Downtown Portland Murals, August 2019

Faith 47 and Rone murals in Portland, OR.
I spent last weekend in Oregon, first in Monmouth for my "little" (functionally giant) nephew's wedding, and then Portland for world-class sushi (and cauliflower!) at Bamboo (known for becoming the world's first certified sustainable sushi restaurant, and for being super tasty) before hopping a late flight back to The Bay. There's a mural that always …

Photos: Easter Morning Pre-sunrise Ride Up Mount Tamalpais

The view from Mount Tamalpais at dawn on Easter 2012.

There's a long-standing tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area motorcycle community: the annual ride up Mount Tamalpais on Easter morning. The idea is to get to the top before sunrise to catch the view as the sun comes up. It's a pretty big deal: I'm not sure exactly how many bikes there was, but …

Two Reasons California is the Best Motorcycle State in the USA

Motorbikes parked in San Francisco in December
I love California for many reasons, but speaking as a motorcyclist/biker/hooligan/whatever y'all call me, California is damn hard to beat. Here's why: Lane splitting. If you don't know what this means, get a motorcycle and come to California—you're basically immune to traffic. Commuting by moto is the only way to go! A couple of years …