- Nickname: “AJ”
- Riding Since: 2007
- Current Bike: 2004 Honda CBR600 F4i
- Previous Bikes: 02 Kawasaki Ninja 250, 77 Honda CB550F, 86 Honda Nighthawk 700S, 94 Yamaha FZR600
- Riding Style: Everyday commuting (no ice), getting a little squidly some weekends on the backroads. Looking to do some track days next season.
- Most Asked Question: It’s more of a statement, but definitely “my new helmet is too tight.”
I grew up riding BMX and went through a few interesting vehicle phrases in my teens (mad tyte JDM Hondas and Mini Trucks). I always liked building and chopping stuff up, and I am a sucker for craigslist diamond-in-the-rough deals. I bought a Ninja 250 when I was 18 because motorcycle parking was always convenient and ample on my college campus. After a minor in-town crash or two wearing jeans and a t-shirt, I realized the importance of wearing proper gear and total on-bike awareness. I like riding because it is always challenging in some way, and there is always something to learn and improve.