I think we’d been talking about it for years and Saturday seemed like as good a day as any to do it. We woke up in our tents after a night of rain and snow, but it wasn’t very cold. Thermos brought a trophy he scabbed together. It was made from old motorcycle parts and […]
This is day 10 of 12 installments of my best pictures and videos of 2015. Today, it’s all about adventure on two or three wheels. Like last January (watch the video above) when I went camping in temperatures colder than Russia. Take a look below at my best motorcycle adventures of the year. My magical […]
It was drizzling and it was damp on Friday night as I headed to camp. I loaded up my sidecar and rode out into the rain. On the road, I’d like to freeze as I motored up north looking for trees but before I could hit the woods I got stuck in the Rumford homecoming […]
It’s hard to say what kind of animal ambled out in front of Tommy Stone and his motorcycle on Sunday and doesn’t really matter, anyway. He knew he didn’t want to hit it. He tried to swerve and crashed his bike, a 2012 Suzuki DRZ400. “Even thinking back on it now all I see is […]
I looked up at the figure in front of me. He towered, motionless, at least 20 feet above my head. He held an ax, as long as I am tall, in both his hands. I raised my camera for a picture, my left eye squinting through the viewfinder. “Folks in Bangor aren’t going to like […]
I took an experienced rider education course a couple weekends back courtesy of some federal grant money administered through the Maine secretary of state’s office. Read my blog post about that HERE. If you missed it, you’re in luck, they’ve got money left over that has to be spent by the end of the year. […]
I was motoring down Park Avenue in Portland on two wheels today, muttering to myself in my helmet as I turned left on Forest Avenue. “Head up. Squeeze both brakes. Let off. Roll on the throttle,” I chanted. “Look through the curve. You’ll go where you look.” I’ve been doing this for a solid week, […]
My power-deficient, 900-pound Russian motorcycle struggled to get all three wheels out of the darkness of the valley on Route 17 in Township D. As we crested the Height of Land, downshifting into second gear, the trees to the west gave way and so did the gloom. My eyes were treated to the glory of […]
It’s time for another video that lets you laugh at (other people’s) danger. You don’t need a motorcycle to fail. These folks prove it. Small horsepower bikes and pea-brained decisions seem to go hand in hand. Remember kids, don’t try this at home.
Because he’s riding a scooter down Congress Street in Portland, and he knows safety is priority number one, of course.