Hardcover. “…Other than the pleasure of the ride itself, this trip had been uneventful. That mattered little. I twisted the throttle and laughed as with a surge of power we shot up the... More > long rise in front of us. Cresting the hill, something caught my eye and I became suddenly alert. Oh my . . . My heart raced. Hitting both brakes and downshifting, I steered The Dragon off the shoulder, scattering gravel and dust as I went. I continued braking, pushing the superb machine right to the edge of her performance, and slid to a halt at the very peak of the hill. I had to take two long, deep breaths before I could totally absorb what I was seeing.” Join the author in a series of adventures as he rediscovers what he had known deep in his soul all along—experience is the purpose, the journey is the destination.< Less
(Hardcover) Mumbling something about slipping on the ice, I mounted the big cruiser. The clerk glanced down at the pavement and my eyes followed. It was clean and dry. Crud. It was time for some... More > rest. I rounded on the clerk. "Breakfast! Where's breakfast?" That was about as articulate as I could get at the moment. He got my meaning. "Two blocks down. A diner. Best place around. You can’t miss it." Shaking with fatigue and bone weary, I had a rather annoying vision of me crashing my Valkyrie right through the front door of the place. Can’t miss it? I shuddered. "Yah, I'm more than a little worried about that." From a summer run across the almost mythical Route 66, to tragedy and trials in the cold, forbidding winter mountains of the west, to high-speed jaunts though the storm-swept canyons of a city commute, ride with the author as he narrates a series of fantastic adventures with passion and humor. Find out why, It's About the Ride. Life is a road. Live. Ride. See. Fly. Are you ready?< Less
Hardcover. '...I know the risks, and moderate them when I can, but still I press on, even into adversity. There are very few things I fear, and even this situation wasn't one of them.
But... More > still...every now and then...just once and a while...
I wonder...I question...I seek to understand why...
Beaten to the edge of rationality, stunned beyond the capability of comprehension, between racking sobs and painful gasps for breath I screamed into the chaos,
"What in the bloody hell am I doing out here?"
I wasn't really expecting an answer...'
Through a series of adventures told with humor and passion, Life is a Road, Get on it and Ride captures the essence of the motorcycling experience and carries the reader where few have ventured before. Take a wild ride into the magical worlds along the highways of America and a passionate tour through the mysterious soul of an avid motorcycle rider. One reader calls it, "A little bit of Jung, a little bit of Freud, and a little bit of rock and roll." (Doc D)< Less
(hardcover) 10,158 miles. Incredible thunderstorms, raging forest fires, dense smoke, hail, sleet, cops, a half-a-dozen paramedics, bears, and even a dragon or two…you know…the usual... More > stuff. Ride the Alaskan Highway all the way there and back again. It’s 4365 miles each way, Dallas to Fairbanks…< Less