Monthly Archives: June 2016

Gatlinburg Motorcycle Trip


Gatlinburg Biking Vacation Part One As I write this the 4th of July weekend is but a day away. I grew up near the beaches of Northwest Florida. The Redneck Riviera. And the 4th is my favorite holiday of the year. You might think that my home town would be where I spent the 4th. […]

Motorcycle Safety : Clothing

motorcycle safety

A Quick Ride – What WILL Go Wrong Quite a few years back I was getting ready for a Sunday of riding. To be clear, I was a total tenderfoot and motorcycle safety was something that worried me. But what I worried about was crashing into someone who wasn’t watching ME. Forget about me watching […]

The Harley FXR Line

Harley FXR Super Glide II

Harley FXR Men vs Boys Men or boys. Or, Real men vs not real men. Training wheels or not. Harley introduced the FXR in 1981 as the bike that would separate them. That is, the men and the boys. Actually the first Harley FXR was a 1982 model. We’ll discuss why Harley made the claim […]

Yamaha V Star 1300 Tourer

Yamaha V Star 1300 Tourer

Yamaha V Star 1300 Tourer. An American Bike? It looks American. The V Star line borrows a lot of design features from Harley. The truth is the Yamaha V Star 1300 Tourer is built in Japan. The Star line has headquarters in Cypress, California. Stars are designed and built for Americans but if you’re stuck […]

Electric Harley Coming in 2021

Electric Harley

An Electric Harley. Really? Harley Davidsons announcement that it will be producing an electric motorcycle in 5 years is good news. There are purists and diehard fans that probably won’t warm up to the idea quickly. I understand. The first question that comes to mind is what will it sound like? An electric Harley. Where’s […]

Choctawhatchee Bay Loop Ride

choctawhatchee bay loop

Choctawhatchee Bay Loop, Panama City Beach, Destin It’s summer and it’s riding season. Usually when you think of Florida, you think of beaches. There aren’t many places where you’ll find hills and winding roads with spectacular views. But there are a few places that are fun to ride. Actually, there are a lot of places […]

Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

Yamaha V-Star 650

Yamaha V-Star 650 Beauty and Value I’ve loved Yamaha Motor Sport’s products since the mid 70’s. My first 4 cycle bike was a Yamaha TX500 twin. It was considered a mid-sized bike and it was a little on the small size for me. A friend of mine drove a XS650. The size of the 650 […]

Great Rides – Marble Canyon – North Rim

Marble Canyon Navaho Brigde Ft

Marble Canyon — The Starting Point I’m a big fan of Arizona. Especially northern Arizona. The views are spectacular and fun to ride. We will begin this ride in Marble Canyon. Marble Canyon is along 89A if you come from Flagstaff. After you cross the Colorado river you’ll be in Marble Canyon. There are couple […]

American Motorcycle Gangs — The Mongols

The mongols mc

The Mongols of Montebello California The second Motorcycle Club in our series are the Mongols. They hail from Montebello, California. They were originally formed by Hispanic Bikers. They were rejected by Hells Angels because of  their race. Hells Angels only accept white members. The insignia on their jackets consists of two parts.  1)Their name in […]