Thursday, April 27, 2017

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Robert M. Pirsig, who inspired generations to road trip across America with his "novelistic autobigraphy," Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, died Monday at the age of 88.

Part road-trip novel, part treatise, part open letter to a younger generation, “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” unfolds as a fictionalized account of a cross-country motorcycle trip that Mr. Pirsig took in 1968 with his 11-year-old son, Christopher, and two friends. 

Tune into Talon's Tips and Tales tomorrow, Friday April 28 at 11 am MT  on KMRD-FM streaming at for an in depth story and tribute to this iconic writer.

be strong, be safe, Talon 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Elvis and his Harleys
Elvis purchased one of his first Harleys in1955 with the proceeds from his original Sun Records contract.  It was just the beginning of a life long love affair the King had with motorcycles.  The myth today surrounds a missing1971 Harley which Elvis granted to Priscilla in 1972 at their divorce.  Where is it?  Does someone, somewhere, own this famous bike?  Tune in Friday, April 21 to Talon's Tips and Tales at 11 am MT on to hear the story unfold.

be strong, be safe, Talon

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Flattest Camera in the West
Tune in tomorrow, April14, at 11 am MT for Talon's Tips and Tales on KMRD.FM/Listen
for some hot tips on using you phone camera.  Several years ago while working on a commercial photography assignment I was asked a question which has stuck with me ever since. The question? What’s in your tool kit? In other words, what do you need to get the job done? A camera is a tool, and a powerful one at that.  It’s not so much about the camera, but how it’s used. Good photographs require the photographer to slow down, see, and personally express the world in front of them.  How do you do this traveling on a motorcycle? The answer is simple. Keep it simple. Travel light.  A basic set of tools can generally meet most challenges you may encounter on the road.  Chances are the phone you carry comes with a pretty good camera. Here are a few tips for using your phone camera to capture your next ride. 

Like a copy of the tips and techniques for making photographs with the Flattest Camera in the West?  Click here for a free copy.

be strong, be safe, Talon

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Lady Bikers
Did you know there are 1.2 million lady bikers in the US?  Did you know Bessie Stringfield was the first black woman to ride a motorcycle across the US in 1930.  Did you know Debby Pearson of Santa Fe, NM rode the Hoka Hey Challenge riding over 14,000 miles across the US in three weeks?  Tune in Friday April 7 at 11 am MT to KMRD-FM 96.9 or streaming on the web at to Talon's Tips and Tales for amazing stories of lady bikers and a live interview with Debby Pearson.

be strong, be safe, Talon