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Meet the dream team here at Training Wheels!

Name:  Steve Brown

Current motorcycles:  2008 BMW R1200GS

 

Favorite place to ride:  Riding Acadia National Park gives you so many great roads and sights.

 

Most memorable bike trip:   In 2014 I completed an Iron Butt Association Bun Burner 1500 ride. I started in Wareham, MA and didn't take off my gear until 24 hours 25 minutes later after riding 1520 miles just east of Memphis, TN. The four-day return ride was just as memorable riding on roads such as the Tail of the Dragon, Blue Ridge Parkway and Route 151 in Ashville, NC.

 

Riding since:  1974

 

First motorcycle:  First street bike is a Yamaha RD-250

 

Certified MSF Instructor since 2009

Name:  Christopher Castro

 

Current motorcycles:  2005 BMW 1150R, 1973 Honda CB 350, 1976 Kawasaki KZ900, 1977 Honda CB400F

 

Favorite place to ride:  The back roads of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Upstate New York... A little Sun... and no set time that we have to be back home.

 

Most memorable bike trip:  Vintage Motorcycle Days July 2012....including 5 laps around the Mid-Ohio sports car course on the Cb 400, (Wide Open!)

 

Riding since:   1975

 

First motorcycle:  1971 Yamaha 250

 

Certified MSF Instructor since 2012

Name:  Stan Cotreau

 

Current motorcycles:   2009 Suzuki Boulevard, 2009 Triumph Bonneville / velorex sidecar rig

 

Favorite place to ride:  Really like to ride Route 119 from Acton MA into New Hampshire, then around the
Monadnock area

 

Most memorable bike trip:  My ride to Laconia in 2004. I hadn't been riding long and barely knew the person I rode with. I wound up having a blast.

 

Riding since:  2003

 

First motorcycle:  Kawasaki Vulcan 750

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:  2008

Name:  Patty DeLuca

 

Current motorcycles:  BMW K75 S

 

Favorite place to ride:   At work, to work, all back roads

 

Most memorable bike trip:  California coast Rt. 1N

 

Riding since:   1971

 

First motorcycle:   Minibike

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:   1998

Name:  Doc D'Errico

 

Current motorcycles:  1983 Yamaha Virago, 2003 Harley Ultra Classic, 2009 Harley CVO Ultra

 

Favorite place to ride:   Anything long-distance, but I love the Kanc and the Mount Washington Auto Road

 

Most memorable bike trip:  Harley "Ride Home" to Milwaukee

 

Riding since:   1979

 

First motorcycle:   Honda KZ250

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2008

Name:   Dawn Hayes

 

Current motorcycles:   2001 Honda Shadow Sabre 1100cc

 

Favorite place to ride:   Lobster rolls on the cape!

 

Most memorable bike trip:   Blue Ridge Mountains/ Skyline Drive

 

Riding since:   1999

 

First motorcycle:   Honda Rebel 250cc

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2002

Name:   Brian Lanza

 

Current motorcycles:   2014 Triumph Daytona 675R, 2006 Suzuki SV650s, 1993 Honda CR125R

 

Favorite place to ride:   Twisties in Vermont

 

Most memorable bike trip:   Track day at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

 

Riding since:   1994

 

First motorcycle:   1980 Yamaha MX80

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2015

Name:   Jim Lawson

 

Current motorcycles:   BMW R1200 GS, Moto Guzzi Griso, Kawasaki Versys

 

Favorite place to ride:   Route 100 in Vermont is great!

 

Most memorable bike trip:   This past year (2011) myself and 6 other riders took a weeks trip to the Gaspe Peninsula. I was expecting that it would be a road ride, but once up there the group decided to try a dirt road to a town called Murdochville. First, we couldn't find the road- then when we asked for directions, a local couple warned us that the road wasn't doable. When we finally did get in, the road was more like an ATV trail. After riding most of that day, over some really gnarly terrain, we came to a big washout which lead to a bridge that had been washed away. Roping the bikes down the bank was the only way forward that we could see. The group assembled to try to figure out what to do as the rain began to fall. After seeing no other vehicle all day, we heard an engine- and up the washout came a quad. We knew very little French and he knew very little English but he told us that he had a camp nearby and would we want to stay there? He led us to his place and then went and got us water, then left us. It was a fantastic night in the middle of the Canadian woods--- The ride out the next day was another story...

 

Riding since:   1975

 

First motorcycle:   Kawasaki KS125

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2011

Name:   Steven Mauk

 

Current motorcycles:   2009 BMW F800GS, 2002 R1150gsa, Honda 305 super hawk, Bimota SB8r, BMW R50/2, BMW R60/2, BMW R100RS, Yamaha 250 TY, 350 Bultaco, Honda 175 cc CL, Yamaha YG1 80cc, several scooters 50cc
to 200cc

 

Favorite place to ride:   Country and dirt roads in Southern Vermont and Western MA

 

Most memorable bike trip:   Honeymoon in Italy

 

Riding since:   1963

 

First motorcycle:   Homemade mini bike

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2016

Name:   John McDaniel

 

Current motorcycle:   2016 BMW R1200GS

 

Favorite place to ride:   I like riding all of the local routes, often randomly heading out and seeing what I connect with and where I end up. As an experienced rider once told me, "Never return home by the same route that you took, and don't be afraid to get lost."

 

Most memorable bike trip:   I rode to Lake Sacandaga in upstate NY a few years back for a family vacation, and did a lot of riding in the Adirondacks that week; the views were absolutely beautiful. I hope to have a better response to this question in the next couple of years, as I am really thinking hard about doing a cross-country trip to California and back.

 

Riding since:   2008

 

First motorcycle:   Harley Davidson Sportster

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2017

Name:   Henry Mros III

 

Current motorcycles:   2015 BMW R 1200 GS

 

Favorite place to ride:   Mohawk Trail & surrounding areas

 

Most memorable bike trip:   On July 4th, 2015 I was traveling across the very scenic Adirondack Mountains in northeastern New York when a powerful thunderstorm broke apart revealing a fantastic sunset. That same evening as I was riding through Lake Placid, Lake George, and Saratoga Springs there were firework displays all around. Once the fireworks subsided, a surprisingly large and orange moon rose behind the high-rises of Albany. It was the perfect ending to a 1,200 mile/ 24hr trip.

 

Riding since:   Mother's Day 2014

 

First motorcycle:   2014 BMW G 650

 

Certified MSF Instructor since 2016

Name:  Steve Brown

Current motorcycles:  2008 BMW R1200GS

 

Favorite place to ride:  Riding Acadia National Park gives you so many great roads and sights.

 

Most memorable bike trip:   In 2014 I completed an Iron Butt Association Bun Burner 1500 ride. I started in Wareham, MA and didn't take off my gear until 24 hours 25 minutes later after riding 1520 miles just east of Memphis, TN. The four-day return ride was just as memorable riding on roads such as the Tail of the Dragon, Blue Ridge Parkway and Route 151 in Ashville, NC.

 

Riding since:  1974

 

First motorcycle:  First street bike is a Yamaha RD-250

 

Certified MSF Instructor since 2009

Name:   Missy Benoit Parfumorse

 

Current motorcycles:   1984 Honda Goldwing

 

Favorite place to ride:   Route 100 Vermont, anything along the shore from Massachusetts to Nova Scotia. Pacific Coast Highway in California is outstanding and Lake George New York.

 

Most memorable bike trip:   I have 2 "the Princess tour" through Blue Ridge Parkway and West Virginia with another group last year.

 

Riding since:   1994

 

First motorcycle:   450 Honda Nighthawk

 

Certified MSF Instructor since July 2013

Name:   Mark Powers

 

 

Current motorcycles:   1998 Triumph Tiger 900

 

Favorite place to ride:   Crawford Notch (302) and the Kancamagus Hwy. Mohawk Trail run on Rt. 2 is great for a day trip! Rt. 113 on the North side of Winnipesaukee is great fun, also.

 

Most memorable bike trip:   2003 / 2004 Blue Ridge Mountains with my Bro' and the ensuing TOTD run, both ways. Incredible vistas and a beautiful area to camp and ride! Iron Butt is next...

 

Riding since:   1978

 

First motorcycle:   Suzuki PE 185

 

Certified MSF Instructor since 2004

Name:   Gary Smith

 

Current motorcycles:   2007 BMW K1200GT, 2014 Triumph tiger 800 XC

 

Favorite place to ride:   Anywhere I can ride with my son, Rt. 100 and Rt. 17 in Vermont, the Adirondacks, Rt. 1A in Maine, anywhere I can find twisties.

 

Most memorable bike trip:   Trip with my son, Steve, through Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, riding the Cabot Trail and camping on the edge of a cliff at the northernmost tip of the island.

Riding the twisty canyon roads near Sedona, Arizona, and Rt. 89A through the ghost town of Jerome.

 

Riding since:   2004

 

First motorcycle:   Rode dirt bikes as a kid, many years later...Suzuki Intruder 800

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2006

Name:   Corey Steinman

 

Current motorcycles:   2010 Shadow Phantom

 

Favorite place to ride:   TSkiline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park

 

Most memorable bike trip:   Haven't gone on many, most long rides in the country on weekends, but the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia was wonderful

 

Riding since:   2003

 

First motorcycle:   1986 Honda Rebel

 

Certified MSF Instructor since April 2011

Name:   Dorothy Walsh

 

Current motorcycles:   2014 BMW F800GT

 

Favorite place to ride:   New Hampshire White Mountains especially since they are so close to home and possess amazing beautiful views

 

Most memorable bike trip:   Prince Edward Island with friends

 

Riding since:   1995

 

First motorcycle:   Honda Ascot 500

 

Certified MSF Instructor since August 2010

Name:   Christine Weaver

 

Current motorcycles:   2006 H-D Softail and 2012 H-D XL1200X Forty-Eight

 

Favorite place to ride:   Living in Berkshire County, there are so many beautiful places to ride, but I also enjoy twisty-turny roads in Vermont.

 

Most memorable bike trip:   I can't mention just one! Probably one of my most memorable bike trips would be Storming the Statehouse with the MMA, and the Mother's for Daughters' weekend in West Dover, VT. I highly recommend them both!

 

Riding since:   Rode trail bikes growing up, but got my motorcycle license in 2007

 

First motorcycle:   Suzuki Intruder

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2012

Name:  Joshua Bumpus

 

Current motorcycles:  2003 Honda VTX 1800, 1986 Honda GL1200 Aspencade, 1981 Suzuki GS1100

 

Favorite place to ride:  All the great Backroads in Massachusetts, Route 105

 

Most memorable bike trip:  2010 went up to Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in NY with some riding buddies. Awesome airshow, all backroads there and back.

 

Riding since:   2001

 

First motorcycle:  Suzuki GS850

 

Certified MSF Instructor since 2011

Name:  Bill Cheetham

 

Current motorcycles:   2014 Indian Chief Vintage, 2004 BMW R1150GS, and 2012 BMW K1600GTL

 

Favorite place to ride:   All the great Backroads in Massachusetts, Route 105

 

Most memorable bike trip:  Memorial Day Weekend, 2005. Rode to New York City to watch my youngest daughter perform with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

 

Riding since:  1979

 

First motorcycle:  1972 Honda CB750K

 

Certified MSF Instructor since  2005

Name:  Steven Cryer

 

Current motorcycles:   08 Dyna Fat Bob

 

Favorite place to ride:  Any place near the ocean, preferably White Horse Beach

 

Most memorable bike trip:  last ride out was my favorite

 

Riding since:  2012

 

First motorcycle:  Honda shadow vt1100

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:  2017

Name:  Paul DeRoche

 

Current motorcycles:  2015 Honda CB500X

 

Favorite place to ride:   White Mountains in New Hampshire

 

Most memorable bike trip:  Trip to Acadia with my wife.

 

Riding since:   2004

 

First motorcycle:   Honda Shadow 750

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2012

Name:  Dan Furness

 

 

Current motorcycles:   2013 Harley Davidson Road Glide Custom

 

Favorite place to ride:   The Lakes Region of New Hampshire

 

Most memorable bike trip:   I had been riding for about 3 months and a couple of friends of mine wanted to ride to Lake George via the Mohawk Trail on Rt. 2. This would be my first real "bike trip" and I was very excited about the ride. When we left our houses it was raining, but that was OK because the weathermen said the skies would clear, and it's not like they're ever wrong. Right? Well, it rained the entire way to Lake George. The next week I bought a quality rain suit.

 

Riding since:   1988

 

First motorcycle:   Suzuki GS 750

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2004

Name:   Jim Kelley

 

Current motorcycle:   HD Electra Glide Classic

 

Favorite place to ride:   Vermont roads like Route 100, Route 2, and Route 17

 

Most memorable bike trip:   West Virginia/Maryland/Pennsylvania border area. Amazing scenery, great country roads.

 

Riding since:   1984

 

First motorcycle:   Harley FLHP, Honda 350

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2012

Name:   Marcelo Lautert

 

Current motorcycles:   Yamaha R1, Suzuki GSXR600, Honda Grom

 

Favorite place to ride:   Racetrack

 

Most memorable bike trip:   Race weekend July 2013 (First race win)

 

Riding since:   2006

 

First motorcycle:   Suzuki Katana

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2015

Name:   Rick Lynch

 

Current motorcycles:   2005 Suzuki Boulevard C50

 

Favorite place to ride:   Newport RI along Ocean side Drive water front

 

Most memorable bike trip:   Riding New Englands dirt trails with my kids when they were young.

 

Riding since:   1983

 

First motorcycle:   Honda 175 Enduro with the old school metal fuel tank

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2017

Name:   Eric Martin

Current motorcycles:   2005 Heritage Softail, crf70, crf150, crf250x, Ninja 1000

 

Favorite place to ride:   White and Adirondack mountains

 

Most memorable bike trip:   My first motorcycle camping trip. 5 days. The only plan we had was to ride north. Each night we found a place to camp and each morning we watched the sun rise while cruising down the road.

 

Riding since:   1999

 

First motorcycle:   Honda Nighthawk 650.

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2016

Name:   Jeff McCormack

 

Current motorcycle:   2015 HD Ultra Limited and a 2005 HD Soft Tail Deluxe

 

Favorite place to ride:   Newport RI and down by Point Judith RI or any place near the ocean.

 

Most memorable bike trip:   Riding back from Biketoberfest in Daytona in October of 2013.

 

Riding since:   2000

 

First motorcycle:   1982 Yamaha Seca 650

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2017

Name:   Hermes Miranda

 

Current motorcycles:   2007 Aprilia RSV 1000 Bol'Dor

 

Favorite place to ride:   Anywhere there is a paved road

 

Most memorable bike trip:   Riding the mountains around Lake George

 

Riding since:   1996

 

First motorcycle:   1995 Casal Duals/1995 Aprilia SR50

 

Certified MSF Instructor since 2017

Name:   Dick Moore

Current motorcycles:   2000 Ducati Monster 750 and 1999 BMW R1100GS

 

Favorite place to ride:   any secondary roads away from traffic

 

Most memorable bike trip:   Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia (ferry trip up and then ride back through New Brunswick)

 

Riding since:   1972

 

First motorcycle:   Honda CL350 street scrambler. I have owned 4 Hondas and 6 BMWs.

 

Certified MSF Instructor since 1999

Name:  Steve Brown

Current motorcycles:  2008 BMW R1200GS

 

Favorite place to ride:  Riding Acadia National Park gives you so many great roads and sights.

 

Most memorable bike trip:   In 2014 I completed an Iron Butt Association Bun Burner 1500 ride. I started in Wareham, MA and didn't take off my gear until 24 hours 25 minutes later after riding 1520 miles just east of Memphis, TN. The four-day return ride was just as memorable riding on roads such as the Tail of the Dragon, Blue Ridge Parkway and Route 151 in Ashville, NC.

 

Riding since:  1974

 

First motorcycle:  First street bike is a Yamaha RD-250

 

Certified MSF Instructor since 2009

Name:   Brendan O'Donnell

 

Current motorcycles:   1995 Suzuki RF600R

 

Favorite place to ride:   Rt 6A on Cape Cod

 

Most memorable bike trip:   Big Nick Ride 2015 over 2,500 bikes showed up in support it felt great to be a part of such a worthy cause and I met some great people along the way.

 

Riding since:   1990

 

First motorcycle:   Yamaha 80 cc three wheeler

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2016

Name:   Colin Piper

 

Current motorcycles:   Indian Chieftain

 

Favorite place to ride:   North Shore coastline

 

Most memorable bike trip:   The next one!!

 

Riding since:   2015

 

First motorcycle:   Harley Sportster 1200

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2017

Name:   Rob Round

 

Current motorcycles:   2014 Triumph Daytona 675, 2008 Triumph Sprint ST, and 2009 Kawasaki Versys 650 (n+1?)

 

Favorite place to ride:   I love to get out for an hour around Concord, Carlisle whenever I can.

 

Most memorable bike trip:   In 2016 I rode a 7-week, 11,000+ mile cross country trip from Boston to the West Coast, up into BC, Canada and then back. It was a dream camping/riding trip.

 

Riding since:   Rode a little when I was younger but recently re-entered the sport back in 2014.

 

First motorcycle:   Honda CBR 250R

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2017

Name:  Kevin Smith

 

 

Current motorcycles:  Suzuki Boulevard

 

Favorite place to ride:  Mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont

 

Most memorable bike trip:  There are several contenders, with one of the best being a ride from Ohio to Florida a while back, but the best recent trip was through the Berkshires, upstate New York, Thousand Islands, into Canada, meeting up with long-time Canadian friends and then continuing up through Northern Ontario on empty roads through the wilderness.

 

Riding since:  1971

 

First motorcycle:  Triumph Trophy 500

 

Certified MSF Instructor since 2010

Name:   Jeff Thorpe

 

Current motorcycles:   1994 CB1000F Honda and 1986 ATC350X Honda

 

Favorite place to ride:   New Hampshire

 

Most memorable bike trip:   First time to Laconia

 

Riding since:   1977

 

First motorcycle:   Early 1970's 2 stroke MR-50 Honda 3 speed with clutch.

 

Certified MSF Instructor since 2003

Name:   Geoff Way

 

Current motorcycles:   1999 Honda Goldwing SE

 

Favorite place to ride:   waterfront, hills, curves, etc.

 

Most memorable bike trip:   So far, that would be viewing fall colors with my wife onboard: Cape Cod to Cape Cod via Leonard Zakim Bridge, Lake Winnipesaukee, Kancamagus, Franconia Notch, St. Johnsbury, Montpelier, Rte. 100, Killington, (we took the ski lift to the top for the view) Molly Stark Trail, Mohawk Trail, & 495 (One day, 750+ miles).

 

Riding since:   1978

 

First motorcycle:   1972 Honda XL 125

 

Certified MSF Instructor since 1998

Name:   Glenn Wilcox

 

Current motorcycles:   2005 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Classic

 

Favorite place to ride:   The back roads of Cape Cod

 

Most memorable bike trip:   My annual road trip with friends through New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.

 

Riding since:   1975

 

First motorcycle:   Honda XL-250

 

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2012