It’s now a race against time!

It’s now a race against time!

Kraig Pauli (KP) is leading all racers in the 2022 Trans Am Bike Race with less than 600 miles to the finish! He needs to push hard to finish in record time. If he averages a little over 17 mph, the last 550 miles, he has a shot. A tough task ahead. With Ben Davies on...
2022 Trans Am Bike Race Heating Up Big Time!

2022 Trans Am Bike Race Heating Up Big Time!

Every individual who enters the Trans Am Bike Race (TABR) has one goal. Finish! To complete an unsupported 4,200-mile race crossing ten states over five mountain ranges is for many a dream of a lifetime, including me. To win would be nothing short of incredible. And...
One Step Closer to Publication!

One Step Closer to Publication!

For me, the writing process is all about discipline and routine. The discipline to stay at it. Day in and day out. From morning to late evening-lots of breaks in between. Out for a jog. A trip to the store for groceries. Carve out time to watch my son’s...
Fun in Michigan!

Fun in Michigan!

What do Ann Arbor, Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield, and Birmingham, Michigan all have in common? First of all, the cities are a long, long way from New Jersey! But since I arrived in the “Wolverine State” on April 3rd, I’ve had a wonderful...
Never too old to learn new tricks!

Never too old to learn new tricks!

Why we do what we do. Well, I like trying different things and riding my bike across the country and writing a book about the experience just seemed really cool. Playing basketball was always number one. Hitting that winning shot, or grabbing that defensive board to...
Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever

I hope you’ve found my America Up Close monthly newsletters fun to read. Since the launch in Sept ’21 of my first book, Suit to Saddle, I’ve been balancing my time sharing content with followers on social media and writing my second book, Forty to...