Beating a Dead Horse Podcast

Proud to announce the creation of a darkly fun new podcast by my son, Sean Mekinda, and his friend and co-host Jackson Keller. This means I get to do a bit of blatant parental promotion for them, so if you’re looking for something a bit different to listen to,...

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If you like what you’ve read here, I also have a few new pieces in my “Random Ramblings of a Rarebird” column in Midwest Motorcyclist. You can even find a bit more family sentimentality- with motorbikes, of course- in the September issue! As always, thanks for reading. Appreciate you...

To The New Year…

I love the Christmas / Holiday season, despite the inevitable changes (mostly good, some not so…) to family and friends each year brings. I hope this year was all you wanted, the next will be all you wish, and I thank you all for stopping here and sharing your...

Vintage Ride

Riding a vintage bike is the joy of riding a mechanical work of art. It means short rides, mostly from lack of confidence in even well-maintained old parts, and long stops, as everyone wants to talk to you about the bike. It means a glorious glimpse of the past,...