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Steven W. Aunan
Webmaster and novelist in Northern California.
Interests: motorcycles, parenting, writing, photography
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Posted Jun 29, 2016 at Cult of Dualsport
Within a few days, I expect to change the URL of this site. Instead of visiting www.cultofdualsport.com, you'll have to get here through TypePad: http://cultofdualsport.typepad.com. There will be no more posts to this site for the forseeable future. All the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at Cult of Dualsport
Probably. New projects and a more satisfying home life have kept me off the trails for almost two years exactly. On Jan. 1, 2009, the Big Red Pig and I went instantly separate ways, just off Lowell Hill Road, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2011 at Cult of Dualsport
The Adventure Cycling blog has a good, short article about dual sport guys riding the Great Divide. Now, while I would hate seeing the Great Divide get overrun with motorized vehicles, I don't think the occasional dual-sport motorcycle rider is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
Motorcycle USA has their 2010 comparison of what they're calling "quarter liter dual sports". (I posted on this awhile back, noting that the results weren't in yet.) Only the Kawasaki has any changes for 2010. The bikes being compared are:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
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The year was 1972. The president was Richard Nixon. He had just signed Executive Order 11644, establishing policies and procedures "that will ensure that the use of off-road vehicles on public lands will be controlled and directed so as to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
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When I was a kid, I read a lot of Hardy Boys books. But I don't remember reading the very first one, titled, "The Tower Treasure." Today I was helping my wife set up her 4th grade classroom for the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
Motorcycle USA reports on the latest stats from the Motorcycle Industry Council. The bad news? Sales are down by 18% from last year. The good news? Dual sport sales are down the least, with only a 3.8% drop. Off-Highway vehicles... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
The guys at MISSIONmoto were interviewed by the West Seattle Herald recently. My favorite quote? "Jesus would drive a dual-sport ... You can get anywhere." Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
A post over at Motherlode Dualsport has information on the Obama Administration's "national dialogue about conservation in America." Save The Trails, ARRA and American Landrights teamed up to post alerts recently asking people to VOTE for IDEAS to help ensure... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
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Popular Mechanics has a buyer's guide for plug-in bikes. I've blogged about the Quantya, Brammo and Zero, but there are a few others here that I haven't heard of. Like the Ultra Motor A2B Metro below, which is cool but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
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Thanks, guys! The Backroads Touring - Kansas site has this to say about the 100,000 miles of "secondary and unpaved roads" that they ride: We consider ourselves most fortunate to have access to the tallgrass prairie and other unique areas... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
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Awesome photos of Moab here at Mojave Dualsport. This is the kind of riding that Wildlands CPR and other groups want to ban. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
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A few cool old photos here at Two Wheeled Texans. And here at AdvRider. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
I wonder if this ad sold more lipstick, or more motorcycles? Roost: Helmet Hair Magazine. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
The Sacramento Bee says that grave robbers and tattooed parolees are terrorizing California's state parks, and there aren't enough park rangers to stem the tide of crime.I'm getting pretty fed up with the government-media complex and its penchant for publishing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
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Over at Faster and Faster there's this image. The graphic indicates it came from somewhere over here. (Use Google Chrome if you want to quickly translate the site from Dutch.) Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
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Great photo from Northwest Motorcycle Association. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
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This book looks interesting. The blurb at Amazon says it covers dual sport bikes, but I suspect that's just for marketing purposes. There are no reviews yet. Who's going to be the first? Whether you ride a sport bike, cruiser,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
For some reason, I'm subscribed to the Wildlands CPR email list. In one of their latest articles, The Forest Service's Fatal Flaw, Executive Director Bethanie Walder opens with this: Oedipus Rex, Macbeth, Willy Loman, Tony Soprano, and ... the Forest... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
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Is this an 850? A friend of mine had one in college, and I rode it occasionally. But it looked nothing like this. The owner put Kenda 761 dualsport tires on it and says they work great. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
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According to CycleWorld, the 990 Adventure R is the best dual sport of 2010. Thanks, guys. I caught flak for the admission that I was in love with the KTM 950 Super Enduro R, and now an even bigger bike... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
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I love using the word "zero". It enables me to say something about nothing, and I'm pretty good at that. I learned the skill back in college, in the English classes which required me to write very long answers to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
The Pirelli MT 90 -- an 80% street tire, and not for me -- is the best selling dualsport tire from Amazon.com. The 80/90S-21is $57.99, while over at Tires Unlimited the same one is $69.15. When did this happen? Tires... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport
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Results aren't available, but Motorcycle USA says they're testing four bikes. No update since June 25. So we’ve collected four reasonably priced dual-sports from the Big Four Japanese companies. Honda has provided its $4999 CRF230L (learn more about it in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at Cult of Dualsport