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

A little time spent looking at automotive-related wristwatches … and the Apple Watch Sport

I was unable to help myself and spent some time looking at sporty wristwatches. The Baume & Mercier is the one I want most. The Apple is the one I can afford. Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Every winner at Le Mans and the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona receives a coveted platinum and ice-blue Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. … More A little time spent looking at automotive-related wristwatches … and the Apple Watch Sport

As PC came in, nicknames swept beyond the outfield, out of the jukebox, even the ballot box

As it happens, the seven-footer resents being called Stretch, the anorexic loathes the name Twiggy, and imagine the consternation of the awards-show host and recipient when the announcement comes: “It goes to Blind Lemon Jefferson.” … More As PC came in, nicknames swept beyond the outfield, out of the jukebox, even the ballot box

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

A diploma, and some milling around during Jason Pridmore’s Star School

By Ronald Ahrens My experience at Jason Pridmore’s Star School on Dec. 20 and 21 significantly benefited my motorcycling skills. The classroom lessons were perfectly straightforward. Applying theory to practice during track time at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway was equally so. While I’m a fully satisfied customer as far as the school’s curriculum goes, this is … More A diploma, and some milling around during Jason Pridmore’s Star School