Sunday, February 17, 2019

Piet Boonstra's Blogspot

Presented to me by Yonkers M/C members, February 17, 2019

Thanks for visiting my blog!

    This blog is loaded with stories and photos, including a re-edited version of two of my previously published books, ("Motorcycling Stories from the Northwest Territories to the Yucatan Peninsula" and "Keep Going - The Pleasure and Pain of Perseverance"). I have included many photos this time, and I have entitled this work, "Adventure Touring". The chapters to it can be found easily by looking in the "Labels" Index in the right-hand column of this blog. The new book consists of 19 numbered chapters beginning with "01 Adv Touring - Introduction". There is a link at the end of each chapter for the next chapter.

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

    I've also posted photos of my competition in seven decades – primarily in enduros, in which I won trophies in every decade but the first when I competed with my big Harley 74 "Knucklehead" a few times in local events during the late 1940s. Now I intend to spend more time writing about it and inspiring others to ride – and to keep riding as long as possible. A brief bio with highlights of my motorcycling career is also included in this blog, as well as in the "Adventure Touring" book. An index of the posts, including the bio 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 or books to you for the list price with free shipping.

Enjoy the Ride!

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