecula Valley

When diagnosed with cancer, I paddled along with the flood of advice–except when I didn’t

Being diagnosed with cancer after a routine colonoscopy was enough of a surprise, like taking the car in for service and finding out they’d crashed it during the test drive. Even with a family history of colorectal cancer and the removal of precancerous polyps in previous colonoscopies, I didn’t think I’d be hearing what I heard on Jan. 11. … More When diagnosed with cancer, I paddled along with the flood of advice–except when I didn’t

J. Augur Design meets Roland Sands Design for a Harley ride

I love my Roland Sands Design Vandal jacket. It’s my winter wear for two-wheeled travel. Anything above 70 degrees, and I’m roasting in it. Yet, for all its warmth, I find myself wanting some extra loft inside the breast when encountering the freshest, friskiest zephyrs. It seemed this deficiency could be remedied by an item … More J. Augur Design meets Roland Sands Design for a Harley ride

Alpinestars track duds separate ‘highly civilized beings’ from the everyday schlub on his Fat Boy

  “Nature, of course, ordains that human beings be completed by clothing, not left bare in their own insufficient skins,” writes Ann Hollander in Sex and Suits: The Evolution of Modern Dress.  When recently undertaking Jason Pridmore’s Star School, I sure couldn’t risk being left bare in my own insufficient skin. And I didn’t want to … More Alpinestars track duds separate ‘highly civilized beings’ from the everyday schlub on his Fat Boy