Harley-Davidson Gas and Oil Artist Leaves Legacy and Young Family

Feb 24, 2018 View Comments by

Mathew Hintz, the Official Artist of Daytona Bike Week, died unexpectedly at the age of 41 on December 24, 2017, leaving a wife and four children ages 6 – 13. His 2018 Daytona Bike Week painting was the last piece of artwork he completed before his death. Friends of his family are asking the motorcycle […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: More Alike

Mar 27, 2017 View Comments by

“We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.” —”Human Family” by Maya Angelou There are times when the deadline to finish this chronicle sneaks up on me. I am by nature a procrastinator and work better under pressure. As it happens, I’m writing this one from a hospital waiting room as my mother […]

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Trans America Trail: The Middle (Fanfare for Return)

Jul 10, 2014 View Comments by

Arriving home is a strange and bittersweet feeling. The journey is only half over but coming home in the middle creates some type of finality. From this point forward I will have riding companions for the majority of the trip. For many people the Colorado portion is the highlight of their TAT experience. It really […]

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Thanksgiving Traditions

Dec 15, 2013 View Comments by

I have a sort of tradition of taking Big Red to my parents’ house for Thanksgiving dinner. I can’t always do it but this year “Aunt Cori” had arranged to spend the rest of the weekend with her dear friend Paula and Paula’s daughters Kristen (13) and Lauren (11). Hi guys! The fact that it […]

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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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Go Out for Adventure…Come Home for Love

Apr 25, 2013 View Comments by

This week’s post is dedicated to the riders who have loved ones at home who may not always ride along with them . . . A couple of years ago, I attempted to create a mirror frame for my wife, a gift for our 10th wedding anniversary. While our anniversary is in September, the project […]

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The Dad’s Trip

Apr 01, 2013 View Comments by

I don’t spend a lot of time with my dad. When I was a kid my dad was always very busy providing for our family so spare time was rare. On top of that, our interests have always been very different. He is a classic man who likes to hunt and fish and play basketball […]

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Family Riding (Meeting Everyone There)

Feb 07, 2013 View Comments by

By now you can tell from my other posts that I am a self proclaimed “Adventure Hermit,” someone who tends to ride alone. It is not to avoid people. In fact, like many of you who ride alone I tend to meet more people when I am by myself. However, as a husband and father […]

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