Flying a Motorcycle!

FLYING A MOTORCYCLE Riding a motorcycle is kind of like flying an airplane. While the machines themselves are obviously different, the mindset to operate them, surprisingly isn’t.  In the late eighties, I determined to earn a pilot’s license. I remember climbing into...

The Magic of Turning Your Head

© 2007 by Jim Ford There were six of us recently riding to Wellsboro, Pennsylvania including a husband and wife couple. Dennis rode a R1200GS and Becky was on her F650CS. Everybody knows what a great bike the 12GS is. To my mind though the sleeper is the F650CS. What...

Soft Hands

SOFT HANDS By: Jim Ford Published in BMWMOA Owner’s News Downloadable PDF So I am motorcycling up into Pennsylvania to an orchard I know on a mission of acquisition – a goodly size stash of tree-ripened apples. It’s a lengthy, straight-line run, roughly 180...

Make the Time

By Jim Ford Published in BMWMOA Owner’s News Downloadable PDF I have observed over the years that I have been in the motorcycle biz, that there are as many reasons to purchase a motorcycle as people buying them. Some folks just love to look at them, all shiny...

Riding Like Sinatra

By Jim Ford Published in BMWMOA Owner’s News Downloadable PDF Over the past several months, I have (for once) gotten into the good habit of waking each morning, stumbling to the basement and mounting my treadmill. I’ve been consistent too. What’s helped is being...

Alone in The Rider’s Workshop

Dedicated to The Prince of the Parkway By Jim Ford Published in BMWMOA Owner’s News Downloadable PDF Whenever I conduct The Rider’s Workshop, I stress the importance of creating memorable riding experiences for oneself. You decide what’s memorable. By doing so,...