Indian is Back (Again)!

Indian is an iconic name among motorcycle enthusiasts, but the owners of that name have long struggled. Considered to be the first American motorcycle company, Indian went bankrupt after World War II when it switched to smaller motorcycles that the public rejected.  That began a revolving door of companies who bought and tried to implement […]

Who needs a truck when you have a motorcycle?

A Visual History of Harley Davidson

Thanks to the nice people at MOTORCYCLEINSURANCE.COM who passed along this history of Harley Davidson.

Ride Review — Ride The Coast 2012

Each year the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Ana sponsor a police-escorted ride in the Orange County area.  This is I think the fifth time I’ve been on the ride, and while it has always been a favorite, they continue to impress me. First is the ride itself. In one past year I recall, […]

Ride the Coast 2011 — 60 Miles in 3 Minutes

Ride the Coast 2011 did not disappoint. A great ride with perfect weather, finishing at Irvine Lake and a fantastic Blues Festival. Being an influential member of the media (that, and I paid an extra fifty bucks), I received a VIP pass that provided a place in the shade to hang out, discounted beer, an […]

Ride The Coast 2011 Coming on June 25

One of my favorite rides of the year is just two weeks away, and there is still time for you to join in.  Ride the Coast benefits the Santa Ana Boys Club.  For a $40 donation you get a fully police escorted 70 mile ride.  Get to see what it feels like to be the President; […]

Ride The Coast 2010 – Benefiting Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana

The Ride the Coast benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana is one of my favorite rides every year, and it just keeps getting better.  I’ve participated for the last three or four years, and the organizers really got it together this time. Two years ago, the ride terminated at a shopping […]

Ride Review – Southern California Bikers Against Diabetes Ride 2010

Why do fundraisers come up with names like, “Bikers Against Diabetes”?  Sure, it let’s them call it a “B.A.D. Ride”, and say things like, “are you B.A.D. enough?”, but the implication is that there are riders that are for diabetes.  But I digress. A friend invited me to join him on the 13th annual B.A.D. […]

Ride The Coast 2009

Today was my third time going on the annual Ride the Coast charity ride to raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Ana.  This is one of my favorite rides every year because it is entirely police escorted.  The ride is relatively short — just 70 miles this year — but from start to […]

My Next Bike

Say what you will about Sky Net and its efforts to destroy humanity, but those machines really know how to build a sharp looking motorcycle.  I especially like the side-mounted guns.  Sorry, but I haven’t yet had the opportunity to test ride this beast, given that it’s from the future (and has no seat).