Tagged: Motorcycle

A 1981 Yamaha MX175: An Eight Year Old’s Dream.

A 1981 Yamaha MX175: An Eight Year Old’s Dream

A 1981 Yamaha MX175: An Eight Year Old’s Dream I can not remember what we had been doing on that evening, or what friends I had been with, but I was happy to leave them to follow him. I was eight years old and I was busy learning how to become a cowboy on the horse that my parents had just bought for me. But he said that he had a motorbike that, “Would probably be just about right for...

The Crotch Rocket at 212 km/h.

The Crotch Rocket at 212 km/h.

The Crotch Rocket at 212 km/h. 28 August 2017. I met up with Trevor, my 17 year old cousin, after lunch. Trevor asked if I wanted to go biking. “Heck Yeah!” That sounded like a blast! Trevor has a 2012 KTM SX-7, 250cc, four stroke dirt motorcycle with a lot of bottom end power. He also has a 2004 Suzuki GSXR, 600cc, crotch rocket. I would soon learn how accurate the nickname crotch rocket is for one of those motorcycles…not...

Kibuye to Gisenye: Motorcycling Rwanda

Kibuye to Gisenye: Motorcycling Rwanda

Kibuye to Gisenye: Motorcycling Rwanda. Feb 3 There was a bus that was going to leave at 07:00 to go from Kibuye to Gisenyi, but that meant a 06:00 rise.  I figured I would try to find another way or hitchhike if I had to, but I did not need to get up so early for the bus.  By the time I showered, packed and was ready, it was 10:00.  My friend Martin from Germany was heading to a town...

Mbulu: Out to the Countryside

Mbulu: Out to the Countryside

Mbulu: Out to the Countryside. Jan 5 I got up this morning and changed guesthouses in Mbulu. I knew where a $3 guesthouse was across town that had a room with attached shower and bathroom.  I went there to check in and when I went into the room, the water did not work their either.  So, I headed back across town to a guesthouse next to the one I stayed in last night.  I am now in the fanciest place...

Bengough: Motocross Awesome-Sauce

Bengough: Motocross Awesome-Sauce

Bengough: Motocross Awesome-Sauce. August 27. Becoming a farm-kid again is a transition that seems natural, but in a way it is a slow process.  I am out of practice and out of farm-kid shape.  I have the calluses of a writer. In the evening I went to see my friend Chad in Bengough.  I got to his house and he had two motocross bikes in his garage.  I couldn’t resist.  I spent about 15 years on bikes like those, but...

San Cipriano

Cali to San Cipriano – Motorcycle Rail Trolleys

Cali to San Cipriano – Motorcycle Rail Trolleys 15 July I found a note that my Japanese friends from my room had left my sitting on top of my bag with their email addresses when I woke up. Apparently marijuana made me entertaining last night and they did not want to leave without giving me a way to contact them someday. Japanese are nice. Except in war… I hung out with a Chinese girl for a couple of hours after...

Vang Vieng Paradise of Laos Girls

Vang Vieng Paradise of Laos Girls

Vang Vieng Paradise of Laos Girls ang Vieng. My paradise. Vang Vieng has a lot of things to do that can occupy a man’s day, including, it seems, local Laos girls who really like western boys. You can explore the caves, ride a tube down the river, party all day in the sun and in the riverside bar-shacks, and splash into the river on the giant rope swings. Another great way to spend your day is by doing nothing and...