Abe Aamidor is an award-winning journalist, author, university lecturer and life-long motorcycle enthusiast. He has been a reporter for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Champaign-Urbana (Illinois), News-Gazette, and the Indianapolis Star newspapers, and is the author of Chuck Taylor, All Star (2006). He's taught journalism at Southern Illinois University, Georgia Southern University and Indiana University. His first bike was a 1964 Honda Benly 150cc and his best bike was a 1988 Honda Hawk GT 650cc. But his favourite bike by far was a 1966 Velocette Venom Thruxton 500cc which he owned for several years in the early 1970s. He lives in Indiana.