About

WARNING: Self conducted, unbiased, slightly delusional 30 second interview below.

So who is behind all this amazing content on GenXrider?
One thing is for sure, it’s not someone that has a gift of the written word. In fact I pretty much suck at writing. What I do have, is a passion and a love for motorcycles, traveling and building stuff.

My first bike was a Suzuki TS50ER.  This was the start of my mechanical tear downs and feeling, a big leap from Meccano and Lego 🙂

I have covered 50k+ miles touring in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Europe.

Born and raised in England, lived and worked overseas in multiple countries for almost 30yrs.
My Dad traveled a lot when I was a kid and always had interesting jobs, I guess the sense of adventure was in my DNA.

So, as you have most probably discovered by now, I’m a bit of a geek, building stuff, internet addict and crave adventure, so it was about time I combined them, hence this site.

Do you have name?
Sure, Robert, a “GenXer”. Are you making the connection yet?

What do you ride?

KLR 650
It’s a donkey, but it’s a simple, tough and reliable donkey.Possibly the best adventure bike platform available in my humble and unbiased opinion.

KTM 1190R
From donkey to stallion. Born and breed in Mattighofen Austria.Beautifully engineered, stunning V-Twin motor, amazing off-road heritage and up there as one of the best adventure bikes of all time.

Why is the KTM 1190R called Bonzo?
It’s a childhood nickname that has stuck to this day. My Dad has always liked drums and John “Bonzo” Bonham was the drummer for Led Zeppelin.

Then again, I’m liking this entomology!
It’s also the name of a fictional character that was created by British commercial artist George E. Studdy.

“He was the envy of politicians, film stars, and beautiful women. His features beaming down from innumerable posters plastered across the world became an institution”.
http://www.bonzo.me.uk/

Why “Stay Frosty” as a tag line?
When you are riding, you need to stay cool and in control, aka Stay Frosty!
Also, remember this from Corporal Hicks, in Aliens (1986)?

“Hey! I know we’re all in strung out of shape but stay frosty and alert. We can’t afford to let one of those bastards in here.”