Team: Black River ADV
Residence: Renton, WA
Experience: Riding since 1968.
Current Bike: 2014 BMW R1200 GSA LC
About me: I started doing laps at age 4 on a little 2-stroke in Spa, Belgium and was hooked. Protective gear was a must: Leather helmet, shorts and sandals!
Riding motorcycles was in my family. It took me a number of years before I finally managed to get my first bike, a Suzuki 1978 GSA 550 with borrowed money. Cleaned it up, rode it for a while and sold it to the same guy for double the price. Had a few more bikes while living in Europe.
After my seagoing career I started riding all types of bikes, Honda Shadow, couple Goldwings, Kawasaki Concours and I’m on my 6th Beemer now. Riding motorcycles is a big part of my life and I could not do without…
-Make BlackRiverADV a success
-Meet many new “riding” friends
-Ride around the World