Of At the Risers
Describe yourself in three words.
Mediocre, dirty, pizza.
Three things you love.
New socks, cryptozoology, the B-52s.
Three things you hate.
Spiders, spicy food, Sex and the City.
Why the motorcycle industry?
I’m just a guy tinkering in his garage … “Industry” implies that I make money off this, which I clearly don’t.
What is the future of the motorcycle industry?
Choppers go the way of the dodo, everybody buys a Dyna with a fairing, and I sell everything I own and buy a mini-van.
What is your greatest achievement?
My daughter says I’m a good dad so I’ll go with that.
What are your biggest regrets?
Buying a welder and an angle-grinder years ago which in turn forced me to feel I need to do everything myself from there on out.
Who inspires you?
All the guys who have built amazing bikes in they’re own garages … past and present.
What was your first bike?
1967 BSA chopper.
What is your all-time favorite bike?
That’s a tough one to answer so I’ll just say my Panhead, which is in no way better than any other bike out there, it’s just that I built it for me the way I wanted it to look and the way I wanted it to feel.
What are you currently building?
In between little things here and there for customers, I’d like to finally start on my Panshovel that I’ve been ignoring for years.
Any last words?
Thanks to my wife for letting me play pretend chopper guy all the time.
I’m just a guy tinkering in his garage … “Industry” implies that I make money off this, which I clearly don’t.”
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