Author Archives: Occasional Road Rider

Combat Wombat Restoration Project

Hodaka restoration

Part 2: Combat Time If you haven’t read Part 1 of our series, where, as mostly Maico restoration guys, we ‘Enter the Combat’ zone with equal parts excitement and trepidation, you can read the first installment HERE. Planning “A little planning never hurt anyone.” I don’t know whether it was the US military or my […]

Vintage Motorcycle Days 2021: Back to Normal

Vintage Motorcycle Days 2016

After 2020’s COVID-induced cancellation of VMD, we were back to Lexington, Ohio for 2021 to enjoy the biggest non-Harley vintage bike and swap meet gathering—to my knowledge—in the United States. Although now rivaled by the Barber Vintage Festival, VMD is still the king of all-around old bike events. Here’s a walk through the event, as […]

The Triumph and the Chocolate Milkshake

on the road Triumph motorcycle

A “Good news, Bad news” very short story for very young motorcyclists. Once upon a time, a nice man went on a motorcycle ride. It was a very nice day–the last warm day of fall! The man rode the motorcycle up and down hills, through the mountains, into the country. It was a very nice ride.  As […]