BACKROAD BOB TM
EXPERIENCE: Forty-seven years and over
250,000 accident-free road miles (except for one not-at-fault
occurrence) as a licensed motorcycle operator. Thirteen years and
43,000 miles dual sporting from Vermont to Tennessee. Completion of
Motorcycle Safety Foundation Beginner and Advanced Rider Courses and
Keith Code's Superbike School. Fifty years as an off-road rider.
Mechanical Engineering degree with over 25 years professional
experience repairing and rebuilding internal combustion engines,
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. At this stage, my goal is to share the joys of motorcycling
with as many riders, and non-riders, as possible.
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 – 23 years including 13 years organizing and participating in local and national dual sport events. Motocross and roadracing support.
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 350+ participant 3-day international event held in State College, PA.
PUBLISHING CREDITS: Twenty-four "Motorcycle Road Trips", "Motorcycle Dual Sporting", and "Motorcycle Safety" Kindle ebooks (2009-2019). Nineteen books on CD (2006-2020). Bi-monthly on and off road riding column for Winding Road Motorcycle Times (1999-2011) and Motorcycle Times (2012-2020), and monthly for CC Motorcycle News (1999-2001), and Backroads (1997-1998). 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: Backroads (1997-1998), CC Motomag (1998-2000), Motorcycle Times (2012-2020), Motorcyclist magazine (1997-1999), Rider (1998), Twistgrip (1998-2000), Winding Road Motorcycle Times (1994-2011). Cover photos for July 1997 Blue Ribbon Coalition, Motorcycle Times March/April 2014, March/April 2017, Winding Road Motorcycle Times January/February 1996, January/February 2006, July/August 2007, September/Octobet 2008, November/December 2009, and Motorcycle Times March/April 2014 and March/April 2017. Over 1000 photo credits.
YEA, I WAS THERE - WERE YOU?
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