About Me

Sometimes life takes you to places you never thought you would end up. When I was a teenager I got my first motorcycle, rode it around town and on the dirt tracks in empty fields. As a young adult I only rode it when I couldn’t afford the gas for my car. Soon it went unused for months, then years at a time. Then one day I sold it.

Once again I found the increasing cost of gas becoming a burden. This brought me back to riding a motorcycle, but something was different.

Riding a motorcycle keeps me in the moment, because it requires total awareness and focus on what you’re are doing. There is no room for mistakes! However you’re are also moving along the road connected and in touch with everything around you. Your ears are filled with the sound of the wind and the rumble from the mufflers. Connected and totally involved, yet free with no room for worrying or second-guessing.

Riding my motorcycle make me feel better. It relieves my stress and clears my mind.

Don’t know if my younger self just missed it or age changed me. But now I’ve found something fantastic and I’m thankful I did.


Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate,
And though I oft have passed them by,
A day will come at last when I Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.

J.R.R. Tolkien


Started Bikers Ride Report as a way to record and share my rides.

It’s my hope that other riders will use this site to report on their rides and share their experiences.


  1. Cees Vendel says:

    Well Chuck, now I’ve read more of your trips. Nice !I enjoyed it ! My Dad was a great fan of Tolkien so I was pleased reading the note from Tolkien. I’m busy planning my Route 66 Motorbike Trip next year.
    Because I want to do it low-budget I already bought a tent. A Bike is the biggest problem. I’ve been thinking of shipping 1 of my own Bikes to NewYork and start there with The Lincoln Highway to Chicago, then start Route 66. If I can buy a reliable Bike over there it’s alright also. I’ve checked CraigsList but then you don’t know in which shape the Bike is? Maybe you can help me with some advice. Cees (the Dutch Biker)

  2. Chuck!

    You and your group sure brightened up our pie house that bitter cold Sunday. Thanks for your great attitudes, in spite of the elements. Hope to see you again soon…

    Happy trails and Thanks from Kathy and the pieoneer crew

  3. Billy G says:

    I just started riding a little over two years ago. I bought my first bike in 2009. It was suppose to be my one and only but a ride on the interstate made me feel I needed a little bigger one. So in February of 2010 I bought a second bigger bike. This one now is my highway bike. The one I take my long trips one. I sold the 900 to help pay for the bigger 1700. But, then I turned around and bought another smaller HD for riding around town and short trips.

    I am now somewhat obsessed with riding. I have learned the feeling of freedom with riding a motorcycle and I feel I have to use it for everything all the time. I have taken several long distance trips since I bought it a little over a year ago. Two trips to Sturgis, SD and two trips to San Antonio, TX area. Most of these trips have been alone so group riding is a new experience for me as is riding a motorcycle in the first place. I enjoy both very much. Group riding is a great way to meet others with similar interests and just to meet some great people period.

    I really enjoy your ride reports because they tell a very interesting story and make my mouth water with anxiety to be able to ride with you on your journeys or follow your paths on my own. Thanks so much for putting this site together for all of us to enjoy.

  4. Bill Demaray says:

    Thanks for setting this up. I have been a member of ARMG since 2007. However, vehicular projects (’33 Ford – since sold and a cafe racer this past year) have kept me from group riding much. I ride daily all year round to/from work and as I can for pleasure (actually like you it’s all a pleasure). Perhaps once the latest project is finished (soon) I will have time to partake in some of the rides and will meet you out there.
    It is good to enjoy, even from home, someone else’s pleasant ride.

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