I took my first ride on a motorcycle in 1979. The bike was a ratty Honda CB360 that was owned by my wife’s father, and after receiving very brief instructions from my brother-in-law, I was off and running. I dropped the bike several times that day since my instruction didn’t even cover such basics that you have to down shift through each gear before coming to a stop. Still, I knew that I was on to something big here. A couple of months later I purchased my first motorcycle, in fact my first motor vehicle of any kind, a brand new shiny red Kawasaki KZ400. I was in love with my new found freedom, and since then motorcycles have been a huge part of my life.

I’ve commuted, toured, raced, and sold motorcycles. My travels have taken me as been as far north as Alaska, as far south as Texas and as far east as Ohio. I’ve even ridden a motorcycle in Hawaii. I’ve ridden on the road, on the track, in the dirt, and occasionally through rivers. For over 250,000 miles and 32 years I’ve been loving, cussing, riding, crashing, repairing, buying, selling and dreaming about motorcycles.

That makes 4 singles, 3 twins, 2 triples, and 2 four cylinders. Or looking at it by brand, 5 Kawasakis, 3 Yamahas, 2 Suzukis, and 1 Triumph. Maybe some day I’ll own a Honda, Ducati, or BMW but don’t be looking for a Harley in my garage. I’ll take performance over style any day.

The infamous corkscrew at Laguna Seca. My first time on the race track at the Superbike School.

Kauai motorcycle ride

n 1997 I went on a dual sport ride on Kauai. Above, we’re parked looking over Waimea Canyon from the opposite side that most tourists see.

Kauai motorcycle ride

Riding through a sugar can plantation on Kauai.

General Motorcycle Links

(model specific links are found on the individual pages)



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