Cover Bike Owners

Rich Aubrey Jr. & His 2008 Big Bear Chopper Sled Pro-Street

September 27, 2015
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Our October 2015 cover bike is owned by Rich Aubrey Jr. from St. Joseph, Missouri. We had the opportunity to gather more information about Rich and his 2008 Big Bear Chopper Sled Pro-Street, and we also gathered more information from this month’s cover model Anna

CC: Rich, what is your occupation?
Rich: I’m the Safety Coordinator for a plastics manufacturer.

CC: Do you have hobbies other than motorcycling?
Rich: Yes, I also enjoy hunting, sports, and anything outdoors.

CC: Why do you ride? 
Rich: Just to get outside and away from everything.

CC: How long have you been riding? 
Rich: Most of my life on dirt bikes, and about three years on this thing.

CC: What was your first bike? 
Rich: My first bike was a Honda Mini Trail 50.

CC: How many bikes have you owned? 
Rich: I’ve owned four total.

CC: How many bikes do you currently own? 
Rich: I currently have two. This thing and a 2015 Harley-Davidson Road King.

CC: What do you like most about your Road Glide?
Rich: It’s a little different than most standard street bikes, and riding it every day.

CC: What is your dream bike? 
Rich: This one for now, but I like them all. I never get tired of seeing different types of bikes.

CC: What is your most memorable riding experience? 
Rich: Running our little tristate trip through Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska, and riding with the group from Peterman’s Shamrock out of St. Joe.

CC: What is your least memorable riding experience? 
Rich: Hitting a opossum with the front tire while in a turn on this thing on January 7, 2015. As you can tell, it still hurts, and the opossum lived to see another day, which makes it worse.

CC: To which motorcycle clubs and organizations do you belong?
Rich: I’m a member of the Jesse James Chapter of ABATE.

CC: Which motorcycle rallies & events have you attended, which is your favorite?
Rich: ABATE at Lake Perry and several charity rides. Two of my favorites are Ride 4 Ryan and Bikers for Babies in St. Joe.

CC: Do you have a favorite bike night hangout?
Rich: Yes, Peterman’s Shamrock in St. Joe. There’s a big group of awesome folks there, and everyone is welcome regardless of their ride.

CC: Do you prefer riding in a group or by yourself?
Rich: I like both. It depends on my mood at the time.

CC: Who are some of your closest riding buddies?
Rich: The group out of Peterman’s Shamrock, which are too many to list.

CC: Thanks for the interview Rich, and thank you for letting us shoot your bike for this month’s cover.

Interview by Mike Schweder

Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography

Published in Cover Bike Owners