Matt Brooks

I started riding on the street when I was 14 years old, I’m 45 now. I took a few years off after kids came along, but in 2019 I was able to buy a 2001 Heritage Softail that belonged to a guy that was near and dear to me. He “adopted” me as his own. The bike was concord purple & diamond ice. He named it GRIMIS. He lost his battle with cancer in 2007 and the family sold GRIMIS. I was not able to afford it then, but was able to buy if when it was for sale in 2019.

Fast forward to 2020. I wrecked on Arkansas Hwy 7 and totaled out GRIMIS. Three weeks later I bought a 2014 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited with 9350 miles on it that I named BIG PIG. That’s when the fun began.

I have a riding buddy that really likes to put down the miles. We have been on a trip to the Natchez Trace Parkway in its entirety and back home that ended up being 5 states in 4 days 1390 miles. We rode Arkansas Hwy 7 in its entirety and back home that ended up being right at 900 miles round trip. We rode all that was open of the Blue Ridge Parkway and through the Smokies that was 8 states, 8 days and just over 2500 miles. That was the most I’ve been on two wheels in one trip. Started that trip off with 592 miles before we stopped for the night. I also rode the Talimena Drive round trip that was right at 600 miles total. I’ve put 15,000 miles in 14 months on The Ultra with many more to come.

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