Playwright

Walter Thinnes

MOTORCYCLES

I have two primary current rides.

A 2015 Piaggio MP3 500 ABS/ASR scooter gets me around the city and out to my long distance ride.  It is terrific and I am outfitting it with new devices.

A 2014 Can-Am Spyder RT SE-6 is a three wheeled Sportster that is classified as a motorcycle (named Josephine) and is a terrific long distance ride.  I have taken it on a 2 week 4,500 mile ride to see two of my plays performed and through the midwest. 

I still have a 2006 Suzuki Burgman 400 (named Sylvia) that was a terrific first ride and is currently in storage for later use.

I won a 2009 Victory Vision Arlen Ness Special Edition in a raffle with a $100 ticket.  Her name was Vicki and I took her on several epic rides, including a Saddlesore 1000 trip recognized by the Iron Butt Association, riding from Daytona Beach, FL to New York City (more than 1000 miles) in less than 24 hours.  It was fantastic.

I would love to set up a Playwrights Motorcycle Gang (though it wouldn't scare anyone, not even producers).  Any other writer/riders out there?  Let's Ride & Write!

Like playwriting, I took to motorcycle riding later in my life.  I could have never imagined that I would be so prolific and enjoy each so much!  And I certainly never imagined having two vehicles (though both with just three wheels) while living in Manhattan!  I'll dig up some more photos soon and post them here.