Lee learned to ride in 2005. Within two weeks of never sitting on a motorcycle he had his full class 6. Soon after he bought a 1989 Honda CB1 as his first motorcycle. Lee has ridden well over 150,000kms on the streets and track since he first started riding. Keeping himself and others safe has always been a priority.
To further his motorcycle education he has taken programs at West Coast Superbike school, American Supercamp, Optimum Performance Rider Training, Go FlatTrack and trained with experienced racers such as Josh Hayes, Danny Walker, and Jake Gagne and is a regular track day rider at The Ridge Motorsports Park, Pitt Meadows Track Days, and Mission Raceway. Lee wishes he could ride Thunderhill and Phillip Island more often! Lee is also a safety rider at Pitt Meadows Track Days.
Trips and Track Days are what Lee loves to do the most on motorcycles. Most of his motorcycling kilometers have been spent outside city limits in the Western United States, and even as far away as Mexico, Australia, Vietnam and Thailand. Organizing multi day rides with several other riders has been common place. One of Lee’s favorite rides was leading 25 riders through the state of Oregon and leading them all home safely. When it comes to the track, he doesn’t race. The track is where Lee can push the limits of the motorcycle and himself to learn.
Lee has also written a book on getting into motorcycle riding. Your First Motorcycle: Be Safe, Start Right, Have Fun is available on Amazon in paperback and ebook. You can see all his adventures at www.ridefar.ca. He also interviews great and interesting riders, reviews and writes about everything related to motorcycling.
Seeking a change in 2014, Lee left a twelve year career as a financial planner to become a motorcycle instructor and start 1st Gear Motorcycle Training. Not only can he teach you ride but he can help you with the “numbers” of motorcycle riding. Owning and Riding a motorcycle can be expensive. Lee knows how to do it in the most cost efficient way possible. This includes the numbers behind insuring your motorcycle, insuring yourself, buying/selling motorcycles, and spending wisely.
Lee is also a forever student as well. In the recent past and currently, he has taken dance, piano, trampoline, aerial silks, and personal training. Always being a student ensures he never forgets what it is like to be the one learning. There is nothing Lee would like more than to see his students have long, safe and fun experiences on their motorcycles just like he has.