EXPERIENCE: Forty-three 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-six 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 U.S. States, five Canadian provinces, Isle of Man, Ireland, and Spain. Extensive knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic, New England, and Southeastern US states. Extensive travels in England, Scotland, 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 of East Coast Enduro Competition. Dual Sport Riding - 13 years and 45,000 miles. 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). Dual Sport Route Coordinator- HSTA Sport Touring Association Rendezvous `96 (Davis, WV). Rally Coordinator -Thumpers and Twins Rallies ('97-'98), Thumper Humper Events ('97-'02), PA Adventure Rallies '95-`07, PA Dual Sport 300 Rallies ('94-'07), Pennsylvania 500 Rallies ('05-'07), and Turbo Rallies ('95, '06, '10-'11). Organizer of the 2001 HSTA's Sport Touring Association Rendezvous - a 400+ participant 3-day international event held in State College, PA.

PUBLISHING CREDITS: Ten books with photos on CD (2006-2017). Nineteen Motorcycle Road Trips, Motorcycle Dual Sporting, and Motorcycle Safety Kindle ebooks (2009-2017). Bi-monthly on and off road riding column for Winding Road Motorcycle Times (1999-2011), Motorcycle Times (2012-2017) 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 (1995-2011) 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 1998). 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 600 articles and over 500,000 words published.

PHOTO CREDITS: Winding Road Motorcycle Times (1994-2011), Motorcycle Times (2012-2017), Twistgrip (1998-2000), CC Motomag (1998-2000), Rider (1998), Backroads (1997-1998), Motorcyclist magazine (1997-1999) and Backroad Bob's Motorcycle Road Trips, Motorcycle Safety, and Motorcycle Dual Sporting CDs (2006-2017).  Cover photos for Blue Ribbon Coalition (July 1997), Winding Road Motorcycle Times (January/February 1996, January/February 2006, July/August 2007, September/October 2008, November/December 2009), and Motorcycle Times (March/April 2014, March/April 2017). Over 1300 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  


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

GP Photos   IOM Photos 

About Backroad Bob    Contact Backroad Bob


Backroad Bob's Tee Shirt and Cap Gallery

Turbo Motorcycles International Owners Association

Motorcycle Sport Touring Association

Motorcycle Times




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