I learned to ride in 2005. Within two weeks of never sitting on a motorcycle I had my motorcycle license. Soon after I bought a 1989 Honda CB1 as my first motorcycle.
Well over 150,000kms later, I still LOVE it.
Riding became a passion. I went out onto the open road and joined the motorcycling community. I spent the first few years riding locally and riding with groups. Then came the 2002 Honda F4i. I soon found myself as far away as Utah, California, and Arizona! To further my education I took the racer training program at West Coast Superbike school and began attending track days at Mission Raceway and Pitt Meadows. Rather than racing I became a volunteer corner worker and helped out at Mission Raceway. I also was a corner worker at the 2007 and 2008 MotoGP at Laguna Seca Raceway. It was quite the experience.
Long distance touring is where I ride most of my kilometers. Most of my motorcycling kilometers have been spent outside city limits. Organizing multi day rides with several other riders has been common place. One of my favorite rides was leading 25 riders through the state of Oregon and leading them all home safely.
Seeking a change, I have recently left a twelve year career as a financial planner. No real plan other than to teach people how to ride motorcycles. However, the opportunity to open up a motorcycle school happened. It all started in April 2014. I am now well into my new career at 1st Gear Motorcycle Training teaching far more people to ride than I ever thought was possible. Not only can I teach you ride but I can help you with the “numbers” of motorcycle riding. Owning and Riding a motorcycle can be expensive. I know 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.
I have also restarted taking education riding programs such as American Supercamp. I also am learning Piano and Dancing so I keep in tune with being a student. The past few years have been incredible as far as professional and personal growth. One thing that has not changed is…. There is nothing more I want to do in this world than ride to far away places (trips or tracks!) with a great group of riders.