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About C. G. Masi
Teacher, scientist, engineer, journalist, author, and veteran motorcycle writer C.G. Masi has demonstrated a wide range of talents that he brings to the stories he writes. With advanced degrees in astrophysics and business administration, he has published articles in magazines as diverse as American Iron and Review of Scientific Instruments. As an award-winning magazine editor, he has been involved in launches of four successful magazines. His first book, How to Set Up Your Motorcycle Workshop (Whitehorse Press), is in its third edition with tens of thousands of copies sold.
C.G. Masi, or "Charlie" to those who have to put up with him on a daily basis, was not born in a log cabin to poor immigrant farmers. He was born in Franklin, Massachusetts, to middle-class professional parents--both were school teachers. He was a middling student in high school, where he claims to have majored in "cars and girls." After a brief stint as an English major at Boston University's School of Education, where he says he really majored in "drugs"--it was, after all, the late 1960s--he quit to tour the country and has been a gypsy ever since. He and his wife, Bonnie, have set up residence at over 20 locations in six states. They have two grown children, who live on opposite sides of the country.
Along the way, Charlie picked up a Bachelor's degree in Physics, a Master of Science degree in Astrophysics, and a Master's in Business Administration, and studied fluid dynamics at Arizona State University.
His journalistic credentials include well over 300 articles published in scholarly, trade, and consumer publications, and launches of four successful magazines: Test & Measurement Europe, Motorcycle Tour & Travel, R&D Magazine's Micro/Nano Newsletter, and Cal Lab. Charlie has written articles for numerous science and technology publications, including Vision Systems Design, Drug Discovery and Development, Control Engineering, R&D, and others. In between, he has taught Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy at UMass/Boston, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Mohave Community College.
All this activity has started to cut into Charlie's motorcycling time. "I've had to limit myself to two bikes, a chopped Harley, and a Suzuki tricked out for touring," he admits. "It just takes too much time to keep up with the weekly maintenance on any more of them!"
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