Asher has always loved two wheels, from the elementary school years when the lot next door was a perfect BMX course to his first ambitious multi-state solo motorcycle tour on a 1990 Honda TransAlp.
He was born in Ghana into a missionary family and every day as a young boy seemed filled with adventure even in the backyard. The early influence of his father and friends with their small displacement motorcycles sowed the seeds in Asher for a later passion for motorcycle travel. Most of his teenage years were spent growing up in Colorado Springs with an ease for math and physics which eventually led to degrees in Engineering Physics and Materials Science degrees from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. He co-founded his environmental club during high school and continued to volunteer on ecology supporting projects throughout college and after graduate school.
His passion for engineering has been seriously rivaled by the passion for travel and camping, either by two wheels or by four. He only recently discovered that there is an entire community of overland travelers who not only enjoy off road travel, but also are mindful of the local ecology and wildlife. His other passions include music, food and a love for the visual arts. He currently lives in Broomfield, Colorado.