I bought my first motorcycle, a ‘72 350 Honda, in 1972. I rode it home without ever having driven a motorcyle before and decided maybe I should get my neighbor to teach me to ride! My first BMW was a ’79 R100RT I bought around 1981. I still had that bike when I moved from Ohio to Alabama in 1984.

My next BMW was a 1997 K1100LT that I bought new. After that, I was hooked…I bought my next Beemer in 1999. I triked that bike, a K1200LT, at 50,000 miles and loved it. It was one of the first BMWs triked at Hannigan’s Motorsports.

In 2013 I test drove a K1600GTL trike at Hannigan’s and liked the improvements so I sold my old trike, bought a two-wheeler and triked it with only 7 miles on it… I never even drove it as a two-wheeler.

I enjoy riding around town and riding long distances too. I enjoy going to various rallys including the Chicken Rally which I first attended in 1997; I’ve been attending ever since. However, I only joined BMWMOAL in 2013…I don’t know what took me so long!

You will usually see me running around the meetings, rides and rallies with a camera around my neck.