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Alfonse Palaima

Rider, Writer, Visionary

When not in Los Angeles, hiding from society and building websites for all his friends’ companies, Alfonse is far, far away from home, collecting passport stamps, and slicing through traffic on two wheels with a smile on his face. While photography and travel are his biggest passions, motorcycles fight for top billing as they take him to his next location. Slowly rounding the world piecemeal, one country at at time, he has amassed hundreds of bylines, 23 countries and six of the seven continents to date... and longs for more. Having ridden countless miles, on countless motorcycles, he’s still a rider like you and I, but he’s also an industry journalist with 14 years under his belt. Since 2003, different motorcycles have come with each new assignment and journey; Harley-Davidsons in Japan and Morocco, Buells in Germany, Kawasakis in Central America, and BMWs in South America... as such, "fly-n-ride" is his middle name.   You can follow Alfonse around the world on social media (@MotoInsider) and his website at or right here through the pages and plates at Octane Press, where the forthcoming “Journey To The End Of The World” (192 pages) and accompanying "Adventure Motorcycle" (2018 calendar) comes out this summer.