Goodwill Score: Small Wonder – The Amazing Story of the Volkswagen

I scored a couple automotive books at the house that donations built: Goodwill. More specifically, the giant Goodwill on Portland’s eastside. I hate it there. It’s too bright, noisy, dirty, expensive, and addictive. You’ll find me and my girlfriend there a few times a week. As my friend Kevin says – it’s the Wal-Mart of thrift stores. I guess the only difference is that I wouldn’t be caught … Continue reading Goodwill Score: Small Wonder – The Amazing Story of the Volkswagen

Royal Enfield confirms Himalayan for a summer release in USA / North America?

Update: Royal Enfield has confirmed that the Himalayan is coming in 2018. Check out this article from A Ride Apart which details the plans to bring the small, affordable adventure bike to the United States. I think this bike will be the new, more affordable Kawasaki KLR and I can’t wait to see what a dedicated rider base will do with the platform. Original article … Continue reading Royal Enfield confirms Himalayan for a summer release in USA / North America?

Parts Counter: At the Post Office

I was shipping some parts off at my downtown Portland post office, and nothing about the entire experience felt either modern or streamlined. It was actually pretty nice, if you were in that “not in any sort of hurry” type of mood. I had spent the morning doing my usual lamentation for a real, honest-to-god, small-town styled auto parts store. A few months earlier, Radke’s in St. Johns … Continue reading Parts Counter: At the Post Office