Ever wondered if your kids are getting your money’s worth at that pricey collidge? Here is proof that they are. I have the privilege of teaching some incredibly bright, hard-working students at Case Western Reserve University. These are engineering, math, … Continued
“I swear I’ve never tried hard to make it look like art,” claims custom bike builder Shinya Kimura. Yet, that’s exactly what he ends up producing. I would make the case that his bikes are metaphysical statements about the relationship … Continued
I’ll admit it: I was vulnerable. I was in a weakened condition. In a rare fit of fiscal responsibility, I had sold my ’71 Triumph Tiger the previous summer. It was the perennial project bike. It was beautiful and wild, … Continued
In addition to working as an architect, writer and teacher, it seems as if resident intellectual Carter Edman is a bit of a poet as well. This one’s about riding fast down a twisty road. — Ed.
I’m not a cruiser-hater. I had a Springer Softail, and it was magnificent. I felt like a bastard son of Zeus on that bike, like Henry V on Crispin’s Day. It was truly a gorgeous machine – it looked like … Continued
Carter Edman visits the Cleveland round of the International Motorcycle Show armed with a flask of whiskey and a rudimentary knowledge of David Bowie lyrics. It’s the latest edition of Moto Sapiens. — Ed.
Welcome. We are Moto sapiens. A creature separate and entire, midway between the worm and the angel. We make sacrifices to the Gods of Speed. We venerate a pantheon of elders, which includes Cannonball Baker, Burt Munro, T. E. Lawrence, … Continued