Motus MST: This Is What Motorbikes Should Sound Like

I'm pretty consistently retro-grouchy about new bikes. "These new-fangled motorbikes you kids are riding look like something outta that movie about the robot cars. Whattya call those? Trans-foamers?" Believe it or not, I'm extremely conservative about how motorbikes should look. It typically takes about five to ten years for me to like "edgy" new designs. So …

More Nostalgia: Honda ATC 250R – The Devil’s Own ATV. Yes, Please.

As I said last week, I'm a motorbike addict. It's Friday afternoon - I must be lusting after motorcycles I don't need. Today during my afternoon browsing-for-bikes-on-Craigslist coffee break, I came up a 1986 Honda ATC 250R. ATC as in all-terrain cycle. As a kid, I rode all kinds of motorcycles ranging from late-sixties, barely-ridable …

The Rose-colored Glasses of Memory: My First Motorbike

I'm a motorbike addict, a junkie too far gone to even bother with denial. My morning coffee and lunchtime routines includes a lot of "researching" of the Craigslist motorcycles section and the BARF Classifieds. Today I came upon a 1969 Honda CL350 Scrambler for sale down in Santa Cruz. This was my first street bike! …

Lane Splitting is Safer. Here’s Why.

There are lots of reasons lane splitting is good. For me, it's mostly that I become almost immune to traffic congestion and can slip through gridlock smoothly and quickly. Perfect for commuting. Also, it's fun! Safety is another really good - but often forgotten - reason motorcyclists should split lanes, as demonstrated in this video. …

It’s the Third Week of 2011 – Time for a New Year Resolution?

I'm a total workaholic. I have trouble falling asleep many nights because even though I've "stopped working" my mind is still rolling through what happened today and what's gonna happen tomorrow. I've long forgotten how to set up the autoresponder in my email clients because I never stop responding to email. On one hand, this …