Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Welcome to Piet Boonstra's Motorcycling Experiences

Thank you for visiting! There are more than 1600 photos posted here from 66 years of motorcycling since I bought my first Harley in 1947. They are from many years of enduro competition and many years of adventure touring, including eight trips to Alaska over various routes, several back-road tours around the US, one each to Newfoundland and Labrador, and two into Mexico - one of which was to visit the Mayan ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula and the other was deep into Copper Canyon in the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains of western Mexico - on a Gold Wing! I traveled alone on most of my trips.

I've also posted photos here of competing in seven decades – mostly in enduros, in which I won trophies in all but the first when I competed with my big Harley 74OHV a few times in local events during the late 1940s. Motorcycling has played a huge role in my life since I was discharged from the Navy after World War II. Now as my riding gradually winds down, mainly due to my age, I intend to spend more time writing about it and inspiring others to ride – and to keep riding as long as I can get my leg over it. A brief bio with highlights of my motorcycling career is included in this blog, as are excerpts from my three books about my motorcycling experiences. An index of the posts, including the bio, the excerpts and the photos, can be found in the right-hand column of this blog.

If anyone is interested in purchasing one or more of my books, you can click on the appropriate advertising link in this blog, or if you would rather have a signed copy, please contact me via email at and I will gladly sell the book(s) to you for the list price with free shipping.

I'll continue to add more photos and captions. Click on any photo to enlarge it.

Thanks again for stopping by,
Piet Boonstra

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