Dodging the RoadkillClarksville, Tn —  There are many definitions of the word “Passion.”

“Any powerful or compelling emotions or feeling, as love or hate.”

“Strong amorous feeling or desire.”

“Strong sexual desire, or lust.”

I think you get the picture.  The question is, do you get the FEELING?

We lead very busy lives, most of us, and we THINK we have passion.  Whether it’s for our chosen trade, our family, or our faith, but for me, when I took off on my first long distance trip on a motorcycle, it touched me deep inside my soul.  I had tears running down my face for close to 100 miles.

As I’ve shared with you before, I spent my career in a business that was self centered, selfish, and superficial.  When I straddled that motorcycle and took off, not only did my adrenaline go through the roof, but my entire being was captured in feeling of passion that I have never experienced.


Hank Motorcycle

Bikers know what this passion is that I speak of.  Old school, new school, young guns and old dogs.  It’s that passion that makes you choose two wheels over four.  Even for a quick trip to the store.  It’s passion when you log thousands of miles in not so perfect conditions to get to where you’re going.  It’s that passion you have for those who ride with you, and those brothers you would do anything for, at ANYTIME!

I discovered this passion late in life.  I was 63 years old when I bought my first bike.  I’ve now logged close to 70,000 miles in two years.  The people I’ve met along the way are incredible.  They’re not interested in anything from me, except my respect and brotherhood.  Maybe I’m on “passion overload” but I’ve never experienced anything like it.  

I’ve scuba dived, flown airplanes, jumped out of airplanes and stood onstage in front of 10,000 people to introduce the next group of rock stars, but I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt, this is the most passion I’ve ever felt for anything in my life.

I live and breath for the next opportunity to ride.  I get excited when I meet new bikers.  I LOVE hearing from all of you on this blog, and look forward to the chance to meet you.  


Where does the feeling touch you?  Do you ache when you can’t ride?  Do you get emotional when your knees are in the breeze?  When you hug a biker, do you feel that connection?

I’m so excited about this journey.  I can’t wait for the next adventure.  Thanks for joining me!