hinji Kazama wants to ride a motorcycle on the moon. It is the kind of thing a 5-year-old might say, or a billionaire. It’s a goal that, if uttered by anyone else, would have us laughing. But Kazama isn’t anyone else. He has ridden motorcycles to both poles, the summits of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Fuji, and much of the way up Mount Everest. Twice. He was also the first Japanese national to compete in the Paris-Dakar Rally, later won the race’s 500cc class, and survived a collision with a truck on another attempt. History has proven that Shinji Kazama’s ambitions are not to be scoffed at. Kazama will turn 68 this year, a fact that doesn’t seem to slow him down. He’s coached his son, Shinnosuke, in the Dakar Rally for the past five years, and is personally planning to compete in a car in 2020 and on a motorcycle in 2021. Between now and then, he needs to convince his injured left knee to bend to 90 degrees.