While working at the American embassy in Rome I decided that after five years I did not want to continue my career as a diplomat. After tendering my letter of resignation I sent my personal belongings to my parents in Massachusetts, got on my BMW R75/5 and headed east. A ferry took me and the bike across the Adriatic Sea to Greece, and then a road led over the top of the Aegean Sea to Istanbul, where Europe meets the East.
Romanian Novel: My Life on the Hayabusa – Available in English
Romanian author Dan A. Tano has released his third novel, My Life on the Hayabusa. 100.000 km on a motorcycle, in both English and Romanian versions which are now available on Amazon.com. Tano, a motorcycle enthusiast, wrote this novel “on the border between reality and fiction, in memory of a biker friend, whose life was cut short too early, and because of the negative labels attributed to bikers around the world.”
Set against the backdrop of the scenic Romanian countryside, the novel follows the journey of discovery of a rider, his motorcycle and his riding friends.
“(…) Hayabusa is a legend. I knew the legend, studied it, and fully assimilated it. And then, within minutes, I was on the verge of taming it (…) In over thousands of miles spent together, we were able to help each other, to get out of dangerous situations and to enjoy the qualities in each of us. We both were living a dream. ”