About The Two-Wheeled Tourist

The Two-Wheeled Tourist is my way of sharing my experiences on and around my motorcycles. I am lucky enough to be the caretaker of  two motorcycles - a 1977 BMW R100/7 - Otus - and an a 1991 R100 GS - Strix. Prior to the GS I also owned a 2003 BMW R1150R - Strix. The GS has inherited the license plate and, therefore, the name Strix. When I think about what a motorcycle should look like, Otus comes to mind. Owning a GS is a long-time dream of mine - not because I long to ride off road but because I like the muscular look of the GS and the upright riding position. Having two motorcycles allows me to undertake bigger projects on one while I ride the other. And remember, motorcycles are like Jello - there's always room for more!

The Two-Wheeled Tourist is my way of telling motorcycle stories. I'm a professional nerd so I spend my work time driving a keyboard. Working on my motorcycles allows me to not only think but also do in a physical, tactile, and sometimes spiritual way that working with ones and zeros doesn't. Working on the motorcycles is, when done properly, very Zen. There are times when it can be very frustrating but that's usually because I've got something dividing my attention. When I'm focused on the work, it is glorious and it feeds my soul.