"A virtual biker's refresher course between covers, MT&T is likely to remain such for countless riders. That is, so long as internal combustion is our preferred motive force and "two" our choice from the Wheel Menu, thank you very much." David Walsh, Motorcycle Times -- David Walsh, Motorcycle Times
"Stermer's Motorcycle Touring and Travel is by far the best written and most useful of all the publications reviewed here..." -- Road Rider, March 1992
"The amount and quality of information packed into this slim volume is truly impressive. I heartily recommend Motorcycle Touring and Travel to beginning riders. Seasoned riders will also find it to be worthwhile and salty veterans will enjoy thumbing through a copy before passing it along to the younger motorcyclists in the family." Minneapolis Motorcycle Monthly, May 1999 -- Minneapolis Motorcycle Monthly, May 1999
"This book contains everthing a first-time motorcycle tourist needs to know, and then some, with plenty of photos for the textually impaired.
"Motorcycle Touring & Travel is filled with sound advice for new motorcyclists itching to hit the open road; there's everything from what kind of motorcycle to buy to possible destinations, to camping tips and advice on rider training, organized tours, and travelling abroad." Motorcyclist, December 1999 -- Motorcyclist, December 1999
After a couple years with Cycle magazine, during which time he tested touring products and rode in Europe, Canada, Mexico and all over the United States, Bill became a freelance writer so he could pursue additional interests. In 1982 he wrote two books: On the Perimeter was the as-told-to autobiography of Hazel Kolb, the "Motorcycling Grandma," and Motorcycle Touring, a precursor to the book you're reading about now.
During the 1980s, Bill Stermer wrote feature articles and tested motorcycles for many American motorcycle magazines including American Motorcyclist, Cycle, Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Rider, Road Rider (now Motorcycle Consumer News), and many others. He also served as editor of Motorcycle Industry, a major trade magazine.
Bill completed the first edition of this book in 1991, and while writing it joined the staff of Rider magazine as editorial director. After four years there he left to continue free-lance writing. He has earned his BMW 100,000 Mile Award, currently owns a BMW R100RS and an R75/6, and plans to fill his workshop with vintage bikes. He reports he is "blissfully married" to Margery, his wife since 1982, and they are blessed with two children, Paul and Julia.
This book is a good reference book for those just getting interested or just starting out in motorcycling. Read morePublished on April 20 2003 by "doug66"
This is a book that tries to do too much and as a result doesn't do any one thing really well. When you distill all the good stuff down it would be better as a magazine article. Read morePublished on May 13 1999