Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Little Bit About Matt...

I figured it would be a good idea for both of us to write a little bio for you to get to know us better:

I've been into motorcycles as far back as I can remember.  Just about every member of my family rides.  It's in my blood I guess.

In college, my uncle Roy introduced me to travel by motorcycle. After that, I was hooked.  It was cheap, fun, and adventurous. What else could I ask for?  After college, I started work as an engineer in the aerospace industry.  I burnt out quickly, but my once- or twice-yearly motorcycle trips helped keep me sane.  Nothing is better for clearing your mind than an open road and no plans.  
The whirlwind of events that happened next changed my life forever:  I fell in love with a girl who also rode motorcycles, got married, left my career in aerospace, and got a job in the motorcycle industry.  I've never been happier. We make it a point to go on at least one ride a year.  We've explored most of the Western Unites States and Canada in the last 3 or 4 years.  I ride a 2006 BMW R1200GS and Brayde rides a 2007 BMW F650GS. They're perfectly matched bikes for traveling together.  

I have tons of pictures of my trips, both solo and with Brayde, but have never really written any of my stories before.  In May of 2012, I was selected by Cycle World Magazine to work on their "CW Roadtrip" project where riders were picked from different parts of the country to ride to Miller Motorsports Park in Utah for the World Superbike Races and document their journey through photos and writing.  You can see the CWRoadtrip blog by clicking HERE. This experience helped push me to start writing more about my trips, and thus inspired me to start this blog.  

I'm excited to have everyone along for the ride.

- Matt

1 comment:

  1. Matt
    There is no doubt that your future adventures will be great. There is also no doubt that your early days when your rain gear was trash bags, your panniers were safeway bags, and your entire cookware set was an old fry pan will be some of your most cherished. If anyone ever tries to "top" one of your stories, you just ask them if they have ever slept in a teepee or eaten an entire box of moon pies for dinner.