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On The Road

POSTCARDS FROM THE ROAD


This section of my web site features some of my favorite images gathered over many years of touring the United States in the saddle of some of the many motorcycles I have ridden over the years. I’ll start by stating one of my main beliefs about riding:


“It is not about the bike…its about the ride”


Too many “bikers” these days identify so much with a particular motorcycle brand and have lost touch with the very essence of being “In The Wind”. I could care less what you ride…so long as you ride. In more than 40 years on two wheels I have pretty much owned them all: British bikes, Japanese bikes, six different Harley-Davidsons and currently a BMW. I’ve logged some 200,000 miles behind the bars of large, heavyweight touring bikes, having owned three different Electra-Glide models since 1997 (and renting numerous others in “Fly and Ride” adventures all over the country. I’ve also owned an H-D Springer Softail model customized to replicate the great chopper style of the 50’s as well as a Dyna Wide Glide model, built with a more contemporary chopper mentality. I once owned a hard core, hard tail, fat-tired, large cubic inch modern chopper which was extremely beautiful to look at, but was an absolute death trap to ride. I’m glad that one is gone and that I didn’t hurt myself when it was under me! I had one of the coolest H-D Sportsters that ever rolled down the road. My mount today is a fine BMW sport touring motorcycle. A quarter million miles in the saddle has taught me that there is no such thing as the perfect motorcycle; but my BMW is the perfect motorcycle for me at this stage in my life…fast, nimble, technologically advanced and capable of traversing thousands of miles in (relative) comfort. It reminds me of why I fell in love with motorcycles so many years ago.


Only those people that ride truly understand the experience. You don’t just see the sights around you…you feel them. Every change in temperature is felt. You are often overcome by the overwhelming fragrance of things like wild flowers and fresh cut grass. The inconvenience of riding in inclement weather is just part of the game; and it makes you a better person, in so many ways, simply by overcoming the challenges. The ultimate rewards of two-wheeled travel are those that will never be experienced or understood by those that travel in a car or on a tour bus.


I’ve been asked if I have a retirement plan. I do. I plan to ride my motorcycle(s) and to make photographs for myself these days. Man with a plan. I intend to revisit some of the wonderful places I’ve traveled to over the years, and to venture to new places I’ve yet to visit. I intend to reunite with dear old friends and make a whole bunch of new ones. I plan to document my travels by adding new pictures to this gallery on a regular basis. I hope you enjoy the images you see here and I welcome you to ‘ride along’ with me here as I continue to tour this great country of ours.