Robert Kennedy - 2022

Robert came late to motorcycling at age 26 and was surprised to fall head-over-heels in love with it while taking a beginning rider course. That's more than half his life ago now, and in the 29 years since, motorcycling has provided countless lifelong friendships, nine exhilarating years of motorcycle road racing (three class championships), and not least, his introduction to Linda Cicero, his fellow traveler and spouse. 

Race bikes aside, since starting out on a Honda CM400T, he has racked up the miles on a Honda Nighthawk 650, a Kawasaki Concours, a BMW F650GS Dakar, and most recently a Honda Africa Twin. He enjoys mainly sport touring and adventure touring, and is lucky to live in northern California where great riding abounds.

For years he maintained dual careers as a computer programmer and a performing jazz musician on piano, organ, and accordion. He is glad now to have set technology work aside and to be giving music the focus and attention it has always deserved. 

Rally for Rangers excites Robert because of its irresistible mix of travel complete with encountering locals off the beaten tourist path, the appeal of motorcycling as transport, and most of all the prospect of helping preserve precious land, heritage, and resources in dire need of stewardship. Highlights of his past motorcycle travel include a coast-to-coast journey across the US and back, Baja California, and several countries in southern Africa.