My name is TJ Linzy, AKA the Battlefield Biker™. I love history and riding motorcycles. It’s that simple. I combine them to provide information, entertainment, and inspiration to others who may share my tastes. I create Rides to Remember.
I was originally inspired by a solo motorcycle tour to the D-Day beaches in Normandy, France a few years ago. Like so many others, I was moved by the solemnity of the sites, but I also realized that riding my motorcycle gave me a unique viewpoint to experience the sites. Experiences like exposure to the elements, wearing protective gear, a heightened sense to road and terrain conditions, and navigating on the move vaguely simulated some of the environmental awareness factors faced by the people at the time. These experiences gave me a sense of satisfaction that my ride was more than just a ride. It was a Ride to Remember and Battlefield Biker™ was born.
I have ridden all over Europe and North America on motorcycles. I have toured on Harleys, BMWs, KTMs, Hondas, Suzukis, CanAms, and Triumphs. I have led tours in Britain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Norway, Finland, Poland, and the USA. I hold a M.A. and a Ph.D. from the King’s College London War Studies department. I served in the Second Cavalry Regiment and still serve as the 2CR Association historian. I am a veteran of the Persian Gulf War of 1991 and the East German and Czech border patrol of the Cold War. I am the son of a veteran of both World War II and Vietnam. Between my father, uncles, cousins, nephews, and myself, my family has served in the armed forces since WWII. We served in every decade of the Cold War in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Please, enjoy Battlefield Biker™. I hope you are inspired to use some of the information found here to take your own rides. Near every motorcycle rally or touring destination, there is more to see if you know where to look. Use Battlefield Biker™ to find more, then take some Rides to Remember!
Thanks for the Johnnys story i had never heard the details
Thanks, PLF. I hadn’t heard it either. I was glad to be able to find the field reports and tell a little bit of the story.