Experience - 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. Four years motocross and road racing support in AMA and WERA 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.
Enduro Riding - ten years of East Coast Enduro Association competition.
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.
Motorcycle Road Trips (Vol. 20) Isle of Man TT Races, England & Ireland - The Greatest Road Racing On Earth & Moreby Backroad Bob
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Backroad Bob's Isle of Man TT Races, England & Ireland - These first ten published magazine articles are about the greatest motorcycle racing event on the planet - the two-week long festival of speed known as the Isle of Man TT Races. You may have heard about the Isle of Man TT Races and you may know it's special, but what you don't know is that it won't last forever. Forces bigger than motorcycling are threatening this two-week festival of speed. The 150-mph run down bumpy and crowned Bray Hill, three feet in the air at Ballaugh Bridge, and flat out at nearly 200 mph through the mist and over the "damp bits" on Snafell Mountain are sights you can't see anywhere else in the world and they're all on the endangered list. Add the stunt rider shows, the drags, the Ramsey bike show, Mad Sunday, the crazy crowds, and the nightly smoky burn outs on Douglas' Queen's Promenade and you've got something that's not to be missed. If you want to know how to get there, where to stay when you get there, and what to see when you get there, then you'll want to have this CD before you get there. There's also a look at the lesser-known Isle of Man Steam Packet Races.
The last two articles will take you on a visit to Britain's National Motorcycle Museum where the 500 motorcycles on display will reveal how far back into the nineteenth century motorcycling's roots extend and then transport you to the land of Guinness, Gaelic, and Green where the world's fastest growing economy is making motorcycling affordable to the vibrant Irish people in an ancient land of hardship, suffering, and winding, narrow, cliff top roads overlooking the Irish Sea. The amount of "real" road racing in Ireland rivals that on the Isle of Man, but just like the non-TT Isle of Man races, they don't receive the coverage or have the fame of the TT. Don't overlook these less-publicized events or you'll be missing out on the best club racers in the world risking their lives in the best club races in the world.
ISLE OF MAN -
A GLOBAL HAPPENING
AMERICAN SPORT BIKES IN EUROPE
DON'T CALL THEM ENGLISH
IOM - MUST SEE & MUST DO
MOTORCYCLES, WHISKEY, & DEATH
MORE THAN JUST RACES
TEN TIPS FOR THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME
THE IOM TT RACES
THE IOM STEAM PACKET RACES
ENGLAND & IRELAND -
BRITAIN'S NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM
MOTORCYCLING IN IRELAND
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These articles are the fruits of a trial and error tree planted decades ago. The bad roads, the dead end trails, and the nasty places have been left out. What remains is a four-decade distillation of motorcycling in 38 American states, five Canadian provinces, five national forests, ten Pennsylvania state forests, and eight foreign countries. These articles contain valuable information that will save you time and money and enable you to efficiently plan your own adventures while avoiding the mistakes I've made. Let each article be a preview of your own adventures.
Additional Titles by the Author:
This Backroad Bob's Isle of Man, England & Ireland ebook is one part of a 22-part CD series that is Backroad Bob's Motorcycle Road Trips 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 versions, the photo CDs, and the full-content dual sporting CDs are available only from www.backroadbob.com.
Backroad Bob's Motorcycle Road Trips:
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
Isle of Man TT Races, England & Ireland
Hits or Misses
Isle of Man Photos
Road Trip Photos
Roads & Road Houses
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