about Rolling Physics Problem

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Rolling Physics Problem is a motorcycle blog written by Greg Shamieh. Greg believes that masterful motorcycling is an outgrowth of understanding the complex physics of two wheeled vehicles. Greg tried to get the Maryland MVA to fit ‘Rolling Physics Problem’ on a motorcycle vanity tag once, and they still haven’t stopped laughing.

Greg is a lifetime motorcyclist that enjoys writing almost as much as he enjoys being in the saddle. He currently is a regular columnist and Road Test Editor for the Mid-Atlantic’s Motorcycle Times, and his work has appeared in Motorcyclist Magazine, and on the web in One Wheel Drive. Greg also writes about technology topics in Ouroboros.

Greg lives in Frederick County, Maryland, in a tiny rural town with lots of dairy cows, and with many dirt roads complete with stream crossings.   He has been married for 31 years to his wife Doris, a fine artist who paints in watercolor and oils and designs needlework. Greg and his family love to travel and camp in America’s National Parks – usually in homebuilt teardrop camping trailers that Greg and Doris design and build.  Greg is also a skilled poet, an enthusiastic but relatively less skilled musician, and an obsessive BMW motorcycle enthusiast who rides, repairs and restores modern and vintage machines.


4 thoughts on “about Rolling Physics Problem

  1. I love your blog, its a must read for me. Also as a member of the CVMG in Canada, I also forward your blog postings to other local section members. (The types with no BMW in there DNA). BMW or not there are pertinent items in your posts for any bike owner and you capture what it is to be long term/lifelong Motorcyclist in a way Ive not often read. I also own a R75/6 (Bertha) with bodged electrics so lol some of your posts have been really timely as I plan the fixes in that area. Have you ever thought of taking all the postings and publishing in hardcopy?
    Thanks for the effort, art and fun you put into this blog

  2. I came across your blog last year, well…I’m not really sure how. But, what a lucky happenstance it has been. So glad to hear your recent diagnosis was “nothing to worry about” because man, can you write! Your words are extremely visual and while your riding and repair skills are only distant images for me, their impact aren’t diminished in the slightest. I so enjoy the literary rides, emotional (and spiritual?) experiences as if I was there. It’s a unique talent that you have.

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