Despite his journalism professors' pleas to write about something – anything – besides motorcycles, David graduated from the University of North Texas. Soon after, he took a job at Cycle News. Eleven months later, Cycle World came calling. Within four years he was promoted to editor-in-chief, a position he would hold for the next 21 years.
Under Edwards' leadership, Cycle World became the largest-circulation motorcycle monthly in the world and transitioned to a multi-platform media source. Along the way, he's ridden everything from 49cc tiddlers to Wayne Rainey's fearsome YZ500R racebike. He's toured through 23 countries, including a memorable trek across Mongolia's Gobi Desert. He's ridden 1000 miles in a day – and has the Iron Butt certificate to prove it – while his shortest ride lasted just a few seconds and ended 300 feet up the Widowmaker Hillclimb.
An eclectic collector, David's fleet ranges from a customized Yamaha Warrior cruiser to a Dresda Triumph café-racer to a 1940 Indian Sport Scout bob-job. Currently, Edwards is editor-in-chief of BikeCraft magazine. He is also a consultant for the Bonhams auction house, and runs Moto Viejo, an online consignment service for parts, literature and collectibles.