A little about myself...
My name is Dave. I'm a 40-something year old native of Johnston County, having grown up near Clayton NC. I've worked for several pharmaceutical companies since 1980, including Merck and Company, Granutec, Bristol-Meyers, and Glaxo-SmithKline. I began my pharmaceutical career as a Startup Technician for new facilities and have moved up through the ranks of Electronics Technician, Instrument Technician, Maintenance Supervisor, Engineering Technician, Associate Equipment Engineer, Equipment Engineer, and finally Senior Equipment Engineer. I was involved in the development of emerging technologies for application on the plant floor, with automation being one of my primary responsibilities.
My first occupational love is radio. I hold one of the old First Class Radiotelephone licenses. Due to changes within the FCC licensing program, it is now called a General Radiotelephone (GROL). In my younger days, I worked in several 2-way shops, owned a 2-way business, and owned a business repairing R/C equipment for hobbiests. I also hold an Extra-Class Amateur Radio License (Ham Radio), and have been licensed since 1974.
I started riding motorcycles when I was in my early teens, and finally on the highway when I got my driver's license. I've always enjoyed building/hacking on bikes, and most always played in the 'underdog's position' by building/hacking/riding Metric and Brittish motorcycles...as opposed to riding the mainstream bikes, which were Harleys in my area. Over the years I've built a lot of modifications and trick parts for bikes. In 1998, a friend and I started Scootworks, a motorcycle accessory company specifically for metric motorcycles. We started the company with one single product of our own design, and it has grown from there. We began to hire like-minded people to help us with sales and shipping, while we were still holding down our full-time jobs, elsewhere. In the fall of 2003, I left my engineering position with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and threw myself into Scootworks on a full-time basis. Today (as of this writing on 12/20/04), Scootworks has a portfolio of about 100 products of our own, as well as thousands of motorcycle accessories manufactured by other companies in stock in our Zebulon NC store. I'm now working harder, and more hours, than ever before...but loving (most) every minute of it! :-)
My hobbies include building and flying R/C model aircraft, several facets of ham radio, customizing and riding my Vulcan motorcycle, customizing Debbie's Vulcan motorcycle, and dabbling in computers.
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Tweek's Vulcan 800 Classic Vulcan 800 Tour Pack Air horns Oil Change Info Old Rear Pics Progressive Springs Swing Arm Maintenance Riser installation Adjusting the Rear Shock Valve Clearance Check Modified Classic pipes American Eagle Mudflap Belt Drive Shortening a Windshield Road King Classic Saddlebags Chrome Oil Filter Passenger Backrest T-Bag Driver's Backrest Auxillary Stop Lamps Shifter Mod VROC Patches Tank Bib Luggage Rack Kuryakyn IsoGrips Longhorn Brake Pedal Headlight Visor Cobra Boulevard Fatty Bar Cobra Boulevard Classic Slashcuts Aux. Passenger Pegs Mustang Wide Nostalgic Cobra Light Bar Remote Carb adjustment Chrome Side Covers Afterburner removal Kuryakyn Choke Knob Centerstand bike lift Moxy's Lowers License Frame Fendertips VistaCruise Throttle Lock Helmet Lock 1500 Classic Turnsignal Mod Misc Pics Master Cylinder Cover Starter Cover Dynatech 2000 Passenger and Rider Footpegs Radiator Cover Tombstone Tail Light Headlight Adjustment Windshield Rejetting Tool Pouch Rear Shock Windshield Pouch Adjusting the Rear Brake
Stuff about LoRidr's Bike
LoRidr's Bike Belt Drive Awards/Trophies V-Twin Magazine Article Insider Magazine Article Motorcycle Cruiser Article The Vulcan Classic Handlebar Risers Cobra Boulevard Slashcuts Vance and Hines Cruisers Lowering the Front Lowering the Rear Custom-built Corbin Gunfighter Lowered! Cobra Boulevard Bar Chrome Oil Filter Headlight Visor Fringe Riding my LoRidr Lay-down License Mirage Shifter Peg Handlebar Grips Windshield Bag Brake Caliper Cover Inferno Mirrors Inspection Plate Radiator Cover Steering Head Covers Gas Cap Cover Front Axle Covers Frame Accents Fender Tips Intake System Tail Light, Visor, and Inferno Lens Toolbox Cover Rectifier Cover Speedo and Nacelle Front Signal Visors Swingarm Covers Floor Boards Passenger Peg/Mount Removal Mustang Tank Bib Vista Cruise Windshield Rear Signal Lights Longhorn Brake Pedal Scootworks Brake Pedal Sneak-pics of the LoRidr Construction New Wheels 1500 Classic Handlebars Floorboard Bootguard Custom VTX Headlight Kuryakyn Lightbar Chrome Fuel Valve and Cover Plate Chrome Lower Fork Legs Chrome Fork Bullets/Axle Covers Chrome Front Brake Reservoir Cover Chrome Switch Control Heads
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