What kind of bike do you ride?
I ride a 2006 Honda Shadow Aero. I bought this bike because it was affordable, and easy for me to ride. Besides it only cost ten bucks to fill the tank!
What do you do for a living?
I am a warehouse manager for the LA Unified School District. I live in Compton, so the commute is mostly highway.
How old were you when you started riding?
I was 40 when I got my first bike. I have had it for only six months! I have always looked at motorcycling and said to myself, "that looks like fun," but I just never did it until recently.
What got you into riding motorcycles?
I bought the bike as a cheap and fun way to commute to work. Now it seems like I am trying to find any reason to go for a ride. I enjoy getting out there, and riding my bike!
What is your favorite part of motorcycle riding?
I really like the speed, and the freedom. In a car you have a seatbelt, and a windshield. On my bike it is just the road and me!
Do you own any other motorcycles?
No, this is my only bike. There were some cool bikes at the motorcycle show. I really liked the Victory Vision that I saw in Long Beach, that bike looks really comfortable! I like to get out on the highway, and go, so that looks like a good bike for me.
If you could ride anywhere in the country, where would you go?
I would like to ride up the coast, like on Pacific Coast Highway. I really want to take my wife on a ride to San Francisco, and ride over the Golden Gate Bridge. Then tour the city a little. It just looks like a cool place to ride!
Do you have any other family members that ride?
My Brother in law Raymond rides. He has a custom chopper. He kind of got me into the sport, and because he has a bike, just made me want to get a bike even more. It would be cool to have a chopper, but I like my bike for what I use it for.
What other Cobra Products do you have on your bike?
I have Cobra Highway Bars, and Saddle Bag Supports. I want to get a lot more, it just takes time, my bike is work in progress.
And now you have Cobra pipes!
Yeah, thanks to you guys I have a new set of Cobra Pipes! I can't wait to get them on! My bike is really going to sound good now, and I can't wait to see what it does for the bikes performance.
What pipes did you get?
I got the Cobra Power Pro 2-into-1 exhaust. I like the way it looks, and it has a lifetime warranty on it! I like that.
How about a more fun question; If you could ride with anybody famous, who would it be?
I would want to ride with Keanu Reeves. He seems like a really down to earth guy, and it would be cool to get on our bikes and ride the coast or something.
Thanks Lester, and Enjoy the new pipes.