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September 9, 2010

San Bruno Fire – Curated.By


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September 7, 2010

Born To Be Wild: Motorcycle Exhibit At Reagan Library

Traveling to Southern California? The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley is featuring a motorcycle exhibit until November 9. It contains 35 motorcycles divided into three sections: classic to modern Harleys, vintage motorcycles dating back 1899, and movie and celebrity motorcycles.



August 18, 2010

Testing Photo Album/SlideShow Plugins : SlideShare

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Testing Photo Album/SlideShow Plugins : Cincopa

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Testing Photo Album/SlideShow Plugins : DM Albums



Washington Motorcycle Fatalities

Data from 2005-2010; chart updated with July data.


August 13, 2010

Coming to A Stop: Tips For New Riders

This tip is specifically for inseam-challenged riders but is valuable to anyone getting accustomed to two wheels.



August 3, 2010

Minnesota Trip: Day 6, 4 July 2010

The 4th dawns damp and overcast. We rethink our bunking in the screen-walled gazebo by the Lake and move  the things that need to stay dry (clothes, bedding, electronics) into Mike’s parent’s motorhome or the car’s trunk. I do a run to Cannon Falls to do laundry and discover a winery! The evening’s fireworks — managed by Mike’s second cousin (and the host of the reunion) — are incredible.

Details to come. (I shot a video of the fireworks but it’s more than 15 minutes long – YouTube max.) The trip summary page.


Minnesota Trip : Day 5, Saturday 3 July 2010

I want to visit Red Wing! Who knew that the boot company was named for a town? This turns into a family expedition. Mike and I are the only two who can’t find shoes/boots to fit. (There’s a buy-2-get-1-free deal.) It’s HOT and humid. Doh! We’re in central Minnesota in early July! (Google Mapthe trip summary page)



July 20, 2010

Minnesota Trip : Day 4, Friday 2 July 2010

After a visit to Aerostich Rider WareHouse in Duluth, we avoid the construction on I-35 by taking “surface” roads. We head south to St. Paul, where we stop by the home of Mike’s maternal grandparents. The folks who bought the house way-back-when are still the owners and graciously welcome us and show us around. Mike makes a pitch for the pool table! As we leave, Mike’s parents and brother are driving up to do the same thing!

Then it’s a stop at the Apple Store to try to figure out why I can’t download images from my iPhone. The tech does an archive-and-reinstall of the OS. I’d had a wipe-and-reinstall done earlier in June. Finally, we get to Cannon Falls, the site of the family reunion. (Google Mapthe trip summary page)