After completing the MSF safety course, Sasha chose a ’95 Suzuki GS500 as his first bike. Despite it’s 13-year-age, it was exceedingly low mileage because it mostly sat unused, so he elected to rebuild the carburetor prior to first start. It ran like a champ, but Sasha quickly tired of labored freeway driving and bought a ’02 Triumph Spring ST. He was captivated by the BRG and little Union Jack logos, along with the torquey 955i triple, but the big bike wasn’t very nimble. So, Sasha switched to a 2000 VFR, an exceptional sport-touring bike that was fast, nimble and comfortable, although it took some effort to equip it nicely for touring. He added a ’88 Honda Hawk NT to the stable so he could ride to the NC mountains with his dad, but sold all bikes after his 2015 accident and embraced four wheels for good.