My first bike was a Honda Hawk CB400T: utilitarian design, black gas tank with orange trim…I know, sexy! When I spoke of my ride, the “Honda Hawk”, I was proud! No one in my circle of friends had a bike. Oh sure, some of them had cars, but no one but me had a motorcycle. I’ll admit that this purchase was more out of necessity and my limited budget, than anything else., but I loved this bike…my first!
My Motorcycle knowledge was limited at best. Lucky for me, it came with a manual. I remember scouring the book for terminology and maintenance advice so I could at least speak the lingo to a mechanic. There was so much to learn, but I enjoyed every minute of discovery.
I can’t count the number of experiences I had with my “Honda Hawk”: mostly good ones, some laughable. Like the one time I rode thru an intersection and my chain came off (yes, I said chain) and I leapt off the bike like a startled deer thinking I’d be hit by the car behind me: never happened, but a moment I won’t soon forget!
I held onto that Honda for about 6 years & eventually sold it for the same price I bought it for…lucky me. With memories firmly planted in my brain this was the start of my journey as a Motorcycle Rider. A few years passed before I bought my next ride, I call this my 4-wheel stage, but I knew I wanted something beefier than my previous 400 CC! Without getting into too many details, my largest ride, so far, was a Harley Davidson Street Glide touring model…SWEET!
Lucky me, over the years I’ve been a Brand Ambassador for Honda, Indian & Harley Davidson. Going forward I have lined-up to do more of the same. As a Motorcycle Enthusiast I want to bring you closer to the passion I have for this sport, in the form of Blog Posts, Videos, Social Media Interactions & Podcasts. Just yesterday I was looking over the number of organizations and events for 2019, in just Alberta alone…staggering!
If you have a love or even a fleeting interest in the Motorcycle lifestyle, I hope you make a stop here first. I encourage you to connect with me by reading my posts, subscribing to my pages and commenting at every given turn. Even after 3 decades of riding, I have so much more to learn and so many more people to meet…like you!
So, here’s the plan. Beginning with this Blog Post, I will be devoting my time to my passion of Motorcycle Riding in the form of posting pictures with stories, interviewing the movers-and-shakers of the business, writing from a personal point-of-view and providing entertaining video of my trips. Because the Motorcycle World is so vast, my attention this year will be on Alberta, Canada…not a bad starting point. As we progress together, we’ll reach out to a National Level. Take this ride with me and you won’t be disappointed.
PS If you have topics you’d like me to write about, please leave a comment (EG “My kid wants to buy a crotch-rocket, now what”)