Clement Salvadori graduated from a three-speed Raleigh bicycle to a friends Harley 125 when he was 15. A year later he got his drivers license, bought an NSU 250, and acquired a taste of the open road, paved or not. After expending much time and money on a formal education, he made several attempts at pursuing conventional employment that did not directly involve motorcycles--although he did get the U.S. Department of State to assign him a Vespa as his official vehicle when working in Saigon. However, at the age of 33, he quit his last real job and proceeded to squander what savings he had on a two-year trip around the world on his BMW R75/5. When a motorcycle publication actually paid him for a story he had written about riding to Afghanistan, he realized a whole new career was opening up.
Since then, he has earned a living of sorts by editing and writing for motorcycle magazines. Hes a senior editor at both Rider and American Rider. He has also been a Baja aficionado since 1975 and goes down there several times a year. He lives in Atascadero, California, which he claims offers the best year-round riding in the world, only 300 miles from the Mexican border.