Neil Peart Appears in April 2012 issue of Motorcyclist Magazine

Neil Peart in MotorCyclist Magazine - April 2012 Neil Peart in MotorCyclist Magazine - April 2012
The April 2012 issue of Motorcyclist Magazine contains several articles that feature Neil Peart. The main article, titled Workin' Them Angles (Yes, Angles) was written by one of Neil's riding friends Brian Catterson. Brian, a long-time Rush fan, talks about how he always hoped to meet Neil, how he eventually did - and also discusses riding with Neil during the final leg of the Time Machine Tour. From the article:
Following Neil down the twisty road leaving Mount Rainier, I noticed that he was using less of the road than he had in years past. Initially, I attributed this to the fact that he had become a father again (daughter Olivia is now 2), but I later learned that he had low-sided in gravel on the previous tour. Not this time!

The song "Workin ' Them Angels" is about risk-taking. Based on an exchange Neil overheard at the side of the road - "You were workin' them angels," the wife told her harddriving husband - the lyrics go: All my life, I've been workin' them angels overtime, Riding and driving and living, So close to the edge. Now, Neil was literally riding farther from the edge. Can't blame him for that!
Two other smaller articles has Neil discussing the "Bike that changed his life" - his 2006 BMW R1100GS:
"In '98, this bike also carried me out of the utter darkness left by double family losses, on a 55,000-mile ride to the farthest points of North America, from Alaska to Belize. Thus it was the 'star' of the book Ghost Rider, about my journey through grief and sorrow to gradual healing.
I've scanned all of the related articles that appear in the issue. You can check them out via this LINK.

Thanks to my brother-in-law Randy Baumann for letting me know about Neil's appearance in the magazine.


  1. Think there is a typo somewhere. The R1100GS was only made from 1993 to 1999. I believe Neil rode a 94 for the Ghost Rider journey.

    I have a 96 and love it.

  2. Either a typo, or Neil made full use of their Time Machine (driving a 2006 model in 1998)

  3. Great comments guys. Let's make fun of spelling next.


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