Mechanical therapy by Doctor Guzzi

Spring Preparations in The Kneeslider Garage - Reflective maintenance

After building benches and cabinets and spending time upgrading the garage, it felt good to pull the cover off the Guzzi, set it up on stands and contemplate some wrench time before rolling it out. This is when a bit of slow, reflective maintenance makes all the difference, for the bike and for the mind, […]

The Kneeslider garage gets new cabinets

The Kneeslider Garage Evolves - New cabinets installed, setup continues

Sub zero weather isn’t bad if you’re busy in the garage and for the past few weeks, I’ve been assembling and mounting new cabinets in the workshop, rearranging and sorting things and, in general trying to put everything in it’s proper place. There’s still a lot of work to do, but I’m making progress. I […]

Work under way in the workshop of Richard Pollock's Mule Motorcycles

Workshop Weather Returns So Start Planning Your Projects

It’s been getting steadily colder and, as winter approaches, many of us are seeing snow. With the turn of the seasons and shorter days, what better way to spend some time than in your workshop? So head out to the garage and fire up the heater. If your ride doesn’t need anything in particular, why […]


Do You Have the Right to Repair and Modify Your Own Vehicle? Should You?

Yes. Next question? — Unfortunately, there are those who don’t agree and in the past few days the discussion of whether you and I should be able to fix or modify things we own has been getting a lot more attention. Right now, cellphones are the issue, there’s quite a debate and some pending legislation […]

Home workshop

Interesting Times and Self Reliance in the New Normal Economy

It’s been an interesting week, and if you’ve been around here for a while you know that when I say interesting like this, I’m using the meaning inferred by the old Chinese curse of, “May you live in interesting times.” While my computer was sleeping I was rather involved and, while so occupied, it made […]