5 Tips for a Great Coworking Experience

I had two great days up in Lake Tahoe experiencing very different coworking spaces.  Before that, I’ve been to a couple of different coworking spaces where I’ve stayed over in certain cities and extra day or two.  I find that in coworking spaces I'm much more productive for me than sitting in a hotel room... Continue Reading →

One V-Strom: 100,000 Miles

The back story For much of my childhood I’ve always had a subscription to a motorcycle magazine. Cycle World dominated a lot of my teenage years. As I started to do more touring on my motorcycle, my subscription shifted to Rider Magazine. Every year each motorcycle magazine has their own “motorcycle of the year.” Rider... Continue Reading →

Christmas on two wheels

Last year was the first year I was able to attend the South Bay Riders’ Toy Ride. Mike, a longtime motorcyclist here in the Bay Area, organizes this ride. Each rider is to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys For Tots program. Some riders come out in full regalia, others with a touch of... Continue Reading →

Riding less to ride more

Where did this year go!  It didn’t seem that long ago that I was writing the article “A Rider Greets Autumn.”  Unlike other years, this year has not been one for motorcycling.  My bike sat in the garage over the entire winter while I was in Sydney, Australia.  I’ve been traveling a lot by plane and... Continue Reading →

Storing a motorcycle: Back in action

After three months in Australia I was ready to get back on my own motorcycle. I was tired of storing a motorcycle and now ready to ride one. I didn't fully winterize the bike as this is the Bay Area has it doesn't get particularly cold. I really only did a few things to the... Continue Reading →

Suzuki Heaven

My roommate had mentioned he left his motorcycle at his mates place last night so that he wouldn't have to ride home under the influence of alcohol. New South Wales has fairly strict guidelines for what constitutes a DUI. Here in New South Wales the legal limit is 0.05 whereas in the United States it's... Continue Reading →

2013 SBR Toy Ride

Each December Mike organizes the SBR Toy Ride in conjunction with the San Mateo County fire Department. Each rider is to bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child in need during the Christmas season. I’ve never been able to do this ride until this year. I’m almost always on a plane back home to... Continue Reading →

Should I replace my motorcycle battery?

Riding to work this morning reminded me of one of my favorite movies growing up - The Breakfast Club.  Why?  My motorcycle was screaming the refrain from the theme song: “Don’t You Forget About Me.” I forgot about my bike due to the busyness of life. Here in the Bay Area it’s a year-round riding... Continue Reading →

A rider greets autumn

Weather is a changin' Every rider once a year has that ride where he knows the weather as fully transitioned from warm weather to cool weather for the year.  As motorcyclists we are fully in the weather.  Going places means experiencing all that that place has to offer as well as everything in between. The... Continue Reading →

New iPhone App: Smart Riding

A better way to measure riding I’m continually impressed with how capable the iPhone is when it comes to integrating into my daily life. Sure, it’s a web browser, email reader, social networking time waster. It does however have some pretty cool applications though. With Navigon, I’ve replaced my standalone GPS. The iPhone tracks the... Continue Reading →

Diabetes, Motorcycles, and Insulin

John Ryan was an exceptional individual.  He pushed the boundaries of motorcycling time and time again with his involvement in the Iron Butt Association.  He came to San Francisco to speak about his adventures which truly inspired me.  I’ve met many long-distance riders over the years.  What impressed upon me about John was not only... Continue Reading →

Thank you, Elliot

Danke Schön Somehow, saying goodbye never gets any easier.  I can remember hearing as a little kid that my grandmother passed.  My dad came into the room where we were watching TV and told us that grandmother would no longer be with us anymore.  Looking back on it, it was clear that I really didn’t... Continue Reading →

Hello Old Friend

I walked into the garage and didn't realize how much time had passed.  About eight weeks ago I slipped on a Dell keyboard and my foot slammed into the television stand. I took a hard fall and sprained my ankle badly.  I knew that it was going to be a long haul as joint injuries... Continue Reading →

Riding the S1000RR

One of the riders this weekend offered his BMW S 1000 RR to ride after lunch.  Compared to my bike, this motorcycle is a finely tuned corner carving machine.  In contrast my bike is the Japanese tractor that lumbers along the roadway.  I've only ridden such a bike a few times before.  The most recent... Continue Reading →

V vs Wee Strom

I've been riding a 2003 DL 1000 since it was new. The bike has about 85,000 miles on it and it's been a great bike. Recently I was up in Colorado on vacation and rented a 2009 V-Strom 650. I wanted to get a sense for that bike to see if I made the right... Continue Reading →

Bikers and Truckers

This classic came on the radio today and made me smile.  GetThereItis sometimes plauges both of us when we see that the end is near.  I've been rolling down the western seaboard at a pretty good clip at times seeing California in sight.  I can remember riding US 101 in Oregon with a very late... Continue Reading →

John Ryan: The Living Legend

Everyone has their version of what a "long" day was. When I first started riding, 100 miles was a long day. As I got more tuned into what made me more comfortable and I got stronger the mileage went up. Currently more than 500 miles is a "long" day for me. I've done it twice:... Continue Reading →

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