Sixteen years ago I had a dream in which I was running for my life.
In the middle of a painful divorce in waking life, in this dream I found salvation in the form of a motorcycle, and sped away from imminent danger. Never having ridden a motorcycle before, I awoke with the sensation of mastery over machine and wind in my hair. The metaphor of motorcycling saving my life has become increasingly clear to me, and today motorcycling is not only a hobby, but also a lifestyle. I love seeing life from the two-wheeled perspective.
In 2006 I quit my job as Director of Operations for an IT company, rented my home, and decided to start living life outside the “box”. Starting summer 2009 I rode 15,000 + dirt miles in the USA on the Trans America Trail, and then the Continental Divide Trail and kept on going.
Then I rode South through Mexico, Central and South America, spending seven months solo on the road. It was the trip of a lifetime.
I’m now a moto-journalist and motorcycle tour guide, and continue to pursue my passion. I no longer own a car. I have a column titled “Have Bike, Will Travel” published on RumBum.com and this is my blog.
I hope I inspire you to follow your dreams, whether or not they happen to be on two wheels.