Jim Roche, detail from The Havana TT100 Open-Road Motorcycle Loop as it has been run by Jim Roche since 1977, graphite on paper
JR: The reason I did this, one of the very first ones, is that it’s the route from my hometown, here in Tallahassee. I start in Havana up on Lower Hawthorne Trail. In this one, I did write some basic scenarios: expect the unexpected, foot-down stop at every stop sign, quiet, clutch in, coast through all church zones, all animals have the right of way. I’d already learned my lesson by that point. You give aid when needed, do not drive beyond your limits, slow down and show respect around towns, communities, and gatherings, full bodied protection mandatory at all times, period, no exceptions, respect all law enforcement officers and abide posted limits, and the main thing, do not drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.