Hi, my name is Jeff Smith
My first adventure was when I was eleven years old. That was when my family moved to Germany for my dad to pursue his dream of becoming an opera singer. It was in Munich that I got my first motorbike. Well, at that time, a Benelli minibike was the closest I would get to a motorcycle. The Benelli was followed by a Jawa 90, a Honda 450, a BSA 650 Lightning and then switching from street to dirt, a Bultaco 360. From here is was a natural progression to start motocross riding. I joined a local motocross club, got a DMV national license, picked up a KTM 250 and started touring the German countryside as I traveled from one race to the next.
Eleven years after moving to Germany I returned to the US to live in Southern California. After several years of racing a Maico 250 at Saddleback park, commuting from Orange County to JPL on a Suzuki GS1000, meeting my future wife, Wendy, it was time to move on … to Alaska. Here we enjoyed countless outdoor trips, but with short summers and long winters the biking was put on hold. In Alaska we started a family and are blessed with a daughter and son. We now live in Spokane Washington, which offers a good blend of summer and winter activities.
The adventures continues……