About Battlefield Biker
I am a fortysomething guy who loves military history and riding motorcycles. It's that simple. I combine the two loves into this site to help provide information and inspiration to others who may share my tastes.
I was originally inspired by a motorcycle trip to the D-Day beaches a few years ago. Like so many others, I was awestruck by the solemnity of the sites, but I also realised that riding my motorcycle gave me some unique advantages to understanding the sites. Experiences like exposure to the elements, having to pay attention to road and path conditions, map reading whilst on the move and walking around with a lot of protective kit on vaguely simulates some of the challenges faced by the historic players. Not to mention the more mundane advantages of easy parking and avoiding long traffic tailbacks around popular sites.
I am a veteran of the Persian Gulf War (December 1990- April 1991) and the Cold War (June 1988 - October 1990). I served for seven years in total and I am the son of a veteran of both world War II and Viet Nam. Although I claim little special insight into the historic combat I write about on this site, I do feel I have a special connection to my brothers in arms, regardless of nationality. Whether 1644 or 2010, warriors have always been willing to put their beliefs to the ultimate test. That's why I ride to remember.
I hope you enjoy the site and, more importantly, I hope you are inspired to use some of the information found here to do your own rides.
Ride To Remember