A lot of my blog posts and newsletters are about motorcycles.
For the past 25 years I’ve ridden and wrote about motorcycles, working hard to become the best rider possible. I was a regular writer for Motorcycle Consumer News, and RIDER magazine, and a contributor to several other publications, including The Overland Journal, BackRoads Magazine and RoadRunner. My riding travel articles have appeared in many daily newspapers as well. I’ve led motorcycle tours in northern California, Utah, Italy and New Zealand. I’m a past member of the Arizona Precision Motorcycle Drill Team and participated in competitions and team performances as well as taught advanced motorcycle riding and safety skills. I’ve taken riding classes with Keith Code, Gary LaPlante, Bill Dragoo, Ed Melroy and Lee Parks, among others. As far as I know, I’m the only civilian to have ever participated in motor officer training programs with both the Phoenix Police Department and the Arizona Highway Patrol. You can read some of my published work about that here and here WingWorld and here in Sheriffs Magazine.
I’m still riding my motorcycle in Phoenix—3-4 times a week, although I dislike riding on surface streets around the city, given the number of distracted drivers. I frequently trailer the bike north to Moab, UT for off-road rides. I ride with two motorcycle groups. The most official is the American Flyers Motorcycle Club (AFMC). They organize two big rides a year, one domestic the other international (we’ve ridden in Italy, Croatia, Spain, Cuba, Mexico, Turkey, Greece, New Zealand and many other countries). Portions of the group also split off and do rides with a smaller number of members. The adventures with this group could easily fill a book – and actually do fill a book, written by AFMC founder Rich Marin, for which I was the editor. [Read more: Blog posts about bikes]
Below is a gallery of some of my motorcycle adventures. You’ll find a lot more stories under the newsletter tab. Here is an example of my Trial’s Bike riding experiences. Click on a photo and you’ll see it full size. This is more of a a placeholder until I can organize things better: