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Lizards on My Ride

Not long ago, just after I bought my Iron 883, I was on I-75 and noticed a gecko clinging to one of my cables for his dear life. I watched as, one leg at a time, he lost his grip, until I pulled over and tried to convince him that jumping all over my body wasn't going to improve his life expectancy any. Eventually, he hopped to freedom and safety.

This morning, I got outside and another gecko was sitting on my bike. "Another gecko" ... wouldn't that be amazing? If the very same gecko…

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Added by Jay Sprout on November 10, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Another Step Closer

Finished the riding course today. Passed the written with 100% but didn't ace the riding test so I didn't get the free t-shirt. I did, however, put down a $650 deposit toward the down payment. Next payday, I'll pay the rest and ride my bike off the lot.

Added by Jay Sprout on August 11, 2013 at 4:14pm — No Comments

The Long Road

I remember way back in 1987 when I'd just graduated high school and had every intention of selling my Honda Civic so I could buy me one o' them Harley Sportster 883's for $2,999. The car was totalled in a storm so that never happened.

In the mid-1990's, I bought a used Kawasaki KZ CSR 650 that I loved a great deal. I had a learner's permit and rode it everywhere, waiting for an opening in a Rider's Course. Those are rare in Michigan. I got into one but on day one there was a…

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Added by Jay Sprout on July 31, 2013 at 3:46pm — No Comments

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