Beer, Bikes & a Beautiful Ride (Published March 2013)

It’s a beautiful, sunny day on the Great Lake Erie here in NE Ohio. Unfortunately, it’s also brutally cold with far too much ice and salt on the roads- so the motorbikes are staying in the garage today. That means it’s time for another favorite column to bring a bit of virtual riding and, hopefully, […]

Highway Mental Floss (Published Oct. 2008)

As we close out 2014 with a final post, I’m continuing with a few of my favorite columns through the years. This appeared in Midwest Motorcyclist in October of 2008. As an aside, the friend I mention in the article has gone from novice to accomplished rider and motorcycle adventurer. You can find a bit […]

Minimum Mileage, Maximum Effect (publ. Sept, 2009)

This is one of my favorite pieces, appearing in Midwest Motorcyclist September 2009. The story reinforces the importance of finding adventure and escape wherever you can- even in your own backyard. Enjoy! -mike Minimum Mileage, Maximum Effect What a strange summer this has been for me. All plans for time on the bike seem to […]