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The First 60 miles or What the Full Throttle Was I Thinking?

Have you ever tried to lift a 600 pound motorcycle back to its upright position while fuel spills over the pavement faster than your ego spills from your head? Five minutes earlier I had signed the paperwork for my first motorcycle. Now it lay on its side in the dealership parking lot whilst I struggled to get it back up on its kickstand. Gas continued to pool out around the engine--I was reminded of the scene in a crime show when someone lying on the ground from a gunshot wound and their blood is oozing out around their skull.
It seemed like such a good idea at the time...
I had taken a two-day intensive training with 10 of the 16 hours spent riding around a track and learning how to safely maneuver a bike amongst painted lines and cones. The class was well worth the money and I cannot recommend it enough for new riders. If you successfully pass the BRC (Basic Rider Class) you receive a certificate for your motorcycle endorsement meaning you don't have to take any further traini…

I rode my motorcycle in the rain

536: That's what my odometer read on the way to the bus stop this morning. It was a rainy 45 degrees. And I was on my motorcycle. My motorcycle! The 536 miles represented not only the miles I put on my bike, but also the total number of biker miles I had under my leather boots. It was the first time in a week I had my bike out and, even though it was a short ride in uncomfortable weather, it felt good. Almost a Zen-like experience.
My adventure in biking began as an innocuous conversation with some friends. The husband had just bought a scooter and was telling my wife and me the benefits of such a purchase. Later, after the dishes were cleared and Jo and I were lying in bed I asked her what she thought of me getting a scooter. She said, 'You're too big for a scooter; you'd look like a dork—why not just buy a motorcycle?’

Now--stop everything and reread that last sentence. My wife had just suggested I buy a motorcycle---nay, not just suggested but encouraged the purch…

Season 3 Announcements

Oh, patient audience of Harry Strange, we are pleased to announce our Season 3 start date. But, before we do that, I’d just like to take a moment to explain what goes into this decision.

We recorded the first part of Season 3 back in Jan-Feb with the intentions of launching in March. However, life happens sometimes: things get rearranged—screws fall out—it’s an imperfect world. Due to the need to recast and rework some of the stories, our March start date was pushed back to May. And then, due to the need to recast and rework …well, you know the words, sing it with me, our start date was pushed back a tad bit further.

The good news is that the recasting and reworking for the first part of Season 3 is finished. Yay!!! Now we need to record principle characters for about 4 episodes and start on post-production for the rest. Which, by the way, if you’re interested in post-production work (mixing, line edits, sfx, etc.) feel free to send us an email and let us know.

All this leads to our anno…