About me

me1I have been a rider since 1998 when I graduated from a training course offered under the California State Motorcycle Safety Program that had modified the MSF’s MRC:RSS. Since then I have put on more than 150,000 miles and, for 4.4 years when I lived in LA, I gave up driving my own car and only used a motorcycle. I commuted on it, ran all errands, shopped, went to job interviews—and, of course, rode the amazing canyons of Southern California on it. I own a 1999 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 and a 1993 Honda VFR F750.

I’ve done long-distance trips in cold, heat, wind and rain—and commuted the most congested and dangerous streets and roads in the USA on a motorcycle day in and out throughout the year.

I’m the world’s foremost expert on the Motorcycle Safety Foundation—including all those who work for or ever worked for the trade group. I’m also a motorcycle safety and education researcher and have done work that’s been used by the Oregon Department of Justice, the Idaho STAR program and the Illinois Department of Transportation.

I’m a journalist whose work has been published by Motorcycle Consumer News, Thunder Press, Motorcycle Madness, the Los Angeles Times Sunday magazine as well as dozens of newspapers and magazines and newsletters.

I’ve taught Freshman Composition at the University of Southern California, been a first and second round judge for the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, the world’s premier screenwriting competition offered through the Academy of Motion Picture Arts.

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