Brief motorcycling history:
Grew up on Long Island, New York, but didn't discover motorcycles until my dad was transferred to California in '73. Moved back to NY a year later, saved money from my paper route to buy a used '75 Honda CR125 Elsinore, started racing motocross and never stopped. Bought a new Kawasaki GPz305 after college in '83, took the California Superbike School, moved back to California in '84, took the CSS Advanced class, started roadracing, landed a job at Cycle News in '88 and have been on permanent vacation ever since. I've raced everything from vintage motocross to AMA supermoto and roadrace nationals, on everything from an AJS 7R to a Yamaha GTS1000, and have won dozens of races and a few championships, most admittedly on overdog bikes against underdog competition.