Timothy Irvin Lindstrom, most people call me Tim. Growing up in the metropolitan area of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. Went to Northwestern Bible College is Roseville, MN for 1 year Bible Certificate course. 1973/74. I have been married to my wife of my youth over 40 years! We purchased a home in Columbia Heights, MN back in 1975. 2 daughters have come through our small home off of Jackson Street and they live in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, MN. I have been riding motorcycles since the early 70's. From 2
stroke dirt bikes to sport touring street bikes. I also have an amateur extra license for talking around the world. I have had ham radio on my touring motorcycles inter twining the 2 hobbies has been good. I am a member of the BMW Members of America since 1991,
In 1997 I also became part of a club that is based out in California. Motorcycling Amateur Radio Club.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
When we were young the main trips was up to northern Minnesota to see grandparents. I have 2 sisters and 1 brother and we would pile into the family car and drive north on Highway 10 to Detroit Lakes. North on Highway 59 through Thief River Falls and finally stop in Karlstad. These annual trips along with smaller trips to see uncles and aunts made an impact on me. The key phrase that my parents would say. "OH we don't want to bother you!" When these relatives would ask or want us to stay with them! Teenage years and wanting to have some freedom meant 10 speed bicycles. Riding all over Minneapolis and wanting to ride into the country on roads that really didn't have shoulders to ride on. The parents decided that it shouldn't be done.
Elementary school or the 6th grade had us writing and using our imaginations. Reading books from the school library and finishing them in one night became the past time on winter evenings. Remember speed reading? I had decided that I also wanted to write.
When did you first start writing?
I tried writing a small story and sent it to my sister. Called the little spark plug. Never publish but something that i felt I should write about. Engines and spark plugs. 1997 I joined Motorcycling Amateur Radio Club. There was and is a newsletter that the club would send out. The editor Bonnie Davis was always asking for people to write about their motorcycle trips. I offered to write and have been a regular contributor to the newsletter since. Now if I don't send an email about what is happening with my motorcycles I get an email asking!
100,000 miles on a Sport BMW motorcycle? And you are riding that kind of miles in 5 years? Most of the time alone? Follow along as I give Praise and worship to Jesus Christ my savior and LORD as I ride or repair one BMW K1100RS.