“My next bike was a Suzuki DR350, set up as a supermotard with smaller wheels, which was perfect to drive around Paris. I bought a Suzuki GSX-R750 when I moved to Alsace, a region of France near the mountains. Because it was a sportbike, the gearing was very short for a better, more tactile response to driving on the curving mountain roads. When I moved to San Francisco I purchased a Honda CBR600F4, which I later brought with me to Boston. I sold that bike partly due to the fact that I was pulled over too many times by the police, but mainly because of the birth of my son William—we needed a second car to take him to daycare. Such are the realities of family life!