Tomorrow I set out for China with a huge duffel bag full of warm and rainproof motorcycling clothes for an October ride through the northeast of the country. I’ll be landing in Beijing at 2:30 in the afternoon to be greeted by none other than Teresa Howes, the woman I stayed with a decade ago […]
I know I’ve been quiet lately but I have a good excuse…really! I finally finished the print version of the American Borders travelogue, and it’s launching this month with a few events, starting with a reading in San Francisco, then a motorcycle show in Chicago, then the SF Writer’s Conference, then a motorcycle show in […]
Risk management on a trip like mine still seems to me to be a largely futile endeavour. The anticipated dangers hardly ever materialise, and obviously there’s no way to prepare for the others. In any case, I learned many years ago that the odds in our favour are vastly higher than we imagine.
“Aren’t you scared?” That’s the first question I hear when I tell someone about my motorcycle journeys around the world. This is what I tell them.