T, the kids and I do everything together.
I became interested in motorcycles at an early age. I was an avid cyclist when I was young. Me and my friends would get up at the crack of dawn, get on our bikes, ride all day, and come home at dusk just in time for dinner. We would pretend to be Hells Angels or Evel Knievel and jump ramps and play Chips. We would even race around the playground and housing project for high stakes prizes and cash. All fictitious mind you, but still very competitive racing none the less. When I turned 16, I got my license, bought my brother-in-law's old 1973 Honda 400 Super Sport, and off I went. I loved every minute of it. I went through a series of different bikes. I moved up to a Honda Interceptor, a Yamaha Secca 750, and my very first new bike . . . A Virago 1100. My very last bike was a Yamaha FJ1200, my favorite bike of the bunch. After a 12year hiatus from riding, T got me a Ducati 1098 for Father's day, and re-ignited my love and passion for riding. Now I have two Ducati Sport Classic 1000's, a Honda CBR 600 race bike, and a Suzuki B King. I am going to finish the race season on my 600, then move to a Suzuki GSXR 1000. I think I'm hooked !!!T is very nervous and anxious about me riding and racing. Understandably so, it is a very dangerous hobby and sport. She is totally justified in her fears and concerns. I try to reassure her, I am taking every safety precaution I can, filling my head with knowledge about racing and my bike. I've studied with Dale Kieffer, Keith Code, and my friend and mentor Jason Pridmore. My goal is to become very good at riding and racing. I want to be competitive, but come home to my family at the end of the day. I know I am not making my living racing, so I am not out there balls to the wall. I won't race over my head, that's when you get hurt. The only downfall to being a working dad is when I have to film on location. I recently did a film in Calgary that took me away from the family for 5 weeks, and that was very hard. T and I and the kids do everything together. Everything!!! I'm spoiled. I get to work with my wife and kids everyday doing "Home Sweet Hollywood." I hope to be doing it for a very long time to come.