Welcome to my site – a holding place for my motorcycle-related ramblings (with occasional off-topic outbursts), photos, and trip reports.  I’m from Toledo, Ohio, and own two BMW motorcycles.  The first, a 1978 R80/7.  800cc’s of smooth, reliable power.  Great for a ride across town or across the Canadian Shield.  My other ride is a 1993 R100GSPD.  This 1000cc beat is as capable as the R80, but with the added benefit of being setup to carry me across stream crossings, down dirt trails and gravel roads, and even up mountains as sure-footed as a mountain goat.  Sure they aren’t the newest bikes on the road, but they are reliable, safe, and loads of fun.