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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…


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…


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

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