Welcome to Jeremy Kroeker’s world. (You might want a helmet.)
With his motorcycle, he has traveled to nearly 30 countries while managing to do at least one outrageously stupid thing in every one. He has evaded police in Egypt, tasted teargas in Israel, scrambled through minefields in Bosnia and Lebanon, and wrangled a venomous snake in Austria.
One time he got a sliver in El Salvador.
Since 1999, Kroeker has made his home in Canmore, Alberta, although he still travels extensively. His writing has appeared in newspapers such as the Toronto Star, Winnipeg Free Press, Calgary Herald, and in American magazines such as Alpinist, and Outrider Journal.
One October, he rode from Canada to Panama in an attempt to flee the pain of a broken relationship. Motorcycle Therapy – A Canadian Adventure in Central America tells his story of personal discovery, friendship and reconciliation that occurs along the way. More recently, Kroeker rode from Germany through the Middle East into Iran, and finally through North Africa before returning to Europe. That trip provides the foundation for his newest book, Through Dust and Darkness — A Motorcycle Journey of Fear and Faith in the Middle East. From here you can learn more about Jeremy, read trip reports, view trip photos, and get updates on his latest adventures.
“Oscillator Press is named after the old motorcycle that founder, Jeremy Kroeker, rode through Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. On that trip, his KLR 650 had such a dangerous wobble in the front end that he nicknamed it The Oscillator. The “Press” part of the name is nod to Jeremy’s father, Bert Kroeker, who worked as a printer for most of his life until passing away in 2013.
It was Bert Kroeker who nurtured the love of motorcycles that Jeremy has today.”
OTHER PUBLISHED WORKS
- Motorcycle Mojo Magazine
- Overland Magazine
- Outrider Journal
- Toronto Star
- Calgary Herald
- Winnipeg Free Press
- “I Sold my Gold Tooth for Gas Money”
- “A Bear Stole my Fishing Boat.”