I am a sixty-plus-year-old Northern California motorcyclist who has been riding off and on since about age 17. I have served three-and-a-half decades as a public school educator in both teaching and administrative roles. Having majored in Geography in college, patterns on the land have always been a fascination.
Over the course of my riding I have owned two Honda Trail 90s, a CL 360, a KLR, four BMWs: an R65, R1100R, R1150RT, and currently have an R1200GSA along with a Moto Guzzi B1100 Breva. I’ve never owned a bike I didn’t like and didn’t, sooner or later, regret getting rid of. And I’m always curious about what “scoot” might be next.
Occasionally, I’ll review a product with which I have been favorably impressed, but I’ll not blog about a product that’s a bust. If I have an issue with something I’ve purchased, I contact the retailer or the manufacturer.
Also, this blog is not about wrenching. Repairing most things mechanical is not among my proclivities. Therefore, I don’t fix my bikes. If something breaks, I take it to someone who can fix it so when I get back on the road, the thing actually works and I can focus on enjoying the ride.
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