Reasons to Ride: Living Twice

Nov 23, 2015 View Comments by

I took a ride tonight at dusk, just an hour-long dash around new roads in the cold air. The temperature was in the 30s and as I rode along my hands started to get numb but I kept riding, content to watch the sky change color. I turned left and right on a whim. I […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: Every Time I Turn Around

Nov 08, 2015 View Comments by

Taming Time – I’m a reminiscent sort. My girlfriend, Cori, says I never forget anything. I often find myself thinking back to the events in my life that have led to my writing, and for the last 15 years many of those occasions have taken place on the seat of a motorcycle. I wrote a […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: Do What You Love

Oct 18, 2015 View Comments by

“Do what you love, it’s gonna lead to where you want to go.” -Wayne White When I was a kid we lived in the country, and I loved running at night, even in the winter. I treasured the silence. There were no cars, no birds, and no barking dogs. There was nothing but the moon […]

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Trans America Trail: John F. Kennedy Overlook and Memorial

May 15, 2014 View Comments by

Waking up in a giant overpriced room with no view of the water was not in my plans. But then again the rain pouring down outside provides plenty of water, so I guess I should be grateful. In a way, waking up to more rain is like greeting an old friend. A quick cup of […]

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Christa Neuhauser to Speak at Power of the Road Virtual Conference

Mar 31, 2014 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER Magazine’s Publisher and Editor in Chief, Christa Neuhauser, will be speaking on how to navigate through life’s changes during the Power of the Road Virtual Conference. The conference, which will take place entirely online April 7-11, 2014, will focus on the concept of “Strength Through Balance.” There will be 20 speakers from a variety […]

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Easy Like Monday Morning

Feb 02, 2014 View Comments by

Cori and I both started new jobs recently and with that come changes to schedules, new responsibilities, routines, and pressures. She mentioned during a recent conversation that at lunch she’ll find an empty cubicle where the sun pours in and take time to consider all she has to be thankful for. It struck me as […]

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The Romance of Riding

Dec 01, 2013 View Comments by

A comment on last week’s post contained a quote that led me to do some reading about President Theodore Roosevelt. In 1883, at just 24 years old, near sighted and asthmatic he set foot, for the first time, in the American West to hunt buffalo. As the story goes he endured horrible weather to pursue […]

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Motorcycle Riding: What the Doctor Said

Nov 28, 2013 View Comments by

“No…not this year for sure.” It was already October here in Wisconsin, cold and wet, so no great loss. I would be tucking away the bike for its long winter nap soon anyway. But what about next spring? “That’s up to you,” he said, “things like balance and strength have to return to normal.” Can […]

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Summer Vacation

Oct 27, 2013 View Comments by

This is the letter I sent to my friends and family to explain the summer of my “disappearance.” It took a long time (with tremors) to write this, and I was not sure if I should share it with you at all. But, you’re all friends… right? After all, it’s not just about motorcycles. It’s […]

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Carpe Diem

Sep 24, 2013 View Comments by

It is hard for me to believe that it’s been nearly 20 years since my father passed away at the age of 70. I was the last of six boys and came along a little later in his life. For this reason (and others), growing up we didn’t have what would be called a typical […]

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Misery or Memory

Sep 22, 2013 View Comments by

I left Cori’s house in New Jersey last Monday morning under a clear sky. The temperature was in the 60s. I had about a 70-mile trip home. I-95 and 476 (a.k.a. The Blue Route) can be a nerve-wracking ride as anyone who’s ever ridden them at or near rush hour can attest to. I suited […]

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Change

Sep 08, 2013 View Comments by

Once in a while it can seem as though everything is changing and sometimes that’s actually the case and it can be a bit overwhelming, at least for me. I’m not used to adapting to a lot of changes all at once; but I keep telling myself that change is good and not to be […]

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And The World Spins Madly On

Aug 04, 2013 View Comments by

I borrowed the title of this post from a beautiful song by The Weepies. I actually sat down to write about a little helmet and goggles wearing dog I met on Skyline Drive; but I spoke with my sister Sue tonight and my focus changed. We had a nice conversation about life, about my nephews […]

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Stress

May 15, 2013 View Comments by

I recently took a class in stress management, which was broken down into four categories: physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral. Believe me when I say I don’t take this lightly. I have been on the receiving end of stress throughout most of my adulthood; it comes with the territory. I also know it can really […]

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If You Put Your Mind to It…

Apr 15, 2013 View Comments by

Here I am sitting at home in Lansing, MI writing my weekly blog for RoadRUNNER Magazine. I should have just picked a photo an hour ago, but I can’t stop looking through the pictures on my hard drive. The memories from my Africa trip are flooding in faster than I can hit the next button […]

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