“My inspiration to ride came from all the people who told me I wouldn’t do it.
I went to a motorcycle event with a friend and told everyone I wanted my m-class license, no one believed me. So, I went and proved them all wrong and got it!
My best experience was with my pops on a trip out of town. He told me be ready at 5am, I had no idea where I was going. We headed down 15 South and continued pass the state line.
The ride was beautiful; it was the first time that I was able to experience the true meaning of the open road. I remember seeing the mountains and such gorgeous scenery – something I couldn’t experience riding around town.
We ended up in Big Bear, C.A. Sat by the lake and enjoyed the beautiful water. We saw some people having fun and tagged along. I remember my Pops said it’s okay to get our clothes wet, it will dry when we start riding lol.
A great tip my pops taught me was to do maintenance before long trips, always have tools, but most importantly keep an eye out for hazards on the road especially the side gravel going up the mountain.”
Data Gladden from Las Vegas, NV rides a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R.