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Preview: Road Trip California

When I think of California, I think of sun-kissed (or is that sun-burned) beautiful, industrious people. LA & San Francisco, well, they are California like Amsterdam is Holland or Paris is France – they all deserve their own book from me, which will arrive later. I have more of a romantic relationship with the state as a whole. From travel a few years back, I took a few weeks to explore California I had come to know and love through the years. From a visit in Folsom Prison to hikes in Yosemite to a private party at Hearst Castle to my Caveman at the Madonna Inn, some of the oddest, most beautiful, and most entertaining days, afternoons, and evenings I’ve had on a vacation. My crew of new and old friends – lumberjacks, lawyers, musicians, prison inmates, gas station attendants, masseurs, rock collectors and university deans – and Aziz is back from Muscle Ranch, meet me at naked beaches, pool parties, movie-house orgies, hiking, luxury hotels, and bargain tents. You’ll never see California quite the same way again. The eBooks will be coming out late March, I’ll be publishing excerpts within the week. Click on each book below for a sample chapter.

Ascent: Look Inside eBook

The first part of my California Road Trip, I move west-to-east to go into the high Sierras and enjoy the fresh air and sun, or what I can. I meet my old Colt Model photographer in Brisbane, and accompany him to Folsom Prison for a photoshoot. From there it get crazier, with a retired movie cowboy in Lone Pine, a photographer at Mono Lake, and a porn shoot in Olancha, and double that for in-between events. A bit of something for everybody, from bears and bikes, dads and boys, to rough trade and porn models.

eBook Preview: Descent

The second part of my California Road Trip, I loop south-to-north as I move from the Sierras through desert, into the central valley. From the Sierras to below-sea-level Death Valley, I meet sexy biker dads and end up in Boron, with men only the desert can produce. Bakersfield – what can I say – Granddad, Dad, and Son? Movie Theatre and Hotel? Not as boring as I imagined. Fresno up to Yosemite I recall old buddies from Southern California, and make new friends, and in Sacramento, meet Felix, the lawyer with a BIG bonus prize. Who am I? Texbearjoe. From travel a few years back, I took a few weeks to explore California I had come to know and love through the years. From a visit in Folsom Prison to hikes in Yosemite to a private party at Hearst Castle to my Caveman at the Madonna Inn, some of the oddest, most beautiful, and most entertaining days, afternoons, and evenings I’ve had on a vacation. My crew of new and old friends – lumberjacks, lawyers, musicians, prison inmates, gas station attendants, masseurs, rock collectors and university deans – and Aziz is back from Muscle Ranch, meet me at naked beaches, pool parties, movie-house…

eBook Preview: Cascade

The third part of my California Road Trip, I loop north-to-south as I enter the Casades, going as far North as I can easily, then back down along the coast. Love the lumberjacks, and love the sea, boat, captain, dad & uncle. Back into Bodybuilder and Bear country in Guerneville, introducing Felix to a beefy crew at a very stoned pool party. From an Oakland gym to a Half Moon Bay hotel, I end up finally in Santa Cruz, in the park, at night, enjoying the view. Who am I? Texbearjoe. From travel a few years back, I took a few weeks to explore California I had come to know and love through the years. From a visit in Folsom Prison to hikes in Yosemite to a private party at Hearst Castle to my Caveman at the Madonna Inn, some of the oddest, most beautiful, and most entertaining days, afternoons, and evenings I’ve had on a vacation. My crew of new and old friends – lumberjacks, lawyers, musicians, prison inmates, gas station attendants, masseurs, rock collectors and university deans – and Aziz is back from Muscle Ranch, meet me at naked beaches, pool parties, movie-house orgies, hiking, luxury hotels, and bargain tents. You’ll…

eBook Preview: Coast

The fourth part of my California Road Trip, I continue on along the coast, enjoying the fog (not), the quiet life (not), from Castroville to Monterey – there’s nothing like a beautiful massage after a hot afternoon of fucking, or is that a hot fuck after an afternoon of massage in Big Sur. Hearst Castle at night is a delight, as I cruise down further along the coast meeting more and more hot hairy men, ending up in a Swedish Village and a strange, but sexy evening with a winegrower and roommate. Who am I? Texbearjoe. From travel a few years back, I took a few weeks to explore California I had come to know and love through the years. From a visit in Folsom Prison to hikes in Yosemite to a private party at Hearst Castle to my Caveman at the Madonna Inn, some of the oddest, most beautiful, and most entertaining days, afternoons, and evenings I’ve had on a vacation. My crew of new and old friends – lumberjacks, lawyers, musicians, prison inmates, gas station attendants, masseurs, rock collectors and university deans – and Aziz is back from Muscle Ranch, meet me at naked beaches, pool parties, movie-house orgies, hiking, luxury hotels,…

eBook Preview: Beach

The fifth part of my California Road Trip, ever south now, I meet up with more musicans, or bikers, or both in Santa Barbara, then fall into a huge Carnival and wrestlers in Ventura (don’t ask about the strawberries). I meet Aziz again in his Dad’s Malibu house, then in a feat of time engineering get him and Felix together for a special weekend on Catalina Island, in the Wrigley Mansion. I leave Felix in Aziz’s huge arms heading on further south, to explore a Father’s Day invite into Camp Pendleton, where Marine’s do their duty. Who am I? Texbearjoe. From travel a few years back, I took a few weeks to explore California I had come to know and love through the years. From a visit in Folsom Prison to hikes in Yosemite to a private party at Hearst Castle to my Caveman at the Madonna Inn, some of the oddest, most beautiful, and most entertaining days, afternoons, and evenings I’ve had on a vacation. My crew of new and old friends – lumberjacks, lawyers, musicians, prison inmates, gas station attendants, masseurs, rock collectors and university deans – and Aziz is back from Muscle Ranch, meet me at naked beaches, pool parties,…

Free: Bear Convergence (IBC)
eBook , Experiences , Featured , New , Uncategorized / January 16, 2016

I loved going to International Bear Convergence several years ago in Palm Springs, and I put together a quick book of men (and Dads, and Sons, and Groups of Men) that I encountered there over a long weekend in Palm Springs. I’ve put it up here for you to download for free to enjoy as an eBook.

Groundwork: Look Inside eBook

The second volume of the long awaited publication of the “Muscle Ranch Ojai” series, deepens the relationship with hairy trainer Aziz, an extra-special supplement he trains bodybuilders to enjoy, and as well an evening with a bisexual dad and son, and a guest… Hot sunny days, the smell of resinous shrubs in the evenings, and the mouth-filling tastes of man sweat and more at night experienced in the hills of Ojai. This remarkable collection of stories document what happens over a few weeks at an invite-only retreat for offseason male bodybuilders, coaches, dads, sons, pros, amateurs, and powerlifters, as they get back to nature by giving up clothes, shaving, and eventually inhibitions to pursue the body beautiful.

First Days: Look Inside eBook

Hot sunny days, the smell of resinous shrubs in the evenings, and the mouth-filling tastes of man sweat and more at night experienced in the hills of Ojai. This remarkable collection of stories document what happens over a few weeks at an invite-only retreat for offseason male bodybuilders, coaches, dads, sons, pros, amateurs, and powerlifters, as they get back to nature by giving up clothes, shaving, and eventually inhibitions to pursue the body beautiful. The first book of the long awaited publication of the “Muscle Ranch Ojai” series, brings us along with texbearjoe from the introduction to the Ranch, and meeting the first batch of bodybuilder bears along the way.

Muscle Ranch Austin

End-January, I will start publishing the Muscle Ranch Austin books, a combined 1000-page series of my time at the private, invite-only offseason Muscle Ranch, the year they were hosted just outside of Austin, Texas. This trip, I’ve been selected as a “in-kind” sponsor for future events, and enjoyed special privileges along with being a judge at the new annual bodybuilding contest. Aziz’s Dad makes a surprise visit, along with my Persian muscle cub Sami. Dad and Denver are back also, along with an entire crew of new bodybuilders, and my new roommate Idris, with his special upbringing. Over 20,000 men have enjoyed these stories in serial form, now collected for the first time. Over the next month I’ll be updating the website with pages for individual books and chapters, which I know will be enjoyed. Stay tuned!

Begin Again: Excerpt

I’m texbearjoe, and Austin’s a short drive from my hometown, but it’s a million miles away from ordinary life. This is the second year of the private, invite-only retreat for bodybuilders – mostly offseason – enjoying days of nothing but food, working out, and the company of other men, no women allowed. Most of the guys gave up on shaving, clothing, and inhibitions – you’d be surprised at what guys get into when they can get away with it. It’s stocked full of big male bodybuilders, coaches, dads, sons, pros amateurs, and some powerlifters getting back to nature by giving up clothes and any semblance of worry about bi/gay/straight as they pursue the body beautiful. In the first book I meet Idris my huge roommate during “black pack” weekend. Idris gets me involved in a DILF party that just doesn’t seem to end. Afterwards I spend quality time with several guys, and teach them a new way to get “testosterone release”, super-important to their massive supplement-bloated frames. I end up with a huge furball of a man, part of a father-son pair at the ranch, who had a very unusual upbringing. Read the excerpt below for a taste of the contents….

Volume: Available at Amazon

The second volume of Muscle Ranch brings me back into the arms of Aziz, the big hairy trainer, and what he does to my body – we’re talking muscles right? I also get re-acquainted with Doc, the all-purpose candyman for the bodybuilders at the ranch. Aziz has turned a corner on what he likes to do with men, and I help him explore more deeply sexually. Doc really takes a liking to me, and helps with a special massage class he has set up to help men get relaxed. Well, from special examination class to posing, to a great shaving session, I finally end up with Denver and his Dad, from the first Muscle Ranch series. Click image to read an excerpt…

Exam: Available at Amazon

The third volume of Muscle Ranch sets me up again for a class “demo” for sexual health – never before has a “digital exam” had so many guys happy to participate. The ranch does allow some male guests of participants, and I end up meeting furry skinny Jewish Eban, along with his brother Eli – a schvitz will never be the same. I swing the other way to reminiscing about a huge guy I met, then begin to show more and more guys from the ranch a special way to get testosterone release – you’d never think straight guys could take so much. Finally, and more strangely, I accidentally meet the results of sperm donations from when I was in college. That’s a mind-blower! I’m texbearjoe, and Austin’s a short drive from my hometown, but it’s a million miles away from ordinary life. This is the second year of the private, invite-only retreat for bodybuilders – mostly offseason – enjoying days of nothing but food, working out, and the company of other men, no women allowed. Most of the guys gave up on shaving, clothing, and inhibitions – you’d be surprised at what guys get into when they can get…

Releaser: eBook Preview

The fifth volume of Muscle Ranch starts with an evening organized by my hung bottom buddy Shaun – whom I met at the XXL party – and a series of guys he’s lined up to get special “testosterone release” that evening, but things don’t always go as planned. Idris is gone, so I allow Aziz’s Dad Yusuf to stay with me, and to my surprise, so does his Valet and Valet’s son. Makes for interesting evenings. I end up on the bottom side of a tag-team event with two huge black bodybuilders who have been teasing me for days. I’m suddenly promoted to a kind of “sponsor” for the Muscle Ranch, so I’m supposed to start recruiting! A buddy with a bad case of cockorexia is helped through the evening. Sami – my buddy from DC – arrives for a few days which is fantastic, and we enjoy a slow evening together with Santos. I’m texbearjoe, and Austin’s a short drive from my hometown, but it’s a million miles away from ordinary life. This is the second year of the private, invite-only retreat for bodybuilders – mostly offseason – enjoying days of nothing but food, working out, and the company…

Image: eBook Preview

The sixth volume of Muscle Ranch gets me immediately involved in a “Masters Bodybuilder” (over-40) photo session taken at the ranch – out of control! My buddies at the ranch go out to a bodybuilding contest in Austin, and oversleeping, I wander around the Ranch and meet two red-headed Dutch gardeners, who took care of me. Sami enjoys a daily routine with me, which is well, lots of eating and “Playing well with others.” I end up at a milking contest with a bunch of the younger bodybuilders along with the masters, to see who’s best at using their hands. Earl, the sexy black muscledad I meet, ends up hearing a story about a very “Bad Boy” in Chicago I met. After all the hubbub, Sami and I finish the week with a wonderful dinner together, pure 1:1. I’m texbearjoe, and Austin’s a short drive from my hometown, but it’s a million miles away from ordinary life. This is the second year of the private, invite-only retreat for bodybuilders – mostly offseason – enjoying days of nothing but food, working out, and the company of other men, no women allowed. Most of the guys gave up on shaving, clothing, and…

Steam: eBook Preview

The seventh, and final volume of Muscle Ranch finds me and Sami in the steamroom after a long workout, having a long workout. Talk about losing body fluids! The final days of Muscle Ranch are coming up, and the first annual contest is being put together. While waiting during rehearsal, I tell Sami about Hugh, a massage guy from Chicago who was as big as Dick from the ranch. Rehearsal segues into the actual contest, with a big surprise ending, which we should have known all along. The prizewinner gets gold, in a special way, and after all the time being good for others at the ranch, I spend an evening devoted entirely to my own insatiable appetites. Packing, up, saying goodbye, and off back home, waiting for another Muscle Ranch, another year. I’m texbearjoe, and Austin’s a short drive from my hometown, but it’s a million miles away from ordinary life. This is the second year of the private, invite-only retreat for bodybuilders – mostly offseason – enjoying days of nothing but food, working out, and the company of other men, no women allowed. Most of the guys gave up on shaving, clothing, and inhibitions – you’d be surprised…

Road Trip Texas 1: Preview
eBook , Experiences , Road Trip , Road Trip Texas / January 2, 2016

Nothing more American than a road trip, and this one takes texbearjoe on a giant vacation through the great state of Texas – meeting lonely ranchers, park rangers, trailer daddies, border guards, and in the southern beaches an unexpected reunion with muscle bear Sami from City View, DC. When you’re as friendly as texbearjoe, a lot of things come naturally, especially men of all ages, sizes, shapes, and colors. Everything really is bigger in Texas, in more ways than you expect!

Road Trip Texas 3: Preview

This third volume of the Road Trip takes texbearjoe from West Texas down through the Gulf Coast, ending his massive vacation trip. He meets quite an underworld in El Paso, then an Artist with an unusual gift in Marfa, Bubbas and more then meets up again with Sami from the DC Series, and his family, in Corpus Christi before heading home…

City View DC 1: eBook Preview
eBook , Experiences , Uncategorized / January 2, 2016

Perhaps what goes on in DC stays in DC, perhaps not. From the gym to museums, cops to preachers, this collection explores the lives and loves of men who work hard in DC, but after business hours play even harder. In this melting pot of a city, you will also follow along the evolving young furry bear Sami, who Texbearjoe meets, teases, plays with, mentors, and coaches into a bodybuilder while changing forever the life of his family and friends in entirely unexpected, and exciting ways.

City View DC 2: Look Inside
eBook , Experiences , Uncategorized / January 2, 2016

This 2nd volume of City View introduces the further adventures of texbearjoe in DC, with more deeper involvement in Sami’s entire “family”, along with a shy businessman, florists, a special private “Dad” party, a unique photography experience, and much more…

Timberfell Stories 1: Look Inside
eBook , Experiences , Uncategorized / January 1, 2016

From Hot Rods to campfire stories, the “Evil Dead” to American Castles, who knew this corner of the South had so much going on, in so many directions, with so many men. This collection and recollection of stories at and around the famous campground is guaranteed to not leave any mysteries about what bears, dads, cubs, sons, bodybuilders, chunks, hunks, twinks, friends and strangers do in the woods, in the shower, by the pool, on the picnic table, at the gym, in the bar…

Timberfell Stories: eBook
eBook , Experiences , New , Softback , Uncategorized / January 1, 2016

Enjoy 420 pages of the fully Timberfell Lodge experience, first time out in paperback, soon to be followed by the eBook set. From Hot Rods to campfire stories, the “Evil Dead” to American Castles, who knew this corner of the South had so much going on, in so many directions, with so many men. This collection and recollection of stories at and around the famous campground is guaranteed to not leave any mysteries about what bears, dads, cubs, sons, bodybuilders, chunks, hunks, twinks, friends and strangers do in the woods, in the shower, by the pool, on the picnic table, at the gym, in the bar… Check the books below for sample chapters.

Road Trip Texas: eBooks
eBook , Experiences , New , Road Trip Texas , Uncategorized / January 1, 2016

Enjoy 570 pages of the Road Trip Texas experience, first time out in paperback, along with eBook editions. Nothing more American than a road trip, and this one takes texbearjoe on a giant vacation through the great state of Texas – meeting lonely ranchers, park rangers, trailer daddies, border guards, and in the southern beaches an unexpected reunion with muscle bear Sami from City View, DC. When you’re as friendly as texbearjoe, a lot of things come naturally, especially men of all ages, sizes, shapes, and colors. Everything really is bigger in Texas, in more ways than you expect! Check out the volumes, and a sample from each below.

City View DC: eBooks
eBook , Experiences , New , Uncategorized / January 1, 2016

Perhaps what goes on in DC stays in DC, perhaps not. From the gym to museums, cops to preachers, this collection explores the lives and loves of men who work hard in DC, but after business hours play even harder. In this melting pot of a city, you will also follow along the evolving young furry bear Sami, who Texbearjoe meets, teases, plays with, mentors, and coaches into a bodybuilder while changing forever the life of his family and friends in entirely unexpected, and exciting ways. This 1st Volume introduces the Persian muscle cub Sami, who spans many of texbearjoe’s stories, Tyler the black night guard, the “Military Party” with Ron, Professors, Businessmen and Politicians. Check out the volumes, and a sample from each below.