I’m one of the legions of passionate riders who found their way back to motorcycles after long detours into adulthood. This podcast is mostly about wanting to give something back to the community that makes this sport so amazing, and, if I’m honest, a little about making up for lost time.
I live and ride in Canada’s Southern Georgian Bay region near the village of Creemore, where on any sunny summer weekend you’ll find the main street lined with motorcycles of every kind. Currently, I’m riding a very personalized Triumph Scrambler 900 (my forever bike), a cushy BMW F700GS, a Kawasaki Ninja 400, and a Vespa GTS 3oo Super (don’t laugh, it’s wicked fast), but I love pretty much every motorcycle that’s ever been made. Except for the Yamaha Niken.
I’ve spent my professional life as a marketing consultant and business writer, and have a couple of books and a long-running national magazine column under my belt. Riding has been a life-altering break from that world, but I haven’t completely lost the itch to express myself. That’s how TML was born and, to my motorcycle life, it has made – to borrow from Robert Frost – “all the difference.”
This Motorcycle Life is a Bent Star production, written, recorded and edited by me, with music and web-mastering assistance from Lindan Courtemanche.