In 1999, I moved to Winston-Salem, NC, from Austria with my family. Of course this was a big change at first: new language, different food, interesting customs, and different way of life. Never would I have guessed what my new home would have in store for me and what endless possibilities lay ahead.
Since both my parents were avid motorcyclists, it was only natural for me to catch the “two-wheel bug” as well, and I found myself outside of the local DMV with a hot-off-the-press motorcycle license only days after my 16th birthday. With a smile on my face I thought: “Let the journey begin.”
After countless hours on the road riding with my parents, and many more discussing riding techniques with my dad over dinner, I quickly soaked up motorcycle knowledge and experience. Looking back at it now, I’m very fortunate to have had such great teachers, and I feel they definitely made me a safer and more confident rider.
A little more than a year after we moved to North Carolina, my dad decided to combine his passion for motorcycles with his work experience in photography and advertising/marketing. The result was a high-quality national motorcycle touring publication that you may know as RoadRUNNER. Everyone in the family—Christian, Christa, Florian, and I—has worked together since the magazine’s inception to make it what it is today. With my affinity for technology, I’m now making my mark at RoadRUNNER by ensuring the website serves as a helpful supplement to the magazine.
If you want to spot me on the road, look out for a Granny Smith apple green Triumph Speed Triple or a black Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 in the Northern New Jersey area.