James Hesketh is a freelance journalist who has been riding motorcycles for thirty-five years and has nearly a quarter-million miles behind his tailpipe. He studied journalism at Florida International University, and was a motorcycle columnist for The Miami Herald. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, Robb Report, RoadRacing World, Rider, MotorcycleUSA.com, and BMW Motorcycle Owners News. James has ridden through all of the lower 48 states, eastern Canada, northern Mexico, as well as a motorcycle trip to Europe in 2005. He also recently began road racing.