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by Liz Jansen Following up a life-changing motorcycle trip with an encore, especially one that doesn’t involve motorcycles, isn’t typical. But I expect it to be at least as meaningful. Next Saturday, August 5th, I’ll fly out to Alberta with …

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by Liz Jansen Mom and I went on our first motorcycle ride together on May 9, 2004. It was Mother’s Day and my 50th birthday. She was about to turn 78. So began an annual tradition that lasted for six …

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by Liz Jansen Sunday evening marked my return from seven glorious weeks on the road mostly through Western Canada with Trudy, my trusty Triumph Tiger, stopping just shy of the Pacific Ocean. Six of those weeks were on the Ancestor …

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by Liz Jansen Written for Father’s Day last year, the memories from the farm where my parents spent most of their life, are still vivid. They’ve further downsized into an assisted living apartment, and the car is now in underground parking. Dad turned 88 …

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I looked up the hill on the road to see a familiar figure trudging down the hill towards me. An old man, bundled up against the late November chill, he was at home in a heavy flannel jacket under green …

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In honor of dads and daughters everywhere! The healthy relationship you have with your daughter paves the way for her success in life.   On this feel-good Friday post, read this touching tribute to one woman’s father, and the difference …

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With the spotlight on mothers this weekend, it seemed fitting to balance things a bit with some touching dad and daughter stories. I love to see the wonderful relationships male friends have with their daughters, and female friends with their …

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How did your family take to your first moto-love? Readers on Motorcycle Mojo Magazine’s FaceBook  readers recalled their experiences.   26 Readers Share Family Responses to 1st Moto-Love Photo courtesy of Motorcycle Mojo Magazine Christopher G. My daughter called me …

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When I read this post, I knew it had to kick off the 2013 Feel Good Friday blog. Although particularly touching to me, it’s the sort of heart-warming, candid, meaningful, fun filled articles you can count on in Rachael’s blog. …

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“We’re just sitting down for coffee break,” said the familiar voice on the other end of the phone.  It was my 86-year-old mother and I’d called to check in as I do several times a week. My parents have been …

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