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About rhinomotorcycleblogger

Affliction: Moto-nutcase Geography: Born and raised in the Washington D.C metro area, moved to Daytona Beach, FL for 3 years then Salt Lake City, UT for 11 years then to Tucson, AZ for 2 years, back to VA for 4 years and finally landed back in Utah since 2006. Born: 1959 (damn I'm old) Occupation: International Playboy (and part-time Visual Simulation Engineer) Street Riding since: 1980 (30 years), Dirt Riding since: 1995 (15 years), Track Riding since: 1990 (20 years) Credentials /Courses/ Licenses: MSF ERC 11 times Trained to become MSF instructor (1997), then opted out to do more riding! NESBA Intermediate (upper mid-pack on a good day, can barely get out of my own way on a bad one) Current bike(s): '05 Suzuki Bandit 1200, '97 Ducati 748, '98 Yamaha R1, '02 KTM 640 Adventure, '07 Yamaha WR450, '05 Suzuki GSXR 750 Anniversary Edition, '06 Yamaha R1 Limited Edition, '08 Aprilia Shiver SL750, '86 Suzuki RG500 Gamma Previous bike(s): '78 Kawasaki KZ200, '81 Suzuki GS1100E, '90 Yamaha FZR1000, '91 Ducati 900SS, '92 Ducati 900SS, '96 Suzuki DR650, '97 Suzuki GSXR750, '98 Gas Gas EC250, '98 Suzuki TL1000S, '01 KTM MXC520, '03 KTM 990 Adventure, '00 Aprilia RSV1000' Mille, '82 Suzuki GS1000S Katana, '99 Yamaha R1, '03 Suzuki SV650, '06 Moto Guzzi Breva 1100, '97 Suzuki Bandit 1200, Dream bike: Somebody please give me a Britten!!!!! Also maybe a 51 Vincent Black Shadow, 30 Scott TT Replica, 14 Cyclone BoardTracker Favorite roads: No way I'm givin' up my Gold, find it yourself! Scare yourself on Angeles Crest or Deal's Gap if you dare, but stay the hell out of Utah, the roads are terrible. Other hobbies & interests: Competitive Swimmer (35 years), Road Bicycling, Jet skiing (gotta love water motorcycles!), Snow and Water Skiing and Graphic Design (nickname: StickerBoy) Words of wisdom: Always remember when you're on the road, you ARE the Invisible Man. Quote: "It's not tragic, if you die doin' what you love" Bodie (Patrick Swayze) in the movie Point Break

Jimmy Lewis Off-Road Riding School: Review

(Originally posted on Tuesday, December 11th, 2007 at 8:27 pm by rhino ) When you learn more in 2 days than the previous 10 years of riding, it’s significant. Such was my experience under the tutelage of Jimmy and … Continue reading

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A Taste of Harley

(Originally posted on Friday, March 21st, 2008 at 2:55 pm by rhino) Several years ago I had a defining moment related to women and motorcycling. I was talking with some coworkers about two-wheeled touring in southern Utah and our … Continue reading

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Gamma Get Together – May 2011- Asheville, NC

I have been friends with Rick Lance for more than 20 years. Our relationship started out as a source for me to get parts and advice for my 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma, but eventually grew beyond business into a friendship. … Continue reading

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Riding the Spyder (Can Am that is)

Finally had a chance to sample one of those 3-wheeled motorcycles today. I have a little trouble calling it a motorcycle because while it shares a few similarties with it’s two-wheeled bretheren, there are some pretty radical differences also. We … Continue reading

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Phoenix – rising from the ashes of

Yeah, I’m back online. The first blog site I belonged to,, has gone belly-up due to apathy. We had a great run of about 5 years and as many as 5 or 6 contributors, but various real life events … Continue reading

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