Colin Evans is an unemployed software executive who writes a travel journal to entertain and annoy his still-employed friends. He grew up in England and avoided the family beer business by sliding into a career in software. After moving to Belgium and France, he ended up in Oregon, a motorcycling wonderland. Most of his career was with Intel Corporation, but he is now an investor and advisor to software startups. He came late to biking, but has fallen hard, with a collection of iconic sportbikes and a very worn-out BMW R1200GS to show for it. He has ridden and written about his adventure rides on four continents and the Isle of Man. The two ladies in his life, wife Rosine and daughter Claire, are far better writers. He shares his Portland home with two cats, Bug and Otto, who remind him every day how they feel about him by spraying under his desk.