Tag: Kelly Teal

Kelly’s Korner: Escaping the Holidays As Fast As You Can

November 3, 2016 Tags: , , ,
Holiday season has arrived. And for many of us, that means formulating an escape plan. Since we all ride, I’ll assume we’d want to carry out this escape on the world’s fastest production street bike. Holiday Hangover Cure in 1894!  Photo Courtesy Bonhams & Butterfields 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller Recreation Well, be glad 1894 is [...]

Kelly’s Korner: On The Road to Independence

July 7, 2016 Tags: ,
(Nicky Hayden, Winner of the 2006 MotoGP Championship with the American Flag) As we celebrate our country's official birthday, take a few moments to think about how the riding lifestyle creates independence in your life. This especially goes for my female readers, many of whom, like me, did not grow up with motorcycles and who [...]

Kelly’s Korner: Thirsty for Firsts

May 6, 2016 Tags: , ,

A couple of weeks ago I watched two of my nearest and dearest race in their first flat track event. Talk about hilarious. Their heats were fraught with bike mishaps and rider error but underneath it all ran a palpable exhilaration, the kind of high that only comes from a new riding “first.” And that […]

Kelly’s Korner: What Motivates You To Ride?

March 3, 2016 Tags: ,
A friend recently pointed me to a Scientific American piece from 2012 that explores the concept of motivation. The three keys that create lasting motivation are, according to the psychologists quoted, autonomy, value and competence. I've since been thinking about how the ideas in that article apply to riders. Considering the many environmental factors -- weather, dangerous [...]