Monday, January 05, 2009

Review: Jeff Munn's Motorcycling Journals

I stumbled upon Jeff Munn's great collection of ride stories detailing his journeys through Europe, the Americas and the rest of the world while searching for something else.

Highly recommended reading, even though I am biased as a fellow beemer rider. Jeff writes in a colorful and detailed manner that makes his stories easy and entertaining to read. He also uses phrasings and vocabulary that betray him as a former army guy, this I found to give his writing the welcome feel of happy days past when I wore camouflage.

I've added his website to the links section on the right hand side of this blog.

For you unfortunate riders who are stuck not being able to ride during this winter, I point you in Jeff's direction for a few hours solace in reading of his adventures. His stories of riding in Europe made me regret not having discovered motorcycling while I myself was stationed there while on active duty. Someday, I'll ride Europe.

He's also working on restoring old beemers, he sent me this picture of his present project, a gorgeous 1958 R50 Beemer with a Steib Sidecar.

Did I mention it was gorgeous?

Go see his stuff! Jeff's BMW Travel Page

He's also done a RTW (Ride around The World): From Hadrians Wall to The Great Wall

Jeff's Central America ride: LINK

I am hoping he'll continue writing about his motorcycling journeys but in blog format so that one is notified when new stuff comes in. Hint, Hint, Nudge, Nudge there Jeff.


irondad said...

I'm always torn by reading stuff like this. On the one hand, I love the entertainment and mental escape. On the other, I'm frustrated because I'd like to just pack it up and take off. Then I get depressed. After all, why do I stay with the grind when I could just go for the adventure?


redlegsrides said...


I believe Jeff would agree when I say he's surely one lucky bastidge!

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Sir:

Thank you for the recommendation. I love reading stuff like this.

Fondest regards,
Twisted Roads

Jack Riepe said...

As Jeff Munn would undoubtedly tell you, adventure is where you find it. The ride of a lifetime might be 300 miles from your house. I plan to load my bike and go someplace different at least one weekend a month -- and spend one night on the road.

Thanks for posting Jeff Munn's details, Dom.

Fondest regards,
Twisted Roads