Close To Paradise

June 26, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Bermuda after having participated in the Annapolis To Bermuda (A2B) offshore race. The race itself was an adventure, I am so thankful to my skipper and crew to have been able to be a part of this race. Being able to stay in Bermuda with Shiloh's Crew and family members was a treat. We rented scooters and ess...
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BMW Tech Day, Auburn IN

May 21, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Roger and his family graciously offered to hold a BMW Tech-Day at their sprawling estate near Auburn, IN over the Mother's Day weekend. This was an absolutely fantastic event, my favorite Tech-Day so far. My long weekend began Thursday afternoon with a ride from Annapolis, MD to DuBois, PA where I met Lew and RJ at the DuBois diner near the DuBois...
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PA Airmarshal SpecTech day

April 01, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
What a great Easter weekend. Decided to ride the new Triumph to a Spectech Spline Lube day held by the PA Airmarcshal Rob and employing some of his fine friends to put this on. Very nice event, we had great weather and a very nice turnout. The subject was a 1971 BMW R75/5, the transmission was removed in no time and the proper spline lube procedure...
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First Ride

March 11, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
11 March 2018: Finally had a bit of time to take the Triumph for a little ride, this bike continues to impress on all levels. My only "gripe" so far is that the clutch engages a bit late, i tend to over throttle just a tiny bit, which I need to make an adjustment for (might be a setting I can change on the clutch lever). The bike is just FUN to ri...
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Thank You Harley Davidson!

February 27, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Harley Davidson continues to amaze me with their "elitist" attitude. I removed the front wheel of one of my BMW bikes to take it to a motorcycle shop to have an inter tube installed. I walked into the local Harley Davidson dealership and the service guy asked what I need, I replied with "I need this inter tube installed on this wheel". He replied:...
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1917 Lee Enfield SHTLE Mk III*

February 09, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Trying to do a little bit of research on a Lee Enfield rifle I purchased years ago at a gun show. When I left active duty military service I thought it would be neat to begin a collection of the "go to" infantry rifles from various conflicts. My collection started with the rifle listed here, a 1917 Lee Enfield Short Mk III* (but then partially conv...
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CRV Winter Banquet

January 22, 2018  •  1 Comment
The 2018 motorcycle rally season is opening with a very fun weekend that was had while attending the Connecticut River Valley Riders Winter Banquet. Friday night Lew and I sampled a few malted beverages at Lew's favorite local brewery, Cox Brewing Company a Veteran owned Nano Brewery in Elizabethtown, PA. This place is a must visit if you support v...
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Endeavour - More Than Brighter

November 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Some of my thoughts and pictures on adding auxiliary lights on "Endeavour", a '93 BMW R100 GSPD, while staying below a self-imposed budget of $200. Now that the pesky final drive oil leak appears to be fixed, I will move on and install some auxiliary lights. A few months ago I replaced the stock headlight with an H4 R3 LED unit, it is great but st...
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Wood'n Slabs

October 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
This past weekend I traveled to a sawmill in PA that is engaged with my client's company, which creates stunning pieces of furniture using live edge wooden slabs. Wooden Slabs take years to dry properly, my client built a small photo booth that I was able to use for photographing most of the items. With this being an Amish operation, there was no a...
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Celebrating Hans A. Muth's Silver Daughter

September 20, 2017  •  1 Comment
40th Anniversary BMW R100RS Rally, Sept 14-17 2017 Celebrating Hans A. Muth's "Silver Daughter" Personally, this is THE premier motorcycle event for me for this year, heck possibly of a lifetime! Here is a fantastic write-up by Todd Trumbore about how this event came to be. Following is my personal account and perspective of this event. Thursday...
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43rd Annual Finger Lakes BMW Rally

September 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
More Images Here: It is time again to head out to my favorite rally of the year, the 43rd Annual Finger lakes BMW rally. Always enjoyed travelling to this area, quaint little towns nestled around the Finger Lakes, some great riding, good eateries and always a fun rally. Seriously??? Before beginning to pack the bike, I noticed the front tire (...
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WNR Series III

August 30, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Click here For More Images! After locking in a great Performance in WNR Series I & II, Series III has proved to be interesting to say the least. Fortunately Team Xiberger secured a first place in the first race in this Series. We then had multiple cancellations due to no wind, and even too much wind. During one race we finished in first place, not...
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R100RS 40th Anniversary Celebration at Bob's BMW

August 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Click Here For More Images: 19 Aug 2017 The fine folks at Bob's BMW partnered with the BMW Motorcycle Owners Of America to host a 40th Anniversary Celebration for yet another model designed by Hans Muth, the R100RS. Bob has his personal R100RS on display, he and Paul gave us a historical recap on how this machine came to be, and some of it's (the...
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Golden Age Of Airheads Rally

August 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
For more images, click here! This past weekend I loaded the R100 GSPD and headed to the Airhead gathering at the Golden Age Air Museum in Bethel, PA (Grimes Airfield). This is an annual event which I only recently learned about, what a fantastic venue and location! Mixing motorcycles, aircraft and being in company of good and like minded friends m...
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Touratech Rear Shock

August 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
1993 BMW R100GS/PD - 64k miles, currently with WP Rear Shock (unknown service history), Continental TKC80 tires, Stock Shield with Laminar Lip Noticed something disturbing as it pertains to Endeavour's handling during "high" speeds (passing a vehicle, for instance). The front end begins to feel light, and there is a noticeable wobble or weave that...
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