Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Wesley Reyneke is Bike EXIF's contributing editor, and the guy behind Rather Be Riding—a blog celebrating alternative motorcycle culture.
Despite the fact that his father raced amateur off-road in the early 80s, Wes only started riding motorcycles in earnest in his late 20s (not counting the Honda Express he used to ride to class when he was 19)—and has been making up for lost time ever since.
Starting out with a Vespa ET4 he quickly moved over to a BMW F650GS Dakar, clocking miles all over his native South Africa. A couple of dual-sport bikes later, and his love for classics and new wave customs developed. His current daily runners are a custom Kawasaki W650 street scrambler, and an '84 BMW R100RT that doesn't actually belong to him.
When he's not busy writing for various publications, he's either riding, cycling, juggling kids or pounding his drum kit. He also has an epic beard, wears lots of denim and enjoys craft beer—just don't call him a hipster.