Army veteran becomes mechanical engineer, moonlights as a blogger… no, seriously.
Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, right after high school I took a short tour around the globe wearing camouflage for a few years. Staring up at the stars at night I asked myself what I wanted to do with my life after I escaped from the desert. Considering the college was paid for, I convinced myself engineering was the only thing that could hold my attention for four years. Yet, as the end of college neared, I suddenly found myself fascinated with the thought buying a motorcycle.
As a college graduation present, in 2013 my wife bought me my first motorcycle; a brand new Triumph Speedmaster. That bike triggered a two-wheeled obsession that surpassed any of my previous hobbies. Before long, the motorcycle became my strict mode of transportation (almost), expanded my social circle, and more than anything else, it gave birth to an insatiable appetite for wanderlust.
In the first days of 2015, preparing myself for the grey months of the Midwestern winter, I decided to build a website to catalog my travels, document my maintenance frustrations, and in general, entertain the masses with blurbs about travel, local food, and everything motorcycles. These days the adventures to the local diner have evolved into tales of daylong journeys to Appalachian pizza parlors, national motorcycle rallies, and otherwise testing my limits in the saddle. If not a testament about the latest adventure from the road, I try to post weekly (or bi-weekly) about tinkering with the bike, the latest motorcycle and gear I fancy, or whatever newsworthy topic seems to strike a chord with me.