Wastegates - These thirty-four published magazine articles were produced over eight years as the fourteen-year president of the Turbo Motorcycle International Owners Association (TMIOA). These “Wastegate” editorials appeared in the association's quarterly newsletter "Turbo News" from Spring 1994 (#18) to the final edition in Fall 2003 (#51). Included are "The Shower Head Principle" - an unscientific examination of the inverse relationship between the height of motel shower heads and the motel's distance from the ...
Wastegates - These thirty-four published magazine articles were produced over eight years as the fourteen-year president of the Turbo Motorcycle International Owners Association (TMIOA). These “Wastegate” editorials appeared in the association's quarterly newsletter "Turbo News" from Spring 1994 (#18) to the final edition in Fall 2003 (#51). Included are "The Shower Head Principle" - an unscientific examination of the inverse relationship between the height of motel shower heads and the motel's distance from the nearest metropolis, "Twelve Out of Thirteen" - an observation on the results of unleashing turbocharged motorcycles onto an unsuspecting public, "A Look Back" - the history of Turbo News, and "Going Global" - the beginning of the TMIOA website <www.turbomotorcycles.org> that resulted in the end of Turbo News.
These personal observations cover the gamut from the state of motorcycling in general, to the minutiae of the always entertaining antics at the association's annual "Turbo Rallies", to the joys of Turbo ownership. Read them for yourself and gain insight into what membership in the TMIOA was all about.
TN #17a (SPRING ‘95) ANNOUNCEMENT - TURBO RALLY IV DETAILS
TN #18 (SPRING ‘95) ANNOUNCEMENT - WE’RE BACK!
TN #19 (SUMMER ‘95) UNDER PRESSURE - TMIOA REORGANIZATION
TN #20 (FALL ‘95) UNDER PRESSURE - TMIOA’S BUSY MEMBERS
TN #21 (WINTER ‘96) UNDER PRESSURE - TWELVE OUT OF THIRTEEN
TN #22 (SPRING ‘96) WASTEGATE - IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR
TN #23 (SUMMER ‘96) WASTEGATE - INTRO TO TURBOS
TN #24 (FALL ‘96) WASTEGATE - MID OHIO OR BUST!
TN #25 (WINTER ‘97) WASTEGATE - GOING GLOBAL
TN #26 (SPRING ‘97) WASTEGATE - GO AHEAD, MAKE MY DAY
TN #27 (SUMMER ‘97) WASTEGATE - TURBO TOURING
TN #28 (FALL ‘97) WASTEGATE - PRICE OF PARKING
TN #29 (WINTER ‘98) WASTEGATE - A YEAR OF FIRSTS
TN #30 (SPRING ‘98) WASTEGATE - A LOOK BACK
TN #31 (SUMMER ‘98) WASTEGATE - THE LAST TRIP
TN #32 (FALL ‘98) WASTEGATE - THE SHOWER HEAD PRINCIPLE
TN #33 (WINTER ‘99) WASTEGATE - SMOKIN’ THE SMOKIES
TN#34 (SPRING ‘99) WASTEGATE - TURBO RALLY RETROSPECTIVE
TN#35 (SUMMER‘99) WASTEGATE - THE RIDER’S CLUB
TN#36 (FALL ‘99) WASTEGATE - YO! WHAT’S NEW?
TN#37 (WINTER ‘00) WASTEGATE - TURBO RALLY X, TURBOS 2000, BE THERE!
TN#38 (SPRING/SUMMER ‘00) WASTEGATE - AN ENTHUSIASTIC, YES!
TN#39 (FALL ‘00) WASTEGATE - IT’S A KEEPER
TN#40 (WINTER ‘01) WASTEGATE - THE ALMOST SUPER SHOW
TN#41 (SPRING ‘01) WASTEGATE - BACK TO THE FUTURA
TN#42 (SUMMER ‘01) WASTEGATE - WOW! WHAT A RIDE!
TN#43 (FALL ‘01) WASTEGATE - TIME FOR A CHANGE, GOING ELECTRONIC
TN#44 (WINTER ‘02) WASTEGATE - PASSING THE GUARD
TN#45 (SPRING ‘02) WASTEGATE - GEORGIA ON MY MIND
TN#46 (SUMMER ‘02) WASTEGATE - A TENUOUS TURBO NEWS
TN#47 (FALL ‘02) WASTEGATE - TALKING TURBO
TN#48 (WINTER ‘03) WASTEGATE - THE CANADIAN CONTROVERSY
TN#49 (SPRING ‘03) WASTEGATE - ME AND MY TURBO, THEN AND NOW
TN#50 (SUMMER ‘03) WASTEGATE - OH! CANADA
TN#51 (FALL ‘03) WASTEGATE - END OF THE ROAD
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Additional Titles by the Author
This Backroad Bob’s Wastegates ebook is one part of a 20-part CD series that is Backroad Bob’s Motorcycle Adventures and includes the following titles. The CDs and the ebooks contain the same articles, but the ebooks are text-only and the dual sporting ebooks exclude the roll charts, GPS maps, and GPS coordinates. The full-color, photo-filled CD versions, the photo CDs, and the full-content dual sporting CDs are available only from www.backroadbob.com.
Backroad Bob’s Motorcycle Adventures:
Dual Sporting PA with Roll Charts
Dual Sporting PA with GPS Roll Charts
Dual Sporting Beyond PA with Roll Charts
Dual Sporting Beyond PA with GPS Roll Charts
Dual Sport Photos
Dual Sporters and Thumper Humpers
GP and MotoGP Photos
GPs & MotoGPs, England, Ireland, and Isle of Man
Hits or Misses
Isle of Man Photos
Road Trip Photos
By 1990, I had ridden motorcycles through every state east of the Mississippi River, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and five Canadian provinces, but I wanted to do more. I wanted to explore the back roads across America, see the Isle of Man TT Races, examine everything that's foreign at a European Grand Prix, and experience the canopied forests, cascading streams, and towering mountains of Pennsylvania's state forests.
Over the past thirty-eight years I've done all this and taken thousands of photos of the places I've been and made millions of memories of the unforgettable people I've met. Along the way, I've recorded my experiences in hundreds of magazine articles, and traveled hundreds of thousands of miles by motorcycle in the pursuit of my dreams. If this sounds like something you'd like to do, then these articles are a valuable tool to assist you in fulfilling your dreams too.
Qualifications - Thirty-seven years and over 250,000 miles as a licensed motorcycle operator. Thirty-five years and 185,000 accident-free road miles. Seventeen years and 43,000 miles dual sport riding. Ten years of East Coast Enduro Association competition. Forty years off-pavement riding. Completion of Motorcycle Safety Foundation Beginner and Advanced Rider Courses and Keith Code's Superbike School. A.A.S. - Mechanical Engineering with over 25 years professional mechanical experience.
Road Riding - Thirty-seven of 48 contiguous states with extensive knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic, New England, and Southeastern states. Five Canadian provinces, Isle of Man, Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, Spain and Portugal.
Dual Sport Riding - Mid-Atlantic States, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Tennessee. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Monongahela, Wayne and Allegheny National Forests. Ten Pennsylvania State Forests.
Leadership Positions: President (1995-2011) - Turbo Motorcycle International Owners Association (TMIOA), North Eastern Region Director (2000-2009), and Pennsylvania State Director (1994-2009) - Honda Sport Touring Association (HSTA). Rally Dual Sport Route Coordinator - Honda Sport Touring Association Rendezvous 1996. Rally Coordinator - The Thumper Humper (THE) Rally 1998-2008, PA Adventure Rally 1994-2007, Pennsylvania Dual Sport Rides 1995-2007, Pennsylvania 500 Road Ride 2005-2007, and Turbo Rally '95, 00, and '10. Organizer - 2001 Honda Sport Touring Association Rendezvous - a 400+ participant, 5-day international event.