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.
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.
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.
The final book of the long awaited publication of the “Muscle Ranch Ojai” series, texbearjoe meets Aziz’s Dad … and family, along with powerlifters, thick meaty men, and the infamous bootcamp full of powerlifters enjoying man-to-man action.
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.
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.
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…
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…