Sometimes a ride takes you to a place that is simply magical. You almost start laughing because what you are riding through is so spectacular and you feel unbelievably lucky that the forces that govern the universe have allowed you ...Read More »
This is my kind of road: another near empty one winding up another scenic canyon in northwest Colorado on the way to Dinosaur National Monument. EDITOR’S NOTE: If you haven’t already, please see Part 1 of Jefe’s Colorado Motorcycle Ride. ...Read More »
On this 3000 mile ride, nearly half of it was on near-empty, excellently surfaced roads like this with views that just took your breath away. Fortunately motorcycle helmets are not air tight and replacement air was available. EDITOR’S NOTE: If ...Read More »
Jefe Smith rode his motorcycle on a lazy path through Arizona, Colorado and Utah in May and June visiting places he had missed on previous trips to this area. The spectacular roads and scenery of these places leave you with ...Read More »
What makes a good motorcycle group ride group leader? Is it the fastest, the most experienced, the rider with the loudest pipes, flashiest apparel or brightest headlight …or is it just the obsessive/compulsive motorcyclist?Read More »
Having ridden in groups with riding styles ranging from military drill team precision riding formation down to some total free-for-alls, I have had the opportunity to look at many aspects of group riding and develop some preferences. The classic question for group riding is how tight and crisply is your group going to ride. The sub-questions are how safe do you want to be and what level of focus and reaction time are the riders comfortable with.
The three types of Motorcycle Group Ride Formations we'll look at are Military Precision, Free For All, and Compromise.
Jefe Smith has been all over the press lately. He's shared motorcycle road stories from Death Valley, Winslow Meteor Crater, Navajo Canyon de Chelley, Carlsbad Caverns and New Mexico. Needless to say Jefe rides a little bit. He also writes quite a bit. He does combine both of his hobbies exceptionally well in his first book Life, America and the Road which Worth Cadenhead reviews.Read More »
Having taken care of business finding an alien connection to my daughter’s teen extraterrestrial heritage, I was clear to simply explore southern New Mexico, a place I had only passed through previously. About an hour south of Roswell, NM and 146 flat miles northeast of El Paso, TX is Carlsbad Caverns.Read More »
As described in Part 1 of this riding adventure, I was touring the forested and desert parts of Arizona and New Mexico searching for evidence of my daughter’s teenage extraterrestrial heritage. I rolled into southern New Mexico, riding toward Roswell, home of the UFO museum when I stopped for lunch in the small desert town of Corona, where the UFO incident of 1947 occurred, as I learned later when I reached the UFO museum.Read More »
Convinced that my daughter’, Bailey's teen behavior could not be explained by normal human characteristics, I was sure there were extraterrestrial genetics at work and I was on a mission of discovery through Arizona and New Mexico searching for proof of alien landings. In Part One I cruised across the Arizona desert and visited the Winslow Meteor Crater failing to find any evidence of alien arrival at that site. I was now headed to Chinle, Arizona, hoping that ancient Anasazi or current Navajo art might offer some indicator of alien contact.Read More »