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Walter KernWalter has a bachelor's and a master's in electrical engineering and spent 35 years working for a prominent telephone research laboratory before retiring in 1996.

He spent seven and one-half years as the Motorcycles Guide on About.com beginning in 1999.

He created the Motorcycle Views Blog on January 4, 2007.

Then he founded Motorcycle Views on January 11, 2007, where he retained most of his original motorcycle content and continued writing articles and features about motorcycles.

The Motorcycle Views Forum was established on February 17, 2007.

Finally, the first weekly issue of the Motorcycle Views Newsletter was issued on February 25, 2007. He ceased publication of the newsletter on June 30, 2013 but decided to restart it on September 28, 2014 on a bi-weekly basis. Currently, the newsletter is issued monthly.

Walt taking in the View at AmericadeHe has been an avid motorcycle enthusiast since 1989. His late wife, Jane (see tribute), and he started riding motorcycles after they were 50 years old. They each learned on a 1981 Honda CM400T. He currently rides a 2000 Honda Gold Wing w/Motor Trike conversion.

Walter is a member of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and has completed the beginner's and experienced rider's classes offered by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and has also taken several trike safety classes.

Currently he belongs to the Polar Bear Grand Tour where he created and manages their Web site. He is a past member of NJ Chapter F (F Troop) of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA).

Walter and Jane took their first long ride on a 6,000-mile tour from New Jersey to the Grand Tetons in 1993. They rode twin 1990 red Honda Pacific Coast (PC800) motorcycles. They attended a Rider Rally in Cody, WY and the Sturgis Rally in SD on that same trip. Since then, they attended many rallies including the Americade Rally in Lake George, NY every year from 1994-2008.

Walter wrote his first book, Getting Started Riding a Motorcycle, available on Amazon.com in a Kindle edition, in 2011. In 2014, he released a paperback edition of the book. Read more about the book.

He wrote his second book, 50 Wild Motorcycle Tales: An Anthology of Motorcycle Stories, available on Amazon.com in both paperback, Kindle, and Audible audiobook editions, in 2014. The audiobook edition is also available on iTunes and Audible. Walter is one of the three narrators. Read more about the book.

He wrote his third book, Motorcycle Haiku Poetry: An Anthology of Haiku Poems About Motorcycles, available on Amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle editions, also in 2014. Read more about the book.

He wrote his fourth book, Motorcycle Kick-Starts, available on Amazon.com in both paperback, Kindle, and Audible audiobook editions, in 2015. The audiobook edition is also available on iTunes and Audible. Read more about the book.

Walter wrote his fifth book, Normal Secrets: A Search for Identity, Growth, Love, and Motorycles - a memoir, available on Amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle editions in March 2017. An Audible audiobook edition is expected to be released in the summer of 2017. Read more about the book.

He wrote his sixth book, 50 MORE Wild Motorcycle Tales: An Anthology of Motorcycle Stories, available on Amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle editions, in August, 2017. It's a companion second volume of 50 Wild Motorcycle Tales. An audiobook and CD edition are expected in the fall of 2017. Read more about the book.

Email: Contact Walter at walter@motorcycleviews.com

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