Working in the Wine Country

A few times a year we gather as a leadership team for annual planning. I’m always thrilled when it is located in San Francisco. Usually, we are up in the wine country. This year we were just outside of Sonoma. I know a great motorcycle ride is on the horizon. “Winter” in the Bay Area... Continue Reading →

Riding less to ride more

Where did this year go!  It didn’t seem that long ago that I was writing the article “A Rider Greets Autumn.”  Unlike other years, this year has not been one for motorcycling.  My bike sat in the garage over the entire winter while I was in Sydney, Australia.  I’ve been traveling a lot by plane and... Continue Reading →

The Eastern Costal Mountains (300mi)

Wow... Somehow it seemed like I just got home from THE Moto 2011 and now it's time to hit the road again. As usual I've procrastinated till the last possible moment on things. The V-Strom was needing some major love. The rear tire would have to be replaced. The chain was louder than the motor... Continue Reading →

Up to Chico (247 miles)

For a number of years, I’ve wanted to go to Chico. I’ve only been through it twice but just jetting to the freeway from the mountains doesn’t really count. The problem, I thought, was that the ride to an from would suck. Chico is near the north end of the Sacramento Valley. I had figured... Continue Reading →

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