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Water, Gravel and the Serenity Prayer

Motorcycling is pretty straightforward: Oh, here's water, so I'll take it slow an easy; uh oh, here's a patch of gravel, so I'll get it and go. But life doesn't always present itself in such an easy-to-figure-out way.

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Life Lessons from the Bike: Slipping, Sliding and Sticking

Fighting the bike, over-correcting, and freezing into a rigid posture are sure ways to take a tumble off road and in life. As the Serenity Prayer reminds us, there are things we can change, things we can't and knowing the difference is the key to success.

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Sidestand Up Radio Interview

We talked about my affiliation with Conga for the Cause, why we ride for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and how to join us on this year's trip either in spirit or on the road. It was on Sidestands Up that I announced a book I'm writing for folks who think a cancer diagnosis is a death sentence, which it is NOT. The book will feature women motorcyclists who've either survived cancer or continue living with it. You can help me name the book here

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Reverb10, Day 29: Defining Moment

Prompt: Describe a defining moment or series of events that has affected your life this year. Ha! Most of the blog so far is about the series of events that led up to Kickstands UP and Kickstands DOWN. Here's a series of videos describing my life in the flow

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Reverb10, Day 17: Lesson Learned

Prompt:  What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward?

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Feeding That Hungry Media Machine

Watch my NBC-affiliate interview with Larry Sprinkle and listen to my HOUR with WBT's Keith Larson here.

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Night Flight to Beautiful Bend and Beyond

An action packed week in Bend, Oregon with two TV appearances and an official role in the Cascade Cycling Classic.

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Touring the BMW Performance Center

This video starts with a tour of the Center, then takes us outside to watch M-series drivers on the automobile course. Later we go out to the motorcycle off-road course where Motorrad Instructor Jim Millard describes the activities and skills to be learned by navigating through gravel, sand, ruts and ditches.

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Newtonian Physics and Balancing a Motorcycle

An experienced biker, my brother's been telling me to try the BMW 650 and I’ve hesitated because of its height. I’m a new rider with a 28? inseam and I WANT MY FEET ON THE GROUND! He, like other experienced riders, poo-poos this preference, saying, “If you get both feet on the ground you’ll develop bad riding habits that require both feet on the ground…if you can ride dirt bike style and stop with one foot you can ride anything.”

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