It happened. I’m not proud of it. But I can’t deny it. Don’t judge me, OK?
After I dug my motorcycle out of a drift next to the house, I decided to tool around the city and see what could be seen.
Though a foot of ice held me suspended over 30 feet of water, it felt just like winter camping on snow. I snuggled into my toasty bag and fell asleep quickly. Not long afterward, the parade started.
I’ve had some kind of motorcycle since I was 8 years old. As a kid, my two and three-wheeled contraptions were motorized passports to freedom in the woods. When I got older, my bikes were fast and meant only for eating up pavement. In the past five years, I’ve reverted back to gravel roads and […]
The nasty nature of the news can’t penetrate our mutual bond of motorcycles, dirt-road adventure and campfire flames.
Like a rare rockabilly 45 rpm record, the origins of King Memphis are enveloped in the scratchy crackle and hiss of times long gone.
I love Portland, my city, my home. But I never head for a bigger metropolis when I need to get my head out of town. I always look for the trees.
These two guys from the Bangor area just posted a Youtube video of their overnight motorcycle stealth camping adventure somewhere in Maine. Judging by the bridge they cross over the Piscataquis River, they started out on the Lagrange Rail Trail. After that? Who knows? They end up taking a path unknown to them and camp next to […]
Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling knows how to beat Portland’s clogged summer peninsula traffic. He parks his car. Instead, he throws a leg over his scooter and zips around town with his face in the wind. “Traffic in this city is just brutal,” he told me, sitting on his orange, Italian-styled steed, parked in front of City Hall on […]
My boss Dan MacLeod and I set out today to answer a question that’s messed with the heads of many a philosopher over the centuries: How many trips across Portland does it takes to cook hot dogs on a motorcycle engine? We double wrapped four, Maine-made, red snapper hot dogs in foil and wired them to […]