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Saturday, April 7, 2018   (10 Comments - view/add)
Defining the comfort zone »
Sometimes an adventure starts well before you begin a trip. I am a regular family doctor with a fellowship in wilderness m...
Sunday, March 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
On a Mission to the Mission: Monkey business on Baja California »
Anyone who knows me well knows that the thought of riding in sand sends cold shivers down my spine. Thinking of sand penet...
Sunday, March 25, 2018   (5 Comments - view/add)
BMWs at the races »
It's 9:00 on Saturday, October 14 on the Kona coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. The heat is starting to build, passing th...
Sunday, March 11, 2018   (4 Comments - view/add)
Building a Bobber »
I have been riding motorcycles for more than 45 years. Triumphs, Nortons, BSAs, Ducatis, a Harley-Davidson and a lot of BM...
Sunday, March 11, 2018   (14 Comments - view/add)
Passed out »
September 4, 6 p.m. Got the bike all packed up and ready for the next two weeks of adventure. Wandered into the house and...
Tuesday, February 27, 2018   (6 Comments - view/add)
Getting screwed in Hornitos »
Some weeks before the BMWNorcal '49er Rally, fellow Norcal club and MOA member Lance Danielson and I were heading up to Ma...
Friday, February 9, 2018   (9 Comments - view/add)
Riding the Rideau »
I like riding into the past. On my modern German-bred two-wheeled steed, I can wander centuries-old pathways and arrive at...
Sunday, January 14, 2018   (3 Comments - view/add)
Mile Zero »
When thinking Spring Break, you don’t automatically think of Key West. However, I like travels that led me to farther most...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
When life gets in the way »
Standing side by side you'd be hard pressed to guess that Chuck and I are brothers. First impressions being what they are,...
Monday, December 18, 2017   (4 Comments - view/add)
Seeking the Arctic in Norway »
Back in 2012 we were in Smithers, British Columbia, when we met Floridian rider Dave Hand. We rode to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska,...
Sunday, December 3, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Biography of a BMW Motorcycle: Sustainable Life Cycle »
We are a product of our context, the social and political landscape we are born into, the resources available to us, and t...
Monday, November 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Womens GS Trophy teams selected »
The BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Female Team Qualifying 2017 Two Female Teams selected for BMW Motorrad Interna...
Sunday, November 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Big bike adventure »
"Daddy, I want to dance with you when you get back," my six-year-old daughter called to me as I put on my helmet. "Daddy,...
Sunday, November 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The many faces of Death Valley »
Single-day temperature swings up to 60 degrees, off the beaten track campgrounds, and a plan - or at least six versions of...
Sunday, November 5, 2017   (7 Comments - view/add)
Sport-touring on an RR »
I know these roads. I have ridden them for as long as I have ridden a motorcycle. They are the asphalt capillaries away fr...
Sunday, November 5, 2017   (16 Comments - view/add)
The slippery slope of a re-entry rider »
The last time I rode my own motorcycle was about 35 years ago. I really enjoyed that BMW R 69 S. Unfortunately, I had some...
Monday, October 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exploring Wyoming »
I've traveled through the least populous state, Wyoming, several times, but never really made an effort to do any real exp...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Journey to Vivos »
-or- Get on the back and ride, ladies! I rode on the back of three motorcycles in my early 20s. One was a motocross bi...
Friday, October 6, 2017   (18 Comments - view/add)
Gone but not forgotten »
After 38 years of acquiring motorcycles and compiling what some refer to as a fleet, I finally parted with one of my motor...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Scootering the Iron Butt Rally »
"Just give the bike a try, it’s a hoot to ride." That simple statement, said with genuine enthusiasm, enticed me down the...
Monday, October 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Almost never »
Years ago, when I began riding, I made a vow to myself that I wasn’t going to be one of those guys who hauled their...
Monday, September 25, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
AIMExpo 2017: Welcome to Columbus (Part Two) »
AIMExpo 2017: Welcome to Columbus (Part Two) --Read Part One-- With the major motorcycle presentations over, I...
Sunday, September 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AIMExpo 2017: Welcome to Columbus (Part One) »
AIMExpo 2017: Welcome to Columbus (Part One) With the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) making the decision to move its...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017   (5 Comments - view/add)
Riding in the clouds in Ecuador »
It started out as a 40th anniversary trip to Ecuador and evolved into one of the wildest and best motorcycle trips I’ve ev...
Sunday, September 10, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
From the passenger seat »
After sitting on a piano bench for 35 years, I never pictured myself on the back of a motorcycle. I began to seriously thi...
Wednesday, August 30, 2017   (2 Comments - view/add)
My time with BMW »
On more than one occasion in my life I have found myself wondering aloud that wonderful lyric from the Talking Heads: "How...
Monday, August 28, 2017   (7 Comments - view/add)
A ride 17 years in the making »
I have not always been a patient man, but 30 years in the military and parenthood must have transformed me. The following...
Monday, August 14, 2017   (18 Comments - view/add)
The 17-year-old motorcycle boy »
At 20, I became a daily rider, and over the next 23 years I had ridden thousands upon thousands of virtually event-free&nb...
Saturday, August 12, 2017   (2 Comments - view/add)
MOA member named Motorcycle Collector of the Year »
Motorcycle Collector of the Year, Philip Richter, and his two-wheeled Best in Class winner return to the Lime Rock Park H...
Monday, July 10, 2017   (26 Comments - view/add)
A dream come true »
The thought of riding off into the sunset without a care in the world is a common daydream for most of us. We drive home...
Monday, July 3, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
BMW’s Heritage Boxer Time Machines »
Photos by Will Guyan, Jon Beck and BMW Motorrad   In 2007, BMW was a very different company, straining to un...
Friday, June 30, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Stop your bike in Duncans Mills »
On August 3rd, 1877, a Wells Fargo stage coach slowed to round a tight corner on the dirt road to Duncans Mills. The horse...
Thursday, June 29, 2017   (11 Comments - view/add)
First ride of the Oldsters: A retiree and his airhead explore the American West »
One of my first goals after retiring was to embark on an extended motorcycle adventure while my health and most of my marb...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017   (3 Comments - view/add)
The Mountains of Tenerife »
"The roads can be very narrow and feature many incredibly tight, blind corners. Some are carved into the sheer rock and ca...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Discover Washington »
Paul promised "a ride to remember." He described an area not far from his Seattle home with mountains, beaches and a rain...

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