When I was Editor of Motocross Journal I got an envelope packed with stickers, a zine titled Motorcycho and a cassette tape of a radio show that only played motorcycle songs. The sender’s name was Norman (a pseudonym for Kenneth Anderson) who turned out to be Motorcycho’s Editor, the radio show’s DJ and the stickers’ creator.
I wrote back to tell the guy how much I enjoyed the care package. Little did I know that this was the beginning of a 20-plus-year friendship. Norman and I have met at motorcycle shows, gone to races, ridden motorcycles together in Canada and California, visited motorcycle shops all over the place and this summer we are doing a dual-sport ride in Canada.
Today is Norman’s 60th birthday so I’m posting some photos from when Norman and I had the chance to hang out (he lives 1,274 miles north so I don’t get to hang out with him all that often).
Happy Birthday, Norman. Thanks for that care package and for your friendship all these years.