Saturday, May 10, 2008
A Motorcycle Comedian is Born
It's rare when a motorcycle comedian is born.
I had the good fortune to become acquainted with Jack Riepe on my old forum a few years back. Jack is a true wit. With no preparation whatsoever, Jack is capable of spitting out one-liners and stories that keep you and anyone standing near you, in stitches.
Jack is the author of Politically Correct Cigar Smoking For Social Terrorists, a book on men's sensitivity. He had not written much on motorcycles except for occasional work on the forum where he posted some of the most humorous motorcycle stories imaginable.
When planning was underway for the 2006 BuRP Rally to be held in Maggie Valley, NC, Jack decided he wanted to attend. BuRP is a small rally close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's run by forum members and attracts riders from all over the United States. We all looked forward to the rally to see Jack in person.
I know that often a funny guy in person doesn't write funny things on paper. Similarly, someone who is funny in print, often is pretty dull in person.
Fortunately, Jack turned out to be funny in person and funny in print.
Check out my BuRP Motorcycle Rally Day-by-Day Blog for 2006 to see my recollections and pictures of BuRP 2006. They are sprinkled with comments and pictures about Jack.
Now Jack has begun his own blog, Twisted Roads, specializing in motorcycle stories with a heavy dose of humor.
Jack's blog has recently given his take on the 2006 BuRP Rally discussing his complete trip, the people he met at the rally, and all the funny things that happened.
You owe it to yourself to read Jack's Twisted Roads blog. You have my personal guarantee that you'll be laughing all the way through.
Picture of Jack Riepe © 2006-2008 Walter F. Kern. All rights reserved.