"It gets to the point that some part of the riding bud relationship begins to go bad as some lifestyle
issue or riding style issue starts growing like those green mold spots on an old block of cheddar."

~ Jefe Smith from his book, LIFE, AMERICA and the ROAD to KEY WEST

Review the book LIFE, AMERICA and the ROAD

This is a sincere invitation to review my new book.  Obviously you will be better equipped to review it if you read the damn thing, though knowledge seems to be taking a back seat to opinion in a lot of places these days. The book only came out in late November 2013 and it is a…

Death Valley

It was pretty late in the year (i.e. too cold) for a motorcycle ride, but the Sweetwater Boys wanted to ride.  I am not a good cold weather rider, so I packed every bit of my warm stuff and joined them for a cold, beautiful and empty road ride. The details of this ride and some…

Trouble Down Under

    In addition to the necessity of maintaining their technique, women riders have risks associated with riding that men don’t.  A story recently related to me by Joan brought this message home to me. Joan rode her own bike for many years, usually with the boys.  On one trip, she stepped into the women’s…