I'm Jake. I got into motorcycles in 2004 when I bought my first one. It was a 2004 GSXR 1000. Within a year, I found myself racing Super Bikes around the West Coast. I met a man who I ended up becoming very close with. He had a BMW 1200 GS adventure motorcycle and rode that thing everywhere. He really enjoyed motorcycle touring and would load his bike down and take off across the United States. Seeing him do this, and not being afraid to just load up and go inspired me to do the same. For years I commuted year round on my Suzuki SV 1000 N. I would load that thing down with everything from camping gear to Harley Davidson wheels that I picked up from repair. I love my SV 1000; however, always had a desire for something bigger. I was torn between a large Sport Touring Bike or an Adventure Bike. Taking after my old friend, who has since passed away, I geared up and finally purchased a dream bike. I recently acquired a 2016 Ducati Multistrata 1200 Enduro - fully loaded. I have so many plans for me and this bike and I intend on sharing my learning, trials, and tribulations of life on the road motorcycling. Like my old friend Claud used to say... "Grab it and growl"! Let's ride!