Type of Bike: 2008 Harley Davidson FLHT (Eltra Glide Standard)
Occupation: Sr. Mechanical Designer UTC Carrier
Favorite Ride: A trip that included Sturgis, Bear Tooth Pass, Yellowstone Park, this trip also included Deals Gap (The Dragon) on the way home.
My long distance riding didn’t really get started until the fall of 2005. You see I’ve been riding on the street for about 40 years and for one reason or another just never got around to it. But after a terrible motorcycle accident in the fall of 2004 and 9 months of physical therapy I said to myself no more excuses. Since the fall of 2005 I’ve qualified for numerous rides for both the long distance riders and the Iron Butt Association. It’s been the best time of my life. I’ve traveled through every state in the lower 48 except North Dakota, and all but 3 Canadian Provinces. Along the way I managed to get too all 4 corners of the US and to places I probably would have never visited in a car and to do it on a motorcycle really made it special. Places like Yellowstone Park were we saw Old Faithful, rode on Bear Tooth Pass, Route 66, The Grand Canyon, and Sturgis. I rode the Blue Ridge for about 400 miles and a quick run on the Dragon (Deals Gap). These are just a few of the places and roads I have traveled to and with a little luck I hope many more are on the horizon.
Future Rides: In the future I hope to visit Alaska and those last 3 Canadian Provinces along with another trip to California.
Interesting Facts: Interesting Fact: I’ve been awarded 10 patents while working for Carrier over the past 19 years. I am life member of HOG, a member of Syracuse HOG for 10 years, a member of the Iron Butt Association and a member of the Long Distance Riders