I’m originally from Illinois, grew up on bicycles, not motorcycles and spent a lot of time on two wheels as a young kid, though none of it racing.
At 18, I had a motorcycle accident that threatened not only my career in the Marine Corps, but my ability to walk. Much thanks to the doctors who put humpty dumpty back together. I eventually recovered to nearly 100% and this accident however, didn’t sway my love for bikes. I bought a cruiser several years later and immediately started scraping hard parts. Years later I bought a sportbike and did a few track days. Then my boss bought an XR650L. At the time I was living in Tijuana and the thought of having a dualsport for the roads down there was enticing, so I found one too. Over the next few years, the change from a stock XR650L to what it is today, has been a labor of love. Of motorcycles and learning and building.
I live in Tijuana for the past 9 years, though I’m currently stationed north of Reno just now and speak nearly fluent Spanish. I can’t wait to get home. I’ve had the pleasure of chasing for a handful of teams for Score races including Mark Vanscourt, Joe Bolton and Phil Walker, and Team Ghetto for the MX1K 2012.
To date, I’ve only participated in rides, but my first Rally, the Reno Rally 2013, was a blast. I fell, got hurt, got lost, broke parts and got passed by everyone and was out day two because of my tower failure.
Thanks to Rally Navigator for making roadbooks an easy creation and putting the ability to ride local routes in our hands. This tool is a revolutionary tool for Rally Racing. Thanks to CycleWizard, Steve Schroeder, Renazco Seats.