Although he cut his teeth riding clapped-out dirtbikes in the forests of upstate New York, Cherney didnt hit the asphalt until he got to California. Cherney's getaway to the physical space and mental freedom of the West fanned his fondness for two wheels into a passion. A Honda Nighthawk begat a Yamaha Maxim and, just to see what all the fuss was about, a pre-Evo Harley Sportster. Earthquakes ensued, riots erupted and, finally, the planets aligned. A brief stint at _ Motorcyclist _ and _ Sport Rider _ magazines evolved into a plum assignment at the periodical that perhaps best suited his penchant for roadtrips -- Motorcycle Cruiser.