Hatchet

Co-Organizer

Road Captain

Location:

Manassas, VA
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Member since:

April 9, 2011

How long have you been riding motorcycles? (years, estimated cumulative miles to date)

Started riding as a young teen in the mid 70's on a Honda 70. Fun with my Kawasaki Enduro 175 took me into my mid 20's, and since then it's been street bikes.

What kind of bike do you ride? (make, model, cc)

Previous street bikes; 1984 Yamaha 400 Special (traded a drum set for it), 2001 Yamaha Road Star (bought it new as college graduation gift to myself), Now I thoroughly enjoy my 2001 Royal Star Tour Deluxe, 1300 cc, V-4

Please describe your group riding experience. (# group rides/years riding with groups/group riding roles you have filled)

Exciting! I started riding in groups in 2001. Most groups were poorly organized, bordering on dangerous. I took what I learned from other groups and started leading my own rides with an emphasis on safety and discipline within the group. I found that riders not only felt safer, but enjoyed group riding more because they weren't so stressed. Soon I was being asked to lead rides by others. I joined my first STAR chapter in Florida 2004, my second in Woodbridge, VA 2006, and now I am a founding charter member of STAR Chapter 474, Manassas, July 2009. I was asked by the interim president to lead the second ride of this newly formed chapter, and at our lunch stop just half way through my ride, I was asked to be the chapter's Ride Captain. I proudly accepted, and have honored that position ever since.

Introduction

I'm Hatchet & I love to ride. Joined STAR Touring & Riding in 2001. Charter Member & Ride Captain since 2009. Rolling Thunder VIP Escort since 2012. Last riding course: Ultimate Bike Bonding Rider Course, MSF 2014. Tip: Keep learning, keep safe.

What Hatchet is saying about this Meetup Group

We pride ourselves in getting better all the time. Hatchet RC & Former VP


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