Rather be Riding is the personal blog of writer and photographer, Wes Reyneke.
Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Wes is the senior editor and primary road tester for leading custom motorcycle website, Bike EXIF, and a contributing editor at South African site, ZA Bikers. In the past, he worked as a creative director for a leading digital media agency, before going solo and eventually switching his focus to writing and photography.
As a roving reporter, Wes has traveled to a dozen different countries over the past few years, reporting on motorcycle shows and model launches from major OEMs. He has interviewed the head designers at BMW Motorrad and Harley-Davidson, and been part of two ‘bike build-off’ teams.
Wes has also written for lifestyle website Traffic Magazine, print magazines Craftrad and Iron & Air, and Gestalten’s definitive custom motorcycle book ‘The Ride: Second Gear.’ He also writes the occasional piece of copy for custom motorcycle heavyweights like Blacktrack Motors. His photography features in many of the publications he writes for, along with commissioned work.
Wes is a father of three, a Fiat Multipla owner, and a drummer. He also turns up his jeans and enjoys a fine Old Fashioned…just don’t call him a hipster.
Photo by Devin Paisley