Al has been riding for about twenty years. After years of snowmobiling with guys that also had bikes, he decided to take up the sport. His first bike was a Yamaha V-Star 1100. This was a great starter bike for a big guy. He now splits his riding time between a Yamaha Stratoliner and a Kawasaki ZRX1100. Living north of Toronto, in Newmarket, allows him quick access to many of Ontario's riding areas. Al retired, after working close to thirty years in the IT industry. He is married with two grown children.