Who is Ghost?

Ghost, who is Paul Anderson among non-bikers, is a middle-aged, long-haired, technogeek, biker living in the thriving metropolis of Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA).

Mug shot of Ghost at home.
Mug shot of Ghost at home.

Ghost started riding on a moped back in high school, and rode a friend’s Honda 250 quite a bit while in college at Michigan Tech. He did very little riding for several years after college, but picked up a Kawasaki KZ 750LTD back in 1991. At the time, he was living in Milwaukee, WI in the shadow of the Harley-Davidson headquarters, so the temptation to purchase a Harley was pretty strong. He eventually gave in to that temptation and purchased a ’92 FLSTC in 1993.

When not riding, Ghost actually works for a living. He is formally trained as a technical writer but got pushed into a few software development tasks back in 2006 and now works as an information architect specializing in search relevance.

Since riding is a seasonal passtime in Michigan, Ghost engages in other hobbies in months that are less-than-ideal for riding. Such activities include fictional composition and another hopelessly geeky hobby: model railroading.

If you wish to contact him directly, you can email Ghost.

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