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Richard Giddish

This column is to honor the State Directors whose drive and personality improves the quality of life of their state MSTA members.

This month STAReview Magazine features Richard Giddish, East Tennessee State Director.

richard_giddishSRM: Tell me about your first bike? What motorcycle do you ride to events now?

Richard: My first motorcycle was a leftover 1971 Yamaha JT1 60cc Mini Enduro that I bought when I was 11 in 1972 after saving up the money by cutting lawns. I did not own it a year before my dad was already ‘hoping it up’ by milling the head, boring the carb, cutting back the rotary valve, replacing the air filter and modifying the exhaust to get me more horsepower. I currently ride a 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere to Road based MSTA events and a 2008 Suzuki DR650SE to Dual Sport based MSTA events.

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