June 24, 2019
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Safe Riding: Winter Reading Suggestions

By Steve Smith of RIDE-CT.com Learning is a life-long process. We are never too old or have been riding too long to work on improving our riding skills. While waiting out the winter PMS (parked motorcycle syndrome) until being able to participate in an on-cycle skills improvement course consider doing …

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Doing Some “Bucket List” Contemplation

By Bud Wilkinson At what age or state of physical decay is it appropriate to draw up a “bucket list” of things to do or accomplish before one dies? Having prematurely written a “year-ender” column back in November after the pre-Halloween nor’easter and ensuing extended power outage left me unable …

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BMW Ejects Spark Plug, Causes Two-Up Calamity

By Bud Wilkinson By the time the Sunday motorcycle adventure ended, and riding cohort Gary Randall’s 1968 BMW R50/2 was securely strapped on a trailer, the sun was setting in the Berkshires and a bovine chorus was serenading us from beyond a barbed wire fence. Something that I feared happening …

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Restored Bultaco Jewel in Collection

By Bud Wilkinson Tucked in a line of heavyweight cruisers and customs outside the entrance to the Warner Theatre, Charles Olsen’s little black and silver 1966 Bultaco Metralla attracted a disproportionate amount of attention as it glistened in the heat at Torrington Thunder last month.  “It gives you a good …

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Suzuki RE-5 Rotary Motorcycle Remembered

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com The futuristic Suzuki RE-5 motorcycle was enthusiastically described in a promotional video as “a touring machine of a new age” and touted as being “in perfect harmony with the serene beauty of nature.” Riders back in the mid-70s thought differently. They not-so-serenely viewed the RE-5 …

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