Saturday, March 30, 2013


Lee got real hurt in a wreck recently. Buy a support sticker to help him with medical bills and cycle parts.  Go to
for the info.

You probably know Lee but if you haven't met him he is as genuine a guy as they come and a great photographer.  The wreck wasn't his fault but did some damage.  The details are at the link above.  So glad you are still with us Lee!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

This a friend of mine from Japan.  She was flown to Michigan and got wrecked in the 70s (who didn't....).  She then underwent reconstructive cosmetic work but never was the same afterwords.  She fell in with a rowdy crowd.  When I met her in 2010 she was depressed and deep into midlife crisis after a few abusive relationships. I helped uncross some old wires so to speak.  She has since traveled with me to from Alabama to Texas and Kentucky and has proven to be a dependable traveling companion.  She still smokes sometimes and I wish she wouldn't but considering her past I feel like I should take the good with the bad.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Somewhere between Yokohama and Tokyo, Yama, Wide and Gen ride together in August 2012.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I have been pouring back through old point and shoot photos from the Wheels Through Time museum in Maggie Valley North Carolina.  Before blogs had really become a thing connecting motorcyclists from around the world Dale and later his son Matt would welcome me in to their collection space.  Sometimes I would go alone, sometimes I would go with my only riding buddy at the time, J.T.  This was 9 years ago.  I would creep around the museum, which feels more like garage space, take pictures with my little camera or even a phone if thats all I had (remember phone pictures from 9 years ago?!).  I would stay in their for three or four hours at a time just in a haze, as if some of the folks who rode these machines 50 to 110 years ago were hanging around in the rafters. It felt like they were sharing something with me, their ideas for making their machines go are left in the hand hewn details of of their machines.  Machines with purpose.  To go faster, to climb further, to deliver ice cream, to show a new date what a wheelie feels like.  Anyway this place is great.  I can't wait to get back.  

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Some one's 45 dreams are coming true at CYLA Motorcycle Dept. in Gifu Japan, or they were October 2012.  I think this bike is on the road now.  Hope to see it at Joints this year.  

Monday, March 11, 2013

Salt Flat TX.  July 2008

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Doug's Tips on International Travel

I think Don at did this interview and slide show using some of Doug's pictures.  Thanks Don.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

November 2012. Phone pictures from a ferry/bicycle trip to Sadoshima Island in the Seto inland sea.  I took the morning ferry peddled about 20 km halfway up this mountain, then walked the rest of the way up.  I finished by coasting back down at dusk and camping on the beach.  

Friday, March 1, 2013

Arizona 2008 somewhere near Canyon De Chelly on the Navaho reservation.