Like most riders, I started riding on a mini dirt bike as a young teenager. It was a pull start Briggs and Stratton without gears, as I recall. I dropped that thing in the dirt numerous times. I guess habits are hard to break, as I still drop my GSA from time to time. Ha! Jump forward 30 years, my first motorcycle was a 2006, BMW, K1200 LT. I traded that for a 2013, R1200 RT. Then in 2020, I sold it to buy my current 2015, R1200 GSA. Since my wife wanted to ride with me, she forced me to buy a 2016 K 1600 GTLE. I sure am glad she decided to become a pillion. That GTLE is a great bike! I join the club in July 2020, while on a summer solstice ride heading for ice cream in Palm Springs. From the very beginning, there was so much enjoyment riding along side this great a bunch of like-minded riders! Becoming club member was an easy decision, and doing so has lead me to miles of miles of fun, laughter, camaraderie, and adventure! I have traveled countless roads (both on and off-road), and rode through landscapes that I would never have imagined if it wasn’t for joining the South Coaster’s. It has definitely been a highlighted chapter in my life! I look forward to leading rides and taking advantage of some new destinations this year with the club. Let’s have some fun!