On the Road
Call me “The Mild One:” adventures of a motorcycling television extra

[New Orleans, LA] — Wanted: “Extras with motorcycles – available tomorrow,” read the Craigslist ad. The job was for a television series shooting in the Crescent City. Hmm, I thought. As a freelance writer (read:…

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Let’s Roll—A Somber Visit to Flight 93 Memorial

Near Shanksville, PA — Nestled within the serene, rolling hills of Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands sits a somber reminder of the horrific terrorist acts of September 11, 2001. At 10:03 am on that date, 40…

Photos
Mardi Gras Krewe of Zulu, Rockin’ and Rollin’ in the Rain

New Orleans, LA — Mardi Gras 2014 dawned cold and rainy in New Orleans. But of course, the party never stops here — especially during Mardi Gras. The Krewe of Zulu — whose most coveted…

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Video: Terlingua Ghost Town — seeing West Texas from the seat of a Harley-Davidson

Terlingua, Texas — Terlingua is a truly unforgettable place . Like the Eagles‘ Hotel California, “you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.” The former mining town in Texas’ remote and hauntingly…

Food
There Will Be Beer (oh yes, there will), along with great German food — Vienna’s Restaurant & Café, DeBary, FL

DeBary, FL — Mention the phrase “Beer Tasting,” and I’m SO there. I know that America was built on Budweiser and Pabst, but forgive me, life’s too short to drink tasteless swill. So when…

People
To the Moon (almost) with “Great American Motorcycle Tours” author Gary McKechnie

In the annals of publicity stunts, this one is pretty good. Gary McKechnie, my friend and colleague in the motojournalism world, and an all-around nice guy, just launched the fifth edition of his best-selling Great…

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