Travel: Saddling Up

Boomers hit the road on, yes, motorcycles for fun and charity

They have spent their lives doing what was expected of them--advancing their careers, raising their children, paying their taxes. They are middle-aged and respectable. Now they want recreation and travel that's liberating and youthful, even a bit on the wild side. They're motorcyclists--baby-boomer bikers.

Like Dr. Charles Falco, 54, a professor of optical sciences at the University of Arizona at Tucson. He enjoys art history, theater, ballet and travel. He has an extensive library in his home--and 17 motorcycles outside it. Falco's journeys have taken him as far as the Pyrenees Mountains, bordering Spain and France, and the back roads of...

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