I have been riding motorcycles from the age of 13. From the time I started riding to the opening of my motorcycle dealership in 1970 I have owned many different bikes. I rode a Sears moped , Cushman motor scoter, Triumph 650 dirt bike ,BMW, Triumph 650 Thunderbird, HD Sportster, Norton Commando, 2″ HD Sportster. I opened my motorcycle dealership in 1970 and have been in this same location since then. I have competed in Trials, Hare Scrambles, MotoCross , many cross country races including Blackwater 100 taking first in my class on a Rokon, Hungry Creek 100, Little Burr, Baby Burr and many National Enduro’s . I was ranked as an ‘A” Enduro Rider. Road Racing: I road raced a Kaw 1000 for Lester Tire & Wheel Team 24 hour Endurance. We won 2 national endurance championships racing WERA. We were undefeated in those 2 years and then the 3rd year in the 23″I hour our engine dropped a valve. We would have been the only team to win overall at Nelson Ledges for 3 years in a row. I have raced at Daytona 2 times once in the singles class on a 250 (Bultesa) . This is a Bultaco TSS frame and Montesa 250VR engine. I still have the bike. I raced a Kaw 1000 in a couple sprint races in Daytona. Just to let you know some of my riding back ground. Not bragging , at all. Just letting you know I do have experience. I also rode the Colorado 500 thirteen times . I am super proud and seriously humble to say I won the Dave Mungenast Award my last year of riding the Colorado 500 . I have done many dual sport fun events over the last 15 years. 2014 I rode with Don Emde and about 22 other riders on the Historic Finding Cannon Baker Ride. We retraced Erwin Bakers ride in 1914 one hundred years later to the day to the minute. 2015 I am riding the TransAmerica Trail with Ted Bailey, Dave Bambeck, Troy Schultz & Dan Kazmir. KTM offers Service Classes each year. KTM Dealers who are Orange Certified are required to attend these classes once every three years . I attend every year because I always learn something new. Our Riders depend on me to service their KTM Bikes. I take this very seriously. Of all the KTM Dealers in the USA we have the lowest warranty/service claims of any dealer. I attribute this to the fact that I spend 8-10 hours prepping out each KTM before it leaves our shop & my yearly attendance at the KTM Service Schools.
Also, when a Rider picks up his KTM from our shop I spend one -two hours with him going over every facet of the KTM. My wife, Candy joined me in 1975. She has worked beside me in our business every day for over 40 years. People tell us they could never handle being with their spouse 24/7. For us it has worked in every sense. We are a two man operation. We got married to be together. We work well as a team. I think we compliment one another. Candy handles the parts counter sales and all the KTM bike sales. She is responsible for our advertising and promotions. Over our 40 plus years together I know I can count on Candy 100%.