About the Author
Motorcyclist magazine, the "World's Largest Streetbike Publication," recently celebrated its 85th year of publication. In a concise and amusing style, it focuses on the motorcycles, products, events, and people that fire the passions of streetbike enthusiasts. Motorcyclist has an audited monthly readership of 2.1 million motorcycle enthusiasts. Darwin Holmstrom has been riding motorcycles for 23 of his 34 years. He bought his first dirtbike when he was 11 years old and has owned at least one functioning motorcycle ever since. He has ridden nearly 300,000 miles. The only thing that has remained constant in his life is his passion for motorcycling, and he rides every chance he gets. He now supports his motorcycling habit by working as the Midwest editor for Motorcyclist magazine and by working as a freelance writer. Darwin has worked as a reporter and photographer for a daily newspaper. He won the Associated Press Photographer of the Month award in March 1997. He has also worked as an editor and graphics designer for a variety of publishing houses and periodicals, covering topics as diverse as engineering, liturgical studies, and Western mysticism. In 1997, he won a National Small Press design award for self-help books. Darwin has a Master's degree in creative writing and a Bachelor's degree in photography and graphic design. He currently lives in western North Dakota with his wife and four dogs.