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Updated on January 8, 2011


24 stories and articles previously published in the 60s and 70s.
24 stories and articles previously published in the 60s and 70s.

About the book

In the 1960s, while working as advertising manager for Yamaha motorcycles, I began writing a monthly column called OVER THE HANDLEBARS for CYCLE GUIDE (long since gone). I also had stories and articles published in CYCLE, MOTORCYCLIST, and other publications.

The stories are about street riding, traveling, desert racing, humor, and more.

In 1975, a collection of these pieces were published in book form under the same title, OVER THE HANDLEBARS. In 2006, the book was republished with added stories, including an account of my 40 day ride on a Kawasaki Concours through 22 states in the year 2000 at age 66.

The book is available through However, there are two pieces I would be glad to email at no charge to anyone interested. One is a tongue-in-cheek piece I recently wrote called, WHAT IF EVERYONE RODE MOTORCYCLES. It is short so it would not take long to download. The other is DON'S LAST BIG RIDE, which is the journal of my 60 day trip. Since it is 60 pages, it will take longer to download.

To request either, email me at


 In addition to OVER THE HANDLEBARS, I have written two novels about motorcycling.  You can read all 3 over your computer for just $2.99 each.  For more information, go to

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