Into the Storm

What's crazier than riding an XR650 toward Iraq wearing body armor and desert camo, as 100,000 Coalition troops move in? Getting busted for wheelies by military police in Abu Dhabi, getting stuck in a Kuwaiti minefield, and crossing into Iraq by wearing an officer's shirt and a beret, for starters. That's what professional loony John Cantlie calls "wonderfully romantic in a disturbed, idiotic sort of way."

Cantlie tells the whole story in a Motorcyclist Magazine exclusive, Into the Storm on sale NOW