Hey y'all, my name is Brad. I live in upstate New York state and have ridden bikes most of my life from my first mini bike at 6 to my beautiful '08 gsxr 750 black and orange edition. I grew up in the country and rode dirt bikes and three wheelers most of my childhood. I got my first ( kinda) road bike at age 15 which was a kdx250. It spent most of its time in fields and trails on my way to work and school. I moved to west Tennessee after graduating and got my first real sport bike, a mid ninetys model katana 600. I wrecked that trying to get away from a tornado and spent most the years between then and now on older bikes, quads and dual sports. I have a few children and a beautiful lady in my life and we are a pretty active family year round. I have worked at the same ski resort here for 12 years and my fiancee and two of my children also work there in different parts of the facility. I am super stoked to put some miles on my newest bike and I look forward to growing with the knowledge I can gain from my motorcycle brethren and sisters here. Thanks in advance for your information and acceptance of my input.