Thursday, December 20, 2012

Another Love

      Now everyone knows that I love motorcycles but there is something else that I like riding too- Snowboards! I have snowboarded all over the world- Canada, Chili and in Switzerland I boarded into Italy and rode the lift back.
  I don't always do it smooth either but I enjoy it all the same. If you don't wipe out, then you aren't going for it cause there is always some hill or some terrain that will kick your butt at least a little.
   So when the highways are just a little unrideable, meet me on the mountain. I hope to see you on the slopes somewhere.........


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

step one- the frame

Frank Kaelin, Jay Wright and Craig helping get thinks started
                                        Building my million mile bike has begun. It started with a stock frame and from there, it really took a twisted turn- literally. With the help of Ron Finch, and a whole lot of friends, we got a great start on what is going to be my new ride- One that I plan on riding over the million mile mark for lifetime miles. The best part though is when I ride across that mark, I will be styling and profiling. I can't thank all my friends enough for all the help they are giving me.  Check it out for yourself and tell me what you think.....
                                             Watch the video of the twisted frame taking life

      Even though this is so for over the edge, I think this is just the beginning. I have to thank Ron Finch and his wife Ruth for coming to my aide and getting this project rolling- Stay tuned for more!



Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Books for the Troops

    While I was taking online orders for my books, A friend of mine, Mark Willhite, ordered  and paid for two books. One  was for himself. The other book , he requested, was to be given to any random military troop serving overseas of my choosing. This moved me as very generous and but now I had the task of making sure the right person got this book and didn't want to leave anyone out. I decided that even better would be to get my books to all the libraries ( and they even have Temporary ones and book exchange programs) overseas as well as stateside.
When I was in the Marines, 1981-1984, I read several books like Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" and similar books on the freedoms and life I had left behind and fantasied about what I would do when I got out.  I believe many of our troops today could benefit from my book, even if just for one minute of the day, remember what is waiting for them back home.
    So this is what  inspired a program which I am calling Books for Troops. When I talked to my publisher, Timothy Remus, he agreed that this was a great idea and has agreed to sell these books at cost and offered the first case of 30 books free to get the wheels turning. Later when I talked to my friend and big supporter of veterans, Rod Woodruff, owner of the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, he also wanted on board and matched the donation with a case of books. David Uhl, the painter of my cover of my book with his artwork entitled "Iron Horse Heist" wanted to help out too so he has pledged a case of books.
    This is well on its way now but we still have to raise some more to get these books not only into the libraries of military bases, but also to hospitals and rehab centers for the troops. Making sure that no troop is left out, anyone that does not have access to one of my books can email me at and, with a military address, get placed on a waiting list, with a first come, first serve basis.
 I have a web page here to find out more, read about the progress and make a donation of ANY increment.
Books for Troops

Thanks for all your support!