SCRC Loudoun VA Featured Member - December, 2011

Name:   Nathan Fisher

Nickname:   Nefty

Marital Status:  Happy go lucky

Location:  Sterling, VA

Hometown:  Rochester, NY

Children:  none

Age:  57

Occupation:  Programmer

Current motorcycle(s):  2007 Goldwing with 2010 Motor Trike conversion.

How did you hear about the SCRC and when did you join?
Joined in 9/11/11 and not sure where I heard about it.

How long have you been riding?
Off and on for 10 years.

Have you ever taken a motorcycle safety course?
Twice with MSF.

What was your first bike?
1970s Honda 350.

How many bikes have you owned?

Why do you ride?
Love the wind in my face, the freedom and views.

Have you ridden with an organized group before?

What modifications have you done to your bike?
Added chrome do dads, driving lights, had a seat customized, foot boards and heel and toe shifter.

What accessories do you want to add to your bike?
Whatever catches the eye when there is money in the bank.

What is your dream bike?
At the moment I'm on it.

What kind of riding do you like to do — straight-aways or twisties?
Wwhatever, as long as it is blacktop and back roads.

If you have a nickname, how did you get it? Tell the truth!
Just my initials and a ty stick.

What is your favorite riding route?
Off rt. 50, the back roads through hills and vales and farm country.

Do you ride your bike to work?
As often as I can.

What is the fastest you’ve ridden?

What is your favorite time of year to ride?
Fall, cool but not too cold.

Have you ever been down? If so, how were you hurt and what did you learn from the incident?
Yes, I busted my right collar bone, 2 ribs, punctured the lung, broke tipia and fibia (needed plate) while on my 1996 magna a block from home @ 15mph. SUV in front stopped and started backing up while I was leaning.

Have you ever done an "Iron Butt" ride?

If not, what is the furthest you’ve ridden?
Charlottesville, VA

What was the worst weather in which you’ve ridden?
Rain downpour, even cars were pulling over, couldn't see, lasted 1 hr.

Do you know how to work on your bike?
Some minor stuff, brakes and oil changes.

What was your most adventurous ride?
Without a license heading down a mountain in NY 65 mph when rear tire blew. Coasted to right cliff and stood up off the bike. Soles of shoes were worn down to my socks!

Is there someone who rides "two-up" with you?
Still looking.