By Tayla Adams
Thanks for checking in for the second half of my interview with Chris Cass. Learn more about this motorcycle enthusiast below.
T: Do you think you’ll ever try out a different bike?
C: Absolutely yeah, I’m thinking about it in the very near future. I want to sell my ’94 BMW. I might get another BMW, a smaller one, but I’m also open to Suzuki, Yamaha, or Honda. I don’t think I’ll get a Harley, but something small. I don’t need as big of a bike, an 1100 is a big bike.
T: If you had money to burn, what bike would you purchase? What’s your dream bike?
C: I’m not a motorcycle head, so as much as I love riding motorcycles, I don’t know anything about them. I just love driving the machine. I’ve got a very good mechanic who tells me what’s wrong with it, and I never grew up around motorcycles. So, when I hear people talking using sort of the code names for bikes I just nod my head pretend I know what they’re talking about, but I don’t.
But a dream bike would be somewhere in the 650 range. If it happens to be a Honda, Suzuki, or Yamaha so be it.
T: Do you have a favorite ride you like to do in the Los Angeles area?
C: I’ve gone up the coast a couple times, Malibu, Mulholland, but I haven’t really found the canyon that I just love going up. Only because I just really haven’t had the time to do it. I still haven’t done the Los Angeles forrest.
I’ve done great roads back east that are in upstate New York. There are no names up there, just numbers. And my one big thing that I’ve done in my motorcycle life is rode the tail of the dragon, which is in Tennessee. I forget the name of the tiny town. It’s something like one hundred and thirteen curves in thirteen miles.
T: Wow, sounds epic.
C: It’s a destination for motorcycle riders all over the world. It’s right in the corner of Tennessee next to North Carolina. Deals Gap, Tennessee is the name of the little town. Bikers come from all over to do this ride. It’s a cool stretch of road.
Thanks for reading part two of my sit down with Chris Cass. If you’re interested in learning more about Tail of the Dragon here’s a photo of what it looks like on the map below.
Stay safe in these streets!