​​Grass Stuffed Tires lives!
GST the novel is no longer available, but its stories are embarking on a second life. Jo Alkemade is creating fresh new short stories from her beloved motorcycle adventures -what happens to a tire stuffed with grass; when your blind date shows up on a motorcycle; what can possibly go wrong  for an anxious new rider; and much, much more. Stay tuned!
Back cover blurb from the original Grass Stuffed Tires:

Six teenagers tear joyously through life on the backs of their motorcycles.  
Bumps and bruises are a small price to pay for the bliss of throttles cranked wide open and journeys into the unknown. Along the way, true passions are discovered, and choices must be made when a fork in the road is reached... 
A story of friendship, adventure, and youth relished to the max.
  
​​Grass Stuffed Tires is illustrated. Original line drawings of the light enduro motorcycles that play a starring role in the book and photographs from the 1970s bring the stories to life. 

Jo Alkemade fell in love with motorcycles as a teenager in Kenya. It took many decades, and an entirely different continent, for her to earn her license and buy her own bike. Eager to make up for lost time, she cranked open the throttle and took off. Jo rode 42,000 miles through 15 states across the USA on her beloved Triumph Scrambler, traveling joyously on her own, with her husband, and with friends old and new. She rode through deserts and mountains, in frigid rain and roasting heat, on crowded highways and desolate dirt tracks, and delighted every time in the adventures and fascinating people she met along the way.