Catch my story about Frank the Chinese mechanic and being stuck on the Yellow River in China, in the March / April 2012 issue of ADVMoto/Dual-Sport News, sold in print and online.
This is a funny audio file that I found. It was made accidentally, must have been turned on in my pocket (which means it is also not of the best quality). I edited out the over-an-hour-long engine noise, and began at tire screeching and near accident. Then discussion about being lost, and interactions with a […]
Just got my first slam by a reader blasting me about a piece from my China dispatches published in Travelers' Tales: China about my very mixed feelings about the people and culture during my ride there. "I am very much offended by your overall tone. You have little positive to say about the country and […]
This is the preface to my book in progress: The China Road Motorcycle Diaries In the summer of 1997 I received an email from an American working in Beijing. It arrived like a fortune in my computer. “There's a bike waiting for you in a garage in China …” it said. “You could ride it […]
Read Part 1 & Part 2 When I wake in the morning it is eerily quiet, which makes me nervous until I remember that, of course, a brothel operates at night. Florescent lighting was kinder to this environment than the stark, bright morning light. The short red carpet is a puzzle of dark splotchy stains. […]