Zoom, Zoom, Zoom with Long Haul Paul

Long Haul Paul Yamaha
I quit my last real job in 2016, leaving the business world to dedicate my life to the goal of riding a million miles by motorcycle for Multiple Sclerosis. Not only do I no longer get a paycheck, I have been immune to the monumental changes happening this year in the workplace and schools ... Read more

The Seven Year Itch — Long Haul Paul Fighting MS

One of the lesser reported symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis is itching. It can occur anywhere on the body, and is caused by damage to the nerves in the brain or spinal cord, specifically the nerves that transmit signals to the area of the body that is screaming to be scratched. The skin that is ... Read more

Long Haul Paul bringing MS awareness to rural America

Long Haul Paul rural America
  As  much as I enjoy riding all over the country and hanging out at motorcycle rallies and trade shows, it only takes a minute to remind me of the reason I left the security of a steady job and decided to dedicate my foreseeable future to bring education, inspiration and hope to others ... Read more

Long Haul Paul — Riding Yamaha

Long Haul Paul Yamaha black leather
It took me almost six years and over 300,000 miles, but I was finally able to convince a major manufacturer that my million-mile journey for multiple sclerosis (MS) was worthy of corporate backing. Factory supported riders are pretty common in televised motorcycle racing, dirt bike and arena cross racing, and most spectator driven two-wheeled ... Read more

Long Haul Paul and Accidental Samaritans

Long Haul Paul Good samaritan
The odds of crushing my motorcycle’s exhaust header into a pancake, destroying the engine sump guard, ripping off the oil filter, having four quarts of oil spew onto both wheels at high speed and living to tell about it are fairly slim, so someone was looking out for me on a cold and wet ... Read more

Should I Change my Latitude?

Long Haul Paul
The New Hampshire winter started off pretty darn cold. December’s temperature never went above freezing, and the first snowfall is still on the ground, way at the bottom. Living in New England makes riding a motorcycle year-round a slightly unintelligent choice for transportation. Last year I found myself on one of New Hampshire’s scenic ... Read more

Living in the Travel Lane

In the Travel Lane: Paul in helmut
By the time you read this column, my “new” Yamaha Super Ténéré will have 100,000 miles on the clock, and 80,000 of them accrued in 2017. That averages out to 220 miles every single day of the year. It has certainly been a year of living in the travel lane for me. I shared ... Read more

MotoArt

Long Haul Paul Motoart
“Excuse me, sir, please do not touch that motorcycle.” The afternoon security guard rounded the corner with his hand perched over the holster of his two-way radio. I giggled like a preschooler, knowing my DNA was probably on every single nut and bolt of the crusted sculpture. “It’s OK, we have been quite intimate.” ... Read more