Layton Park began riding his first motorbike in 1962. He got a motorcycle license in 1964. Layton rode 1100 kilometres (600 miles) non-stop in one day to work and back every month. He rode numerous trips through the three western Canadian provinces as well as most the western states.
Layton was a member of The Star Riders, The Canadian Motorcycle Association, The Association for Injured Motorcyclists and The Okanagan Motorcycle Riders Association.
Layton rode a number of bikes over the years until June 6, 2009 when he crashed his brand new Boulevard C109 RT in northern Nevada. While recovering he lost two close friends and decided that 46 years of riding was enough for him.
Layton has a number of books on the market and is working on several more. He put his love of writing and riding together and wrote humour columns of motorcycle stories for the Busted Knuckle Chronicles newspaper, several of which appear in this book.
Having retired at 46 after owning some successful businesses in Alberta Layton moved to The Okanagan area in British Columbia. The retirement was short lived and he began working as a consultant to businesses in North American and Kazakhstan.
Today Layton is still on the road as a consultant as well as cruising for fun but now travels in his bright pink 1938 convertible Ford Hot Rod affectionately called, Pink Freud.l He also writes the blogs BackRoadScholar.com and MyPinkFreud.com