What’s in a name? Moto Guzzi’s reimagining of an American Icon

The cruiser market in America may be a wildly competitive place, but it still feels surprisingly unimaginative. Freeways are dominated by heavy, chrome drenched beasts that seem to have more to say about the past than the future. Harley-Davidson is the obvious 800-pound (probably more?) gorilla in the room, but a number of manufacturers have... Continue Reading →


What the Ducati Scrambler Café Racer taught me about life and change

It took me several years and at least two days to understand the point of café racers. They’ve always seemed more like lifestyle statements to me – primarily championed by hipsters – rather than “serious” motorcycles. Whatever that means. These sporty, minimalist bikes first came into fashion in Europe in the 1960’s and have seen... Continue Reading →

Smitten by a demoness: riding and rationalizing the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100

To properly describe what it’s like to ride the 2017 Aprilia Tuono, I’m enlisting the help of a song. A beautiful Italian opera would be fitting as the Tuono has pipes like Pavarotti. A dreamy love song works too, as would a soulful melody that inspires me to the stars. I haven't chosen any of... Continue Reading →


A new adventure: Discovering the many personalities of the Multistrada 950

Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Multistrada 950 on first approach. It's tall, wide, sky-high, and more than a little intimidating. This was also my first experience with a adventure motorcycle and I was filled with more questions than answers as I grabbed the keys and fired it up for the first... Continue Reading →


Monstah Mash: Ducati’s new Monster 797

Ever since Ducati phased out the Monster 696/796 duo back in 2014, new riders looking to the famed Bologna marquee for their first motorcycle had precious few choices. They could opt for the Monster 821, a bigger and heavier motorcycle than a green rider might be comfortable with, or the Scrambler, which only became available... Continue Reading →


My Top 5 motoring dreams

I know I’ve got my arms around a powerful dream when it ignites a kind of desperation in me to have it, own it, hold it before it disappears: I’m learning it’s wise to pay attention to the ideas that steal inside and prick at your heart with such cold, sweet longing. I’ve been thinking a lot... Continue Reading →


‘Hitting the Apex’ is coming to NH!

If you're unfamiliar with Mark Neale's work, you've been missing out. Neale has been making some of the finest MotoGP documentaries anywhere, and he has recently released a brand new film called 'Hitting the Apex'. Narrated by Brad Pitt, HTA covers the 2013 into 2014 MotoGP season and follows six of the fastest riders at... Continue Reading →


Queen City Cars & Coffee III

Queen City Cars & Coffee is back! The past two years hosting this show have been absolute blast, and I'm stoked to be putting it on again this year. Last year, over 90 cars attended, about 30 more than the first year. For QC3 (just made that name up right now and I dig it) the... Continue Reading →


Chasing Racing Dreams: The Penguin RoadRacing School

This edition of "Chasing Racing Dreams" features the Penguin Racing School who's home base is at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The school was the first motorcycle roadracing school in the country and provides a wide range of instruction and riding opportunities for every level of rider. Don't have a bike? No worries, you can... Continue Reading →


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