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Tracy Farr

Tracy Farr was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and grew up around the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

After graduating from college with a degree in music education, he taught for two years then joined the military. Tracy spent five years in the Air Force serving as a photojournalist and editor of a weekly Air Force newspaper. At the end of his enlistment, he returned to civilian life and teaching.

Tracy is an avid motorcyclist, musician, artist, and storyteller.

He is married and has three children—and some cats.

Paul van Hooff

Paul van Hooff
Tracy Farr


Brent Allen

Brent Allen

Brent “Crash” Allen grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, graduating high school in 1981, the same year he bought his first motorcycle—a 1978 Honda XL500S. Receiving his motorcycle endorsement that year, he has kept it current ever since.


Trained and certified as an Idaho State Motorcycle Safety Instructor in April 2003, “Crash” teaches both basic and advanced motorcycling classes. He was awarded the Shining Star award by Idaho STAR in 2004 and an Award of Merit in 2010.

“Captain Crash” is well-known in the motorcycling community, having produced the popular series of motorcycle safety videos titled “Howzit Done?” which have received over three-quarters of a million views on YouTube.


The author has owned sportbikes, standards, dual-sports, a motard, and now a cruiser. An equal opportunity rider—if it’s got two wheels, he’ll ride it.


Early on, Brent worked as a truck driver, equipment operator, light duty mechanic, pump jockey, and a freight handler. He attended college at Foothills College, Santa Monica College, and eventually Brigham Young University, where he was awarded a bachelors in Mass Communications in 2011. Brent went to work in broadcasting in the Salt Lake City area in 1986. He moved to Idaho in 1990, where he worked as a television photojournalist, production and operations manager, and producer/director. Brent has worked on nationally broadcast football and rodeo events as a camera operator since 1986.


In 2002, Brent was hired as a Professional Technical Educator and now teaches broadcasting to high school students. In 2005 he was voted “Teacher of the Year” by his high school teaching peers. His students have been the SkillsUSA Idaho State Champions in Television (video) Production from 2005 through 2010, SkillsUSA National Champions in Television (video) Production in 2009, and SkillsUSA Idaho State Champions in Broadcast News in 2006 and 2009.


Brent is also Fire Commissioner for the Nampa Fire Protection District and is proud to be helping first responders do their jobs and do them well.


Author of Motorcycles, Life, and… and The Elemental Motorcyclist


A. P. Atkinson

A. P. Atkinson, known as Jack to his friends for some inexplicable reason, was born in London in the latter part of the twentieth century. The majority consensus is that this was probably a bad move on his part.

Coming from a family of motorcyclists, he had an early interest in things with a wheel at each end. His father was an engineer and his uncle was renown for drunken bar fights and riding too fast, in no particular order. They encouraged him with a box of parts and the promise that there was a bike in there somewhere. There mostly was, and he built his first motorcycle at the age of sixteen and has built many more since; some even worked.

Several engineering disasters later, and a few drunken bar fights, he fostered a passion for not crashing through hedges while riding sports-bikes at speeds upon which the law frowns.

His other passion is writing, for which he discovered he had a little talent, at least more talent than he displayed at not crashing through hedges. At the age of eleven he grumbled to a friend about the quality of a story he had read. His friend challenged him to do better, which set him on a lifelong quest to live the life of an impoverished writer.
After creating a number of fictional stories that awkwardly blended science-fiction with motorcycles, he gave up and decided to find somewhere to quietly drink himself to death.
When he finally decided to leave London and discover what was actually out there, it all naturally came together: motorcycles, questionable ethics, a dubious grasp of grammar, a passion for telling stories, and absolutely no clue about what he was going to do next.


Author of Those Two Idiots!

A. P. Atkinson

Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent

Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent—better known as Ants—is an English writer whose favourite occupation is embarking on very long journeys in unsuitable vehicles; a habit which started in 2006 when she drove a bright pink tuk tuk from Bangkok, Thailand to Brighton, England with her friend Jo. Through the trip the duo raised $75,000 for charity, set the world record for the longest ever journey by auto-rickshaw, wrote a best-selling travel book, Tuk Tuk to the Road, and won Cosmopolitan magazine’s Fun Fearless Female Award. Since then, she has ridden a Honda C90 3,000 miles around the Black Sea, organised the Mongol Derby, the longest horse race in the world, and survived an attempt to reach the Arctic Circle on an old Russian Ural with sidecar.

She writes regularly for publications such as Overland Journal (USA), Adventure Journal (USA), Ride (UK), Wanderlust (UK), The Guardian (UK) and Overland (UK). She’s also appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including the very popular UK chat show Richard & Judy and BBC Radio 4’s Excess Baggage. She has contributed chapters to anthologies including Flightless (Lonely Planet) and A Girl’s Guide to Travelling Alone, and through her blog,, was voted one of the “Top 100 travellers to follow on social media in 2014.” (Twitter: @AntsBK, Facebook:

She’s also a regular public speaker at schools, travel shows, the Royal Geographic Society, and adventure, literary, and motorcycle festivals. In between travelling and writing, she works as a freelance television producer, making travel, adventure, and history documentary programmes for the BBC, National Geographic, Channel 4, and ITV.
A Short Ride in the Jungle was published in the UK by Summersdale in April 2014 to great reviews: it has been variously described as “beautifully written…jaw-dropping…truly wonderful…exceptionally well-researched…fantastic…part travelogue, part thriller…a classic to be.”


Author of A Short Ride in the Jungle

Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent
Zoe Cano

Zoë Cano

Zoë Cano was born in Hereford, England, in the wonderful ’60s and has had the spirit for adventure traveling from an early age. In the 1980s, needing to find work and stand on her own two feet, she moved to Paris, bought a scooter, and lived there for a decade, working in the film industry and the international events business.


For the next fifteen years, Zoë traveled extensively for diverse projects, taking her across the world into Europe, Asia, and the Americas. During this time, she resided in New York, and Boston. She eventually returned to England to continue working in events.


Zoë started rowing competitively and took the challenge to skiff the entire length of the Thames from its source in the centre of England to Greenwich. She recently crossed the Peruvian Andes on horseback. She still travels extensively, often taking her beloved Triumph Bonneville motorbike.


Zoë lives in West London, close to the river and never far from the next adventure.


Author of Bonneville Go or Bust, Southern Escapades, Chilli, Skulls & Tequila, Hellbent for Paradise, & Mini Escapades around the British Isles

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Ron Davis

Ron Davis has been a rider, on and off, for about fifty years. Over that period, he’s also squeezed in a full time career teaching high school and university classes in writing, photography, and publishing while also working as a social media writer for the tourism industry in Northwest Ontario and as an associate editor and columnist for BMW Owners News. In addition, his writing has been featured by BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Volume One, Our Wisconsin, and the National Writing Project, and his essays (some about riding) can be heard regularly on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Wisconsin Life.”


Author of Shiny Side Up and Rubber Side Down

Isabel Dyson

Isabel Dyson

Isabel Dyson was born in Kent, England, in the 1980s and grew up in the richly historic, coastal town of Deal. The spirit of adventure was instilled in her from a young age, having grown up with two older brothers when it was still OK to play out in the street and swim in the icy waters of the English Channel.

Her taste for exploration was nourished by a television-free family home and fuelled by an early love of books, camping holidays, and relatives that were spread across the globe.
Isabel pursued her love of books and writing by later studying literature at university where she wrote for and edited the news for the student newspaper. After graduating, she moved to London without a job but soon found herself applying her skills in marketing.

While living in London, she met Byron, who matched her desire to travel with one for motorbikes. After a few years, they saved enough money to combine their passions and undertake a journey from Alaska to Argentina on an R100RS BMW, fondly named the Flying Aga. They documented their adventure in a blog before Isabel turned it into her first book on their return.

Isabel currently lives with Byron in Lincolnshire (a biker’s paradise) where they are saving again for their next journey.


Author of Beads in the Headlight

Tracy Farr

Tracy Farr

Tracy Farr was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and grew up around the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

After graduating from college with a degree in music education, he taught for two years then joined the military. Tracy spent five years in the Air Force serving as a photojournalist and editor of a weekly Air Force newspaper. At the end of his enlistment, he returned to civilian life and teaching.

Tracy is an avid motorcyclist, musician, artist, and storyteller.

He is married and has three children—and some cats.

Author of Chasing America

Graham Field

Author and travel writer Graham Field was “born at a very early age, and independent travel begun shortly after he learned to crawl.” During obligatory but inadequate schooling he spent the majority of his time looking out of the window and escaping into his favourite daydream—the freedom of the road. Making restless dreams become a reality has been his single-minded talent.

Graham’s life of travel really started with his first motorbike, obtained way before he was old enough to have a licence. By the age of eighteen he was living in the US, working in construction, in strip clubs, and riding a 1960 Harley-Davidson. In 1990, he set off around the world with a backpack, and this was followed by challenging solo cycling trips in India and China. 

For over a quarter of a century, Graham has had three constants in his life: motorcycles, travel, and diary keeping. He appeared on a national TV game show, where he announced he would use his modest winnings to ride to Mongolia. This was when all three of his obsessions came together. On a thousand-dollar KLR 650, he rode 15,000 miles east from his home in the UK—105 days on a $7,500 budget. This journey, the people met, the challenges, and the startling contrasts of both the cultures and landscapes became the subject of his hugely popular and inspirational diary-format book, In Search of Greener Grass.

A few years later, his KLR, with the same budget, distance, and time-frame, took him to Iraq and Azerbaijan. A “eureka moment” occurred during this journey, and that epiphany became the topic of his enthralling second book, Ureka [Titled Eureka in the North American print edition.]. His third book, Different Natures, takes the reader on earlier motorcycle trips from the Alaskan Arctic Circle to southern Mexico. Delving into diaries packed with tales of naivety, and at times eyebrow-raising debauchery, the reader soon discovers that Graham’s mantra is “You never lie to your diary.”

Graham writes regularly for Overland Magazine. His articles and columns are published in British national papers and motorcycle publications in both Europe and North America. His presentations are widely regarded as some of the funniest in the genre, and in radio interviews he is well known for his passion for travel and his off-the-cuff comments, which both challenge and amuse. He makes regular contributions to Adventure Bike TV, where he was nominated as “most inspirational adventurer.” Graham has a residency on Adventure Rider Radio, alongside travel writers Brian and Shirley Hardy-Rix, Grant Johnson of Horizons Unlimited, and myself. He currently lives in Bulgaria, with a variety of iconic motorcycles, a cluster of KLRs, and some gold-digging cats.


—Sam Manicom


Sam is the author of a four-book series (Into Africa, Under Asian Skies, Distant Suns, and Tortillas to Totems) about his eight-year journey around the world by motorcycle.


Author of In Search of Greener Grass, Eureka, & Different Natures

Graham Field

Mike Fitterling

Michael Fitterling

Michael Fitterling was born in northern Indiana in 1957 in Mishawaka and was raised nearby in southern Michigan. He attended Anderson College (now University) in Indiana from 1976 through 1978. In 1979, he took a break from his studies to travel to Central America, which was followed by other journeys around the US, Central America, and Caribbean. He returned to school in 1989, attending the University of South Florida in Tampa, where he graduated with honors from the school of the arts in 1992.

After art school, he began work as a graphic designer. In 1997, he was working as cover designer and illustrator for Lost Classics Book Company and later became Managing Editor. He acquired the company in 2010. Finding himself the owner of a publishing company, his natural inclination was to turn to publishing books about what he loved, so in 2011, he started Road Dog Publications, an imprint dedicated to books on motorcycling and adventure travel. In 2013, he became Editor of Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Magazine, the official publication of the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club of North America, where he also currently serves on the Board of Directors.

Trips around the US with his family when he was young sparked his interest in travel, and he has continued traveling by one means or another ever since. In the 1980s he became interested in sailing and bought a small sailboat in which he lived and traveled along the coast of the US and eventually through the Bahamas and parts of the Caribbean, while working stints doing boat deliveries. He served as a professional captain aboard a large sailing catamaran in the Cayman Islands during summers while he finished his art degree in Florida during the winter months.

After returning from the Cayman Islands to the States, an old interest in motorcycles resurfaced when he found a forgotten and non-running 1968 Honda CB350 in storage. He finished its restoration in 2009, learning about motorcycles as he worked on the project. He traveled much of the eastern US on that first motorcycle. Over the years, he has owned several motorcycles, both vintage and new, including a Suzuki Savage 650, a Honda CL250, a Honda CB500 Twin, a 2011 Triumph Bonneville T100, and his current bikes: a Suzuki GS550e and a 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 XCa. He has travelled over 150,000 miles by motorcycle since 2009 in both the United States and Canada.

Michael lives in the small town of Lake Wales in central Florida.

Author of Thoughts on the RoadNortheast by Northwest, & A Year in Motion

Jacqui Furneaux

Jacqui Furneaux

Seven years, twenty countries, no plan.
How it started . . . 

In 1998, after bringing up a family and enjoying a lifetime career as a nurse and health visitor in the UK, I set out on a year’s journey, on my own for the first time ever, having always been someone’s daughter, little sister, or wife. I started backpacking in Thailand and explored many South East Asian countries armed only with wide-open eyes and a guide book. Six months into the trip and feeling quite the adventurous explorer, I went to Pakistan and then to Rajasthan, India, where I met a Dutchman who was travelling on an Enfield Bullet motorbike. He fired my imagination with tales of the open road.

I returned to the UK, but I found it hard to settle down, as I really liked travelling, and although at my age I really should have known better, I set off again,  this time combining my love of travel with my other passion . . . motorcycling. I’d owned various Japanese motorbikes over the years since passing my test at the age of twenty-four but had never had an Enfield!

Exchanging guide books for road maps, for my fiftieth birthday I bought a brand new 500cc Enfield Bullet in India and rode it, initially alongside the Dutchman who had suggested the idea. He was seventeen years younger than me, and I thought the adventure might last six months, at most. None of it was planned. I would not have dreamed I’d be having this chance of a lifetime when I should have been saving for my retirement. But life’s too short not to take a chance.

Author of Hit the Road, Jaq!

Aaron Heinrich

Aaron Heinrich

It’s no surprise that Aaron created Asphalt & Dirt ( It gratified his perpetual need to answer two of his favorite questions: “I wonder where that road goes, and what’s the story here?”

Aaron is a lifelong journalist and storyteller who published his first writing at the age of twelve—a letter to the editor for his local junior high school’s clean up project. The power of the written word grabbed him and fueled Aaron’s desire to take his writing even further. He went on to obtain an undergraduate degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and an MFA in screenwriting from the University of Southern California.

But a writing career is not where Aaron headed from there. Financial expediency sent him down the path of public relations and marketing. Since making that choice, he’s worked with large global companies like Microsoft, FedEx and T-Mobile, and startups to medium-sized companies launching a literal plethora of new devices and services.

Never far away, though, was an innate curiosity for what lie just beyond the next twisty or bend in the road. After a nearly twenty-five-year hiatus, he got back on a motorcycle and proceeded to rack up mile after mile exploring the freeways, highways, and backroads of the West. Several years later, he launched the website Asphalt & Dirt as a platform for telling the stories of individual riders, regardless of what or where they rode. The stories shared in Asphalt & Dirt cover the roads traveled and lives led of interesting people from all walks of life and all parts of the world.

While Aaron continues to help companies of all sizes create and improve their brand stories, he profoundly understands what it means to share the fascinating journey of the human spirit—especially of those who are intimately one with road, wherever it may take them.


Author of Asphalt & Dirt

Paul van Hooff

Paul Andre Jan van Hooff was born on the 19th of March 1964 in Kaduna, Nigeria, where his father was employed as a pilot at the time. He does not have any memories of his residence in Nigeria. He grew up in De Zilk, a village located by the North Sea in the Dutch province of  South Holland. He moved to Amsterdam when he turned twenty-one and remained there until his early forties. His favorite hang-out there still  is Café De Koe. He studied journalism at the School of Journalism in Utrecht from 1987 to 1991. After graduating, he kick-started his career as a press officer for the Catholic Broadcasting Association (known as the KRO in Dutch, comparable to the British BBC). He changed his career to freelance journalism after realizing that the routine of a steady job was just not for him. He developed a specialty in two niches: that of broadcasting and motor journalism.

To Paul, besides journalism, motorcycles are a way of life. Cars mean nothing to him; he never even bothered to get a car driver’s license. “In a car you’re locked up in a far too confined space, alone with your thoughts and the smell of your own farts. On a motorbike your senses are in sync with what happens around you. You are one with the landscape, with the sun, the wind, the rain and the cold. You are part of the elements.”
His first real motorbike was a  Laverda 750SF, after which several Ducatis and Moto Guzzis followed, along with different off-road bikes such as the Yamaha XT500 and the Honda XR650R, as well as the odd outing to Buell. Italian motorbikes have his preference—after all, Italians understand the power of seduction like no others.
In May 2005, Paul combined his passion for motorbikes and writing with his other basic need, travelling. He closed the “Netherlands door” behind him, shipped his faithful Moto Guzzi V7 to Alaska, and rode a three-year epic trip from Deadhorse, Alaska, to Ushuaia, at the tail end of Argentina. To fund his trip, he continued writing for several newspapers and magazines. Van Hooff lived his dream. When in Sucre, Bolivia, he met Roxana. Together they had twins: Santiago and Sebastian.

In November 2016, van Hooff slipped onto the saddle of the Moto Guzzi V7 again and rode from Amsterdam to Tokyo in what was mostly wintery weather. This still-to-be-published book will bear the title From Here to Tokyo. Paul is living in Sucre with his twins.

Author of Man in the Saddle

Paul van Hooff
Alex Kendall
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Alex Kendall

Alex Kendall is a Cornishman at the tail end of his stupid life. He has worked (against his wishes) in engineering for most of his days, due to geography and a lazy gene that he has yet to bother looking for.

His father had travelled the world three times before Alex was even born, and so his family home was full of artifacts like African masks, tribal drums made out of animal skins with horns shoved in them, French duelling swords, stuffed baby alligators, etc. It was like a British museum; everywhere you looked, there were things that didn’t belong. On one wall was a large print of Guernica by Pablo Picasso. It was that sort of house.

His teenage years were spent hitchhiking (due to finances and being ugly enough to not bother the most desperate of child molesters). This led him to many thumb-based adventures, including one to Paris at the end of the ’80s to avoid the music of Simply Red. Sadly, he found the bobble-headed lothario even more popular on the Continent and returned.

There have been breaks in his so-called ‘engineering career,’ such as when he put himself through university to become a teacher, ending up in The Bahamas. Having watched the locals casually shoot at the police on day one, nearly chop his own fingers off on an ceiling fan on day two, and then be informed by his employers that the island was considered the fourth murder capital in the world on day three, he returned to Cornwall (UK), at the end of the last century, to become the best ‘still alive’ Dad in the world.

Running parallel to his exotic life, he has been writing constantly. As a child, he drew his own comics, kept a very tedious diary, and wrote and recorded his own terrible songs. As an adult, he learnt his lessons and moved on to run his own fanzine and do some freelance work in the national music press, which found him rubbing shoulders with artists of a much higher calibre than Mick Hucknell (thankfully). This then led him to writing books, when an unexpected biography piece uncovered too many fascinating details for the planned article.

His first travel book, The Hog, The Dog, & The Iron Horse, came about after a life long love of the beat writers’ work and a desire to see beyond the façade the media bombards us with. He traveled through America using the iconic Greyhound bus, the Amtrak train, and an Indian motorcycle. He wanted to see the ‘real’ America and experience life on the road once again.

Along the way he travelled 20,000 miles, destroyed his spinal column, got mistaken for a model, had breakfast with a stuntman, survived for three days on two packets of nuts, hung out with gold miners, ex-cons, and famous comedians, nearly drowned on a motorcycle, and became a drug smuggler. The book is a combined guide book, travel journal, and a warning to dreamers. It is also very funny and very rude.

He owns far too many books already, but it didn’t stop him getting hold of a copy of Zoe Cano’s first brilliant adventure, Bonneville Go Or Bust, and it probably won’t stop him buying more.

Author of The Hog the Dog & the Iron Horse

Bass of Shades

The Complete Cornish Live Gig Review

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Miguel Oldenburg

Miguel Oldenburg

Miguel Oldenburg is a Venezuelan-American multi-disciplinary artist whose diverse talents have taken him down numerous adventurous paths. Known as “Motorwolf,” he is a long-distance motorcycle rider with a passion for cultural exploration. He has ridden motorcycles across thirty-six countries, with no plans to stop there.

Miguel has been on a lifetime journey of self-expression through different artistic mediums. When he’s not travelling on a bike, Miguel is a four-time Emmy Award-winning creative director, working on design and animation projects featured in several major entertainment brands and production agencies. He also has a profound love for oil painting, and his provocative art has been displayed in New York, the city that fostered his creativity and the place he now calls home. As a musician, he recorded and toured with the Latin ska band King Changó (Luaka Bop—Warner Music), played with the hard rockers Camaro Suicide, and experimented as a solo artist, having played many famous international venues.

Miguel has strong ties to his Latino roots, which are infused into everything he creates. Growing up in Caracas, he became attuned to seeing calmness in the chaos, adventure in the mundane, and inspiration in the natural world, a perspective that has shaped his creativity.

To quote Venezuelan writer Rómulo Gallegos, “There are some people that grow old between thinking and doing.” Although this is true for many, for Miguel’s rebellious mindset creating and getting things done is a disciplined lifestyle. He sees art as a means to inspire, motivate, transform, and connect with the world around him. When he’s not working, Motorwolf can still be observed taking life by the handlebars, riding to the edge of the map and back.

Or, in this case . . . from New York to the Arctic Circle.

Author of Chasing Northern Lights

Tom Reuter

Tom Reuter

Tom Reuter remains most proud to be a Washingtonian, an Eagle Scout, and a Zag.

He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis shortly after returning home from this South American motorcycle adventure.

Modern medicine and healthy living have kept him running, playing, and laughing every day since then. A world of perspective from the Pan-American highway is what really got him through it. That and the love of his wife, Julia.

Tom and Julia now live near Tacoma, Washington. Having grown up in both Mexico and Alaska, Julia is the love of Tom’s life. They spend their time with family, friends, and in the great outdoors almost exclusively. A barbeque, mountainside, or beach are where you will find them.

Hiking, skiing, and kiteboarding keep Tom focused on making memories and having fun to this day. His DR650 sees less action, but it’s always ready for the next adventure.

Author of The Tom Report

Kirk Swanick

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Kirk Swanick was born and raised in northeastern Illinois, in the northern Chicago suburb of “Mudsville”, also known as Mundelein, Illinois.


Kirk has been fascinated with the “infernal” combustion engine as long as he can remember, or possibly even before that. He began tinkering with things mechanical long before he should have. He cut his teeth on bicycles, which was soon followed by mini-bikes and motorcycle engines. Next came cars, then ultimately aviation (which turned into a career). Eventually he returned full circle back to motorcycles where his passion for repairing and restoring the Japanese import bikes of his youth is only eclipsed by his passion for riding them. He is also an avid black powder firearms enthusiast, shooter, and tinkerer/amateur gunsmith. He resides on a number of black powder internet forums as administrator, moderator, and advisor, as well as a number of motorcycle-based forums primarily concerned with the bikes he owns and restores. He is also a hunter, archer, reloader and unsung guitar-slinger.


He attended Mundelein High School and after graduation attended College of Lake County for two years until deciding he wanted to make a career of fixing things that go fast and make noise, with aviation earning top billing in that department. He attended Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and graduated from their Aviation Maintenance Technician program earning an AMT degree and receiving his Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Powerplant license in late 1979. He received his FAA Inspection Authorization in 1984 and has kept it in constant currency since. Presently he is part-owner of Waukegan Aviation Services/Waukegan Avionics, a licensed FAA Repair Station, avionics dealership, and full-service piston aircraft maintenance and service center.


Kirk resides with his wife, son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter in Waukegan, Illinois, just shy of the Wisconsin border, where he loves to spend more hours riding his motorcycles than would be considered advisable by any licensed marriage counselor.

He has taken and completed both the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic Rider Course (BRC) and Experienced Rider Courses (ERC).


Author of A Tale of Two Dusters and Other Stories

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Kathleen Terner

Kathleen Terner

A respectable, middle-aged mother of three adored adult children and math teacher by day, Kathleen Terner secretly delights in being called “bad-ass” by other bikers, hotel reservationists, and colleagues—and she’s earned the title! Her love affair with motorcycling took her over 100,000 miles through forty-eight states in less than six and a half years, first on the back of a bike and then driving her own, even after a battle with throat cancer and a divorce that left her without a riding partner.

Just two years after getting her motorcycle endorsement, Kathleen set out on an eight-week, solo cross-country trip. Initially apprehensive about traveling alone, she discovered an inner strength she’d never known she had, thriving on the solitude she had once feared. Her confidence in her skills as a motorcyclist burgeoned as she successfully completed two certified endurance rides and dealt with mechanical issues, extreme weather, and some of the United States’ most technically challenging roads.

Kathleen credits her ability to overcome obstacles to the support of old and new friends, the “wind therapy” from her miles on the road, and her personal faith. Grateful for her newfound joy after years of hardship, she is dedicated to encouraging others not to give up when faced with seemingly insurmountable difficulties.

Author of Two Wheeled Wind Therapy

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