I’ve been on two wheels ever since my father took the training wheels off my bicycle, gave me a push and let go. I started off on a Honda trail 50 which was a three speed transmission with no clutch. It was the perfect machine to learn on and I had the perfect back yard to practice. At 40 acres, I would ride that machine up and down the hedge row until the back deck light came on and then I knew that it was time to come in.
That is my father and I
I then graduated to a Kawasaki KX60, a two stroke machine built by my uncle and my father and given to me for a Christmas present. I rode that machine until I seized the top end and it never ran again.
My next bike came home from work with my father…in a box. It was a 1989 RM125 and it was in a million pieces. I watched my father build this bike from the ground up. I could barely touch the ground when I got on it, I must have blown the top end on this machine a few times because my father had to rebuild it a few times. This was the first bike I raced motocross on.
Then I graduated to a 1995 CR125 in 1998 which was newer and more of a performance machine. I began doing real well in my motocross race.
There was a long pause when I went into the Air Force in 2001, I didn’t get my next bike until 2004 which was a 1999 RM125 and rode that up in the mountains of Idaho and Montana.
I then moved to Virginia and bought a 1997 Honda Shadow Spirit 1100 street bike and a 1998 Honda CR250R.
I sold the Shadow in 2008 and my wife bought me a 2007 Honda VTX1800N for a wedding gift which I customized and I still have my CR250R which is highly modified, high performance machine.