Our two Riders of the Week are: Dave Moore and John Roberts
Dave is a young 52 and lives in Kendall Co. outside of Boerne. He is an electrical engineer in the Applied Physics Div., specializing in antennas and radio systems. In 72, he paid $125 for his first bike, a Honda 100, at college and didn't tell his his parents for a year. Dave worked his way up to two larger and equally inexpensive commuter bikes before graduating, a Suzuki 250T 2-stroke twin followed by a Honda CL-360 twin 4-stroke enduro.
Dave's first job took him to Arizona where he did a lot of off-road mountain trail riding with co-workers at Motorola. During this time he had two Yamaha 250 enduros. Kids and career interrupted things for awhile until 93 when he bought an old 900CC Yamaha Virago cruiser. But it just wasn't comfortable, and the tank range too small, so in 98 Dave got a 96 BMW R1100RT sport tour and began a long distance riding career. Trips were made to New York, New England, Chicago, Michigan, Albuquerque, and Phoenix. Short jaunts to the Gulf, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico have been made. After three years, the RT was traded for an 01 BMW K1200LT touring machine. On the LT, Dave completed the Iron Butt Saddle Sore 1000 in 02 and a Bun Burner 1500 in 04. He also completed MSF Experienced Rider Course in 02. He is active on the international bmwtl.net list, and does all his own maintenance on the LT. Dave loves riding Hill Country twisties and tries to get to Big Bend once a year. Other hobbies include DIY and remodeling, stained Glass and ham radio.
John is 36 yrs old and lives in San Antonio. He is a Senior Research Engineer working in Div. 09. John bought his first bike, a 82 Yamaha Vision water-cooled 550 v-twin multivalve, while in college to use for transportation and for fun. Other previous bikes are a Honda CBR 600 F2, road racing track bike, and a Suzuki DRZ-400S, dual-sport,. John has two bike right now. A 97 ZX-9R which is his current street bike and a race-prepared Suzuki SV-650 which he is currently racing in the Central Motorcycle Road racing Association (CMRA). When he can, he rides the hill country on the twisties with the Texas Sport Bike Association. He is also a certified day track junkie, having been to at least a dozen by now at Texas World Speedway which is his favorite track, Texas Motorsports Ranch, and Barber Motorsport Park. He has taken several racing/riding schools including the Jason Pridmore STAR school. John also like doing all of his own maintenance, modifications and repairs.