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Mike Torr
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A City kid, I love riding through the country. Started with an MGB, went up to the top: an '88 Alfa Romeo Spider, and then – at an age when most look for their rocking chairs, bought my Honda Elite. It's been full speed ahead ever since.
A City kid, I love riding through the country. Started with an MGB, went up to the top: an '88 Alfa Romeo Spider, and then – at an age when most look for their rocking chairs, bought my Honda Elite. It's been full speed ahead ever since.

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There's more to life than sitting astride two wheels. It must be me, although my BRW tells me that Mercury is in retrograde. I'm part of the Oil Spill Emergency Response Team, and every so often the Feds call and say something like: "There's an (fake) oil s...

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97.791% versus 69.391% Okay.  I made the percentages and numbers up, but not the reality.  The reality is this: I traveled over 3,000 miles, rode through 13 states - twice, and met and passed a whole herd of two-wheelers, both motorcyclists and scooterists,...

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It didn't matter whether I was teaching SCUBA diving, or deep sea diving, or rock climbing, or winter mountaineering, at some point my students started calling me.... Mother T. Now, I ask you, what kind of macho image is that? Okay, so I'm "fussy" about saf...

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And now, for the final tally... The statistics, if you will.... Round Trip Mileage Totals:  3,805.6 Statute Miles, or, 6,124.5 Kilometers. If you run a map route via highways, you get 2,837 miles: 3,013 via no highways.  So, the backroad routes are not much...

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Mineral may only have 400 some-odd folks, but it sure has one killer of a Mexican Restaurant. Tienes cerveza? No? Bueno, entonces por  favor, tráeme agua  y para la cena, voy a tener  Pollo Con Mole De Jefe, gracias... Neat. In the south, and not an y'all t...

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It's not always fun and games in the Sun.  Sometimes it's doom and gloom, fear and uncertainty, worry and concern... Mineral, Virginia.  One-hundred nineteen miles south.  It's 5:30 in the evening.  I've been on the road since 4:45 this morning, during whic...

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There was no oasis.... I couldn't get there from here.... All I did was stop at a Dunkin' Donuts.... I twisted that right handle as visions of billowing tents,  undulating slowly,  embracing and sheltering me from the blazing sun,   danced joy ously   in my...

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Are you still on Day Two? For those of you who have never done so, let me tell you about driving in Pennsylvania.  The official minimum speed limit,  irrespective of location , is 65 mph. If the posted speed limit is 65, then one is expected to do no less t...

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Lions and Tigers and Deers Oh, My. Rules For Prospective (and current) Gas Station Owners: ONE: Under no circumstances are you to consider  hiring anyone with even the slightest knowledge of Geography, or any concept of direction, distance or spacial relati...

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So.  Let me tell you about the trucks. No.  Let me tell you about how dark it is on a country road at midnight. Naw.  How about how many Italians does it take to change a burned-out brake light bulb? Wait! Wait! How about first the machine goes, then it sto...
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