...I've been riding motorcycles since 1998 when my father died suddenly from a brain aneurysm when he was just 57. I also began writing at about the same time. I've amassed more than 200,000 miles riding since then and have been writing as Zen Motorcyclist for RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring and Travel magazine since 2012. My book, Zen Motorcyclist Waypoints, Volume 1 is a selection of 24 essays on life, love, loss, poetry, philosophy, and exaltation as I experience it from the saddle. Waypoints is dedicated to my friend and riding partner Bob Walden whom the riding community lost tragically in August on the road with me in Virginia in 2019.
It's my belief and intent that Waypoints will appeal to riders and non-riders given that I write about topics everyone experiences, from the simple pleasure of movement to the loss of loved ones and the joy of new love.
I was born in 1965 and earned a Mathematics degree in 1988. I was inducted into the DeSales University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016. In addition to working as a moto-journalist I am also a software developer, I.T./CAD manager, licensed drone pilot and surveyor for a great company: RTR Energy Solutions in Hellertown, Pennsylvania, where I share a home with my two rescue dogs Cyrus and Spud.
I'd like to thank the team at RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring and Travel for having faith in my writing and for putting the book together and also my dear, talented friend Gretchen for the one of a kind cover art.
My blog for RoadRUNNER: https://www.roadrunner.travel/category/zen-motorcyclist/
My own blog: https://www.zenmotorcyclist.com
My software: https://www.budcad.com/
Waypoints on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Waypoints-I-Motorcyclist-Bud-Miller/dp/1513652109/
Bud, the Zen Motorcyclist amongst bikers, authors a regular column for "RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring and Travel magazine" . In our podcast he also shares some very intimate and tragic moments about riding a bike - including losing his friend Bob on the road.