I’ve been riding dirt bikes since I was 6 or 7. My first ATV was a brand new Honda—a big, red 3-wheeler back in 1984. It was an ATC200ES with reverse. That was the Cadillac of the Honda in those days. I graduated to four wheels when I hit my late teens and haven’t looked back. ATVing feeds my passion for being out in the woods and seeing the things that you can’t see otherwise.
In the past, I’d run into Dave Baker (Nation Valley ATV) a couple of times at outdoor shows. We’d discussed the benefits of my becoming an OFATV member. I was tired of trying to find a place to ride. I got thinking that maybe other people might have the same problem as I was having. So, I put an ad in the local newspaper to have a general meeting to see if there were others that shared my thoughts.