SCRC Loudoun VA Featured Member - March, 2010

Name:   Richard Keefer

Nickname:   Krazy Keefer

Marital Status:  Blissfully Married

Location:  Herndon

Hometown:  West Unity, Ohio

Children:  Sonya (13), Patrick (10)

Age:  45 (46 on the 12th of March)

Occupation:  Senior Solutions Architect

Current motorcycle(s):  2003 Suzuki 1500LC

How did you hear about the SCRC and when did you join?
Jules(Sept 2009)

How long have you been riding?
Since 1981

Have you ever taken a motorcycle safety course?

What was your first bike?
Yamaha 200 (twincycle)

How many bikes have you owned?

Why do you ride?

Have you ridden with an organized group before?
Not formally.

What modifications have you done to your bike?
Paint, handlebars, headlight, muffler, corbin seat with gel added and recovered, sound system, saddlebags, horn, turn signals, rear fender modification for cleaner look, sissy bar.

What accessories do you want to add to your bike?
Trailer Hitch, different sissy bar.

What is your dream bike?
Got it.

What kind of riding do you like to do — straight-aways or twisties?

If you have a nickname, how did you get it? Tell the truth!
Well anyone who knows me knows that I do things a little differently...

What is your favorite riding route?
Anywhere outside of the city...

Do you ride your bike to work?
About 8 months of the year.

What is the fastest you’ve ridden?
110 mph.

What is your favorite time of year to ride?

Have you ever been down? If so, how were you hurt and what did you learn from the incident?
Twice: Stay off of the beltway when it is raining light and traffic isn’t moving… Bike slid out from under me on a cantered road at 10 mph… Be careful pulling out of unknown parking lots at dusk with the sun in your eyes… The pothole dumped me at about 20 mph…

Have you ever done an "Iron Butt" ride?
Not officially...Someone going soon maybe I’ll come along...

If not, what is the furthest you’ve ridden?
1100 miles in two days.

What was the worst weather in which you’ve ridden?
40f and raining.

Do you know how to work on your bike?
A little.

What is your favorite road song?
Ride On.

What was your most adventurous ride?
Riding in 40f and rain from Herndon to Cleveland Oh…

What rallies or events do you like to attend?
Myrtle Beach Spring, Thunder Alley, and anything else I can get away for.

Is there someone who rides "two-up" with you?
Chris rides with me if we are going out to party at night but the back seat is usually open for any of the ladies. We have a couple of friends who have been frequent passengers in the past.

Off the cuff from...Krazy Keefer
Let’s Ride!