BACKROAD BOB

EXPERIENCE: Thirty-nine years and over 250,000 accident-free miles (except for one not-at-fault occurrence) as a licensed motorcycle operator. Completion of Motorcycle Safety Foundation Beginner and Advanced Rider Courses and Keith Code's Superbike School. Forty-two years as an off-road rider. A.A.S. -  Mechanical Engineering with over 25 years professional mechanical experience, first-aid, life-saving and CPR training. My extensive solo travels have honed my map and people reading, decision-making and situation-evaluation skills. My leadership roles have refined my arbitration and people-management skills and my lead-by-example style has evolved into an ability to lead others in a way that they think they are leading themselves. Most important is my desire to share the joys of motorcycling. I can lead anyone from beginners to experts at the appropriate pace. I have taken many people for their first motorcycle ride and have taught more than a few, including women, how to ride.

GEOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCE, ON-ROAD: Thirty-seven of 48 contiguous states with extensive knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic, New England, and Southeastern states. Five Canadian provinces, Isle of Man, Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, Spain and Portugal.

GEOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCE, OFF-ROAD: Mid-Atlantic States, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Tennessee. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Monongehela, Wayne and Allegheny National Forests. Ten Pennsylvania State Forests.

AMATEUR COMPETITION: Enduro riding - 10 years. Dual Sport Riding - 13 years. Motocross and road racing support - 4 years.

LEADERSHIP ROLES: President (1995-2011) - Turbo Motorcycle International Owners Association (TMIOA), North Eastern Region Vice President (2000-2007), and Pennsylvania State Director (1994-2007) - Honda Sport Touring Association (HSTA). Rally Route Coordinator- HSTA Sport Touring Association Rendezvous `96 (Davis, WV). Rally Coordinator -Thumpers and Twins Rally `00 (Fernridge, PA), PA Adventure `04 (Central, PA), No Bull `03 (Oleana, PA), and Turbo Rally '00 (Port Jervis, NY). Organizer of the 2001 HSTA's Sport Touring Association Rendezvous - a 400+ participant 3-day international event held in State College, PA.

PUBLISHING CREDITS: Nineteen "Motorcycle Road Trips", "Motorcycle Dual Sporting", and "Motorcycle Safety" Kindle ebooks (2009-2013). Ten books on CD (2006). Bi-monthly on and off road riding column for Winding Road Motorcycle Times (1999-2011) and Motorcycle Times (2012-2013) and monthly for CC Motorcycle News (1999-2001), and Backroads (1997-1998). Bi -monthly newsletter, Sport Touring News, for HSTA (1994-2007). Resurrection and reorganization of the TMIOA (1995-2007) and Turbo News  (1995-2003) - the quarterly publication of the TMIOA. Motorcycle Grand Prix and MotoGP coverage for Winding Road Motorcycle Times (1997-2000), Isle of Man features for American Road Racing (1997-98), CC Motomag (January 1998), Rider (March 1998), and Twistgrip  (Spring 1998). Event coverage for Thumper News (Fall '98). AMA National event coverage for CycleNews (May 1998) and TrailRider magazine (1996-2000). Seven-time Getaways and Street Savvy columnist Motorcyclist magazine (1996-2011). Turbo motorcycle retro-review for PowerTech Quarterly (Fall 1996) and contributor to Joe Haile's technical and reference coffee table book Turbocharging, Supercharging, and Nitrous Oxide (Whitehorse Press - 1997). Original concept for Turboville! feature article in Motorcyclist (November 1995). Series of on and off-road articles for Winding Road MotorcycleTimes (1994-1998). Over 350 motorcycle articles published.

PHOTO CREDITS: Winding Road Motorcycle Times (1994-2011), Twistgrip (1998-2000), CC Motomag (1998-2000), Rider (1998), Backroads (1997-1998), Motorcyclist magazine (1997-1999).  Cover photos for July 1997 Blue RibbonCoalition and January/February 1996 Winding Road Motorcycle Times. Over 450 photo credits.



  Accident-Free Riding (Vol. I)

Accident-Free Riding (Vol. II)

Dual Sporting PA (GPS/Roll Charts)  

Dual Sporting Beyond PA (GPS/Roll Charts)

Dual Sporting PA/DS Beyond PA GPS Upgrades/Roll Charts)

Dual Sport Photos


Dual Sporters and Thumper Humpers
 

Motorcycling Lifestyle + Pennsylvania Motorcycle Meets

Motorcycle Shows & Clubs + American Motorcycle Museums & Collections

 Road Trips (Part I)

Road Trips(Part III & IV)

Road Trip Photos  

 Roads & Road Houses   

The Turbo Chronicles  

Wastegates

GPs & MotoGPs, England & Ireland, and the Isle of Man  

GP Photos   IOM Photos 

About Backroad Bob    Contact Backroad Bob

YEA, I WAS THERE - WERE YOU?

Backroad Bob's Tee Shirt and Cap Gallery

Turbo Motorcycles International Owners Association
Motorcycle Sport Touring Association

Motorcycle Times


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