I'm a true life-time motorcycle nut. Grew up on a farm with mini bikes, ATC's and dirt bikes. My first street bike (a Honda CB550 SuperSport) got me thrown out of the house my senior year (it's a long story). I've always loved the freedom, the access and the individual challenge of riding motorcycles. I raced MX locally in the early years and graduated to AMA/ProStar dragbike racing years later. I raced "professionally" for many years, racing ProET, SuperComp, TopGas and eventually ProStock. I was lucky enough to follow that dream and have some success. I sold the entire racing operation in 2005 and started a custom motorcycle shop called Old'S'cool BikeWorks.
I built many custom show winners and had several bikes in magazines in 5 different countries. Then came 2008 and the market crash, so I closed the doors and keep tinkering in my home garage. I've recently grown to the point of needing a shop again, so I'm back building customs but leaning towards the vintage european and cafe racer scene.
I've gotten back to my off-road roots in recent years and have come to the place in life where dualsport travel is my favorite passtime. I was extremely fortunate to have done TransAmerican Trail trip in 2015 and now several other trips including BDR's, CDR and SEAT! It was true "bucket list" item and once in a lifetime experience. After, I'm thinking of doing the Tierra Del Fuego route from California to the southern tip of South America. Who knows after that!
Cheers! ride on...