2011 Mid Life Crisis Tour September 1st 2011 ST. FRANCIS, Kans. - I was on the road by 7 a.m., just minutes after sunrise, with the red rubber ball of the sun in my right mirror.
About 15 miles west of Chillicothe, I caught sight of a rainbow off to my right, an artifact of the line of scattered showers I'd seen advancing out of Kansas when I checked the weather radar earlier.
By the time I got to St. Joseph, Mo., I had seen three more ... read more
North America » United States » Kansas Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
A 68-year-old BMW rider with more than 300,000 BMW miles in my mirrors, I'm a retired Indianapolis newspaperman now living in northeast Arkansas where the only curvy roads are on Crowley's Ridge.
My sport touring bike is a 2003 BMW K1200GT and my daily rider is my wife's 1994 BMW K75S.
I'm an AMA Life Member, and belong to the BMW MOA and the BMW RA. I taught the MSF RiderCourse for 10 years in the 1980s and '90s and was a motorcycle skills test examiner for the State of Indiana from the program's inception until 1989.
I've ridden in 42 of the 48 contiguous states - everywhere but the extre... full info