It’s a simple formula; cow + rice burner = Cowasaki. If pigs can fly, then cows can ride.  I’ve seen a few of these type cartoons on the Internet and didn’t like any of them, so I came up with my own version.


I’m sure glad cows can’t fly

I ride a Kawasaki Concours C14. Wonderful bike and way more power than I will ever need. It just flys down the open slab. I’m not sure which I like better, hang gliding or motorcycling. Each has it’s own rewards and dangers. Each requires great skill and prescense of mind to stay alive. It’s all good.

Cool Stuff with this cartoon Image | The Cowasaki cartoon COLLECTION


Wyoming Prairie Dogs and how to keep them off the road

The problem: Prairie Dogs

Now that winter has passed, we have a new road hazard. Prairie dogs. Each summer, the road becomes littered with wandering prairie dogs. They have absolutely no fear of moving vehicles. They will either run into the path of a vehicle or just stand there and let themselves be flattened without even flinching. If you try and dodge these critters, you could end up in a wreck from trying to swerve. It’s best to just keep moving and try not to think about it. Harry Martin Cartoons Prairie Dog Plow

The solution: WYDOT Prairie Dog Plow

By swapping out the winter snow plow for the summer prairie dog plow, WYDOT hopes to keep the carnage to a minimum. You can help by slowing down. Watch for wildlife. Be safe and be aware. Safe driving to all.

Legal Statement

No prairie dogs were harmed in the production of this cartoon.

Cool Stuff with this cartoon Image | The Prairie Dog Plow COLLECTION


Taking ownership of a Kawasaki Concours C10

Road Rash Motorcycle Cartoon #2

I agreed to take ownership without a test ride. Owner would not let me take it for a test spin. Would you? Had no idea what I was getting into. I didn’t really know anything about the bike. All I knew for sure was, I wanted a big bike with a fairing and a lot of power.

Harry Martin Cartoons Road Rash cartoon #2 Taking Ownership
Taking ownership has hidden surprises!

Driving the motorcycle on the way home, I discover problems. The bottom of the tank had a slurry of rusty water and the owner said the tank was topped off. It wasn’t. I ran out of fuel on the way home. I found myself coasting down a big hill until I found a gas station. Lucky me. After getting home, I proceeded to learn the truth about the bike.

My second motorcycle

Road Rash Motorcycle Cartoon #1.

My first motorcycle was a Honda CM400T. Wish I still had it as it was not a powerful motorcycle, but it was a lot of fun to ride. I rode it during my college years, then stopped riding until many years later. A friend of mine bought a BMW and that reignited the spark that got me back into motorcycling. After college and getting married, I started looking around and sure enough, I started bidding for a Kawasaki Concours ZG1000 motorcycle on eBay. That was a mistake.

Road Rash Motorcycle Cartoon by Harry Martin

I noticed the mileage on the odometer and immediately purged myself from the bidding. In the end, I purchased a used Connie (C10) from a local seller. Soon after I purchased the bike, I joined The Concours Owners Group and became member #4090, where I am an Industry member even today.