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Authentically like everybody else?? You don't see many in Memphis because Memphis is such a big Harley town. But in other places, even as close as Nashville, there are a lot of motorcycles that are what they call Cafe Racers. Originally in England, a Cafe Racer was a motorcycle that you found in a junkyard and fixed it up so it was pretty fast. It wasn't fancy because there was a big chance you were going to crash it. The Cafe part of Cafe Racer is that they would... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, November 26, 2022

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To get Memphis, you have to come to Memphis Friday's for us are "Memphis Day". We walk down the bluff to see what's going on at Tom Lee Park, it's going to be great!! Then circle back and stop at the Arrive Hotel for coffee and cookies, or sometimes a real breakfast. I had a pecan/cranberry jam bar yesterday. I could have eaten 6 of them. They have great/weird pastries. I love great/weird, it's very Memphis. It's fun to sit in there and... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, November 19, 2022

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What's your name, who's your daddy? Did you ever go to what was supposed to be a great, really great restaurant and be disappointed? I've done that at several places in New York and a couple in San Francisco.  It's always one of two things: Their fame was made by sucking up to a big-time food critic. Or their fame was made way in the past and they've quit trying. In both cases, they always seem to be in a rush just to turn the table and get you gone... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, November 12, 2022

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It was a dark stormy night. I ride a motorcycle to work every day. I traded my truck in to buy PK and a new car. I had to get rid of it, all it did was sit in my driveway while I paid insurance on it. I rode my bike every day. Riding in this morning reminded me of several things you would never know unless you ride a motorcycle in the rain in the dark on a windy day. Wind is not a big deal as long as there are trees nearby, like most places in Memphis. But, there are no... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, November 5, 2022