About the author

Backroad Bob

<p>About the Author:</p> <p>Qualifications - Forty-five years and over 250,000 miles as a licensed motorcycle operator. Forty years and 190,000 accident-free road miles. Thirteen years and 45,000 miles dual sport riding. 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&#39;s Superbike School. A.A.S. - Mechanical Engineering with over 25 years professional mechanical experience.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Dual Sport Riding - Mid-Atlantic States, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Tennessee. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Monongahela, Wayne and Allegheny National Forests. Ten Pennsylvania State Forests.</p> <p>Enduro Riding - ten years of East Coast Enduro Association competition.</p> <p>Leadership Positions: President (1995-2011) - <em>Turbo Motorcycle International Owners Association (TMIOA), </em>North<em> </em>Eastern Region Director (2000-2009), and Pennsylvania State Director (1994-2009) - <em>Honda Sport Touring Association (HSTA). </em>Dual Sport Route Coordinator - <em>Honda Sport Touring Association Rendezvous 1996</em>. Rally Coordinator - <em>The Thumper Humper (THE) Rally 1998-2002</em>, <em>PA Adventure Rally 1994-2007</em>, <em> Pennsylvania 500 Dual Sport Ride 1995-2007, Pennsylvania 500 Road Ride 2005-2007</em>, and <em>Turbo Rally &#39;95, 00, 10, and &#39;11. </em>Organizer - 2001 <em>Honda Sport Touring Association Rendezvous </em>- a 400+ participant 3-day international event<em>.</em></p> <p></p> <p>Contact the Author:</p> <p><u>bob@backroadbob.com</u></p> <p></p> <p>###</p>