Tell us about yourself. What made you run your motorcycle gear shop?
I am one half of OFF TRACK Motorcycles, a retail and showroom, based in Long Beach, CA. I’ve been riding for more than 20 years - all different styles. It made sense to take that experience and open a shop - one that covered everything while developing its own brand. Dealerships seemed too corporate/commercial for retail. There seemed to be no connection between the customer and shop. This has been something I’ve been personally drawn to and we wanted to share a place that has almost everything for our customers. We have a great selection of genuine motorcycle wear with great service. This is where I saw the opportunity to open OFF TRACK.
What is your favorite motorcycle you have owned?
I’ve been toying with the idea of having a supermoto for some time. Because of that, my fav bike at the moment would be my ‘19 KTM 690SMCR. It’s the perfect bike for tearing up the track, dirt, or street - all in stock form. So far, I’ve taken it twice to Buttonwillow Raceway and plan to do more track days with it. Love my Dyna too..
We heard you did a food drive for a local shelter. Can you tell us about it?
During the Holidays, it was only right we gave back. It was our turn to help the less fortunate so we helped run a Thanksgiving food and Christmas toy drive at the shop. We’ve filled 2x 40 gallon cans with donated food and a shopping cart full of toys to the Long Beach Rescue Mission Samaritan House.
For new riders taking the motorcycle safety course, we offer a discount to help them with the items they need to take the class. OFF TRACK definitely gives back.
What do you like to wear when you ride your motorcycle?
Denim is a staple - on or off the bike. It’s something we wear 90% of the time. We ride so the clothes we wear have to stand up to that lifestyle.
Who would you recommend to try KATO 4-way stretch selvedge jeans?
When it comes to riding, it can become work if your pants don’t give. There’s a reason why there’s gussets and elastic material in motorcycle wear. I believe you should be comfortable when you ride. There’s a time and place for stiff shit. If you prefer true premium denim and look for comfort, it’s the 4-ways. These pants are primo.