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.

One thought on “Helmets and Helmet Laws”

  1. In 2012, the state of Michigan repealed the helmet law. Anybody who is over 21 years of age and carries medical insurance on their bike insurance, can choose to leave the helmet at home. Being me, I still wear one.

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