Rebecca Wong Simmons

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5 Keys to Becoming a Super Effective Leader

There's a right way and a wrong way to lead. Why not try the right way?<p>No matter how successful a businessperson you might be, leading others is a very real challenge for many. And while we know that anyone can lead, not everyone can lead effectively.<p>What are the keys to being a remarkably …

Leadership

Here's Why You Look Before You Leap Off A Jump At Full Throttle

Sand dunes are the perfect place to go hog wild on your dirt bike or 4x4. Hysterically fun terrain, jumps for days and all the room you could ever …

License Plates

Rewrite: Why Donald Trump is wrong about Harley-Davidson

Trump was forced to meet Harley-Davidson executives at the White House after fear of protests led to the cancellation of an event at a Wisconsin …

Aaron Colton’s YZ125 Build | Part One

Professional stunt rider Aaron Colton creates his own bike-build challenge, taking it upon himself to buy, build, and race a decade-old bike at 2016 …

WHY WE RIDE: mid-life crisis philosophy & motorbike riding

What 2 Best-Selling Researchers Say Are the 10 Biggest Truths About Leadership

Two award-winning authors reveal 10 timeless leadership principles based on 30 years of research.<p>Imagine you're sitting in a meeting with your colleagues at work, and in walks someone you've never met before. This person says, "Hi, I'm your new leader." What questions immediately come to mind that …

Leadership

The Lowdown on Motorcycle Engine Oil

Last time we discussed the fundamentals of engine oil and explored things like viscosity, the additive package, and service grades and standards. We …

After studying over a million people, my company found that top performers share this difficult skill — here's how you can develop it

TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact).<p>The hallmark of emotional intelligence is self-control — a skill that unleashes massive …

The Lowdown on Motorcycle Engine Oil

From the saddle you’d never imagine the violence occurring inside your engine cases as your cruise down the road. There is a dizzying number of parts …

Anthony Scott’s Honda CB550

Growing up near the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum, it comes as no surprise that Anthony Scott has always been intrigued by motorcycles.<p>But it wasn’t until his later years that his passion became uncontrollable, and he had to dive in headfirst. “I returned to the US after being overseas for seven …

Motorcycles

$3000 Streetbike Surgery: Suzuki SV650

Suzuki has sold untold thousands of SV650 motorcycles since the model's inception in 1999, and for good reason. Its sub-$6000 price tag, tractable …

Behind the Story: Lucky Peach on the History of Pho

American cuisine isn’t an oxymoron. For centuries immigrants have introduced different culinary crowd-pleasers, crossover hits that mish and mash until they become indelibly American. Italians brought pizza, Mexicans the taco, the Chinese gave us steamed dumplings, and the Vietnamese introduced <i>pho</i> …

Of All the Bikes I’ve Owned...

Yesterday, as I made yet another trip to Century Motorcycles in nearby San Pedro, California, to pick up my much-flawed 1983 GPz550 (you’ll be …

Salt Lake City

Where the Z800 Falls Short

Naked bikes/streetfighters are svelte, sexy, aggressive, fast, and oh so much fun in the city and back roads. Primed for wheelies when hopping on any …

Santa Monica

Everything about the Kawasaki Z800 motorcycle is smooth, friendly, and satisfying

Primed for wheelies when hopping on any freeway or jumping off the line at a stop light (not recommended, but easy to engage), nimble and perfect for splitting lanes during times of congestion, and delightful in the canyons or on the track for those days you want to get a knee down.<p>The crème de la …

How To Build A Cafe Racer

I’m a car designer by trade: I spend my time working out how to make machinery look as good as it can. Designers are creative people by nature, so we crave the opportunity to be as free as possible in our work. We also have many parameters, tests and boundaries to refer to, to make sure we deliver …

Motorcycle Wiring 101

<i>Joe Tessitore is a strange guy. Most motorcycle builders hate working with motorcycle wiring, but not Joe. It’s his favorite part of the build, and the source of most of his business. So we’ve asked Joe to demystify electrical systems, and provide an easy guide to sparking your bike back into …

Arduino

12 Steps to Building a Cafe Racer

The first feature on ‘How to Build a Café Racer’ struck a chord. Not everybody who read it agreed with the content, but when it comes to style, there are several different schools of taste.<p>I’m going to focus on the performance side of building a cafe racer. Or street tracker, scrambler, or any …

Motorcycles

Momoto SR500: blueprint for a budget cafe

Half a century ago, a café racer was a bike stripped to the essentials. Tuned for maximum performance over the short haul, it was usually a secondhand bike that didn’t break the bank—and was tweaked on a budget.<p>These days, the true modern café racer is probably a ‘streetfighter,’ a battered GSX-R …