Bio of the Chartman
 
History:
I started racing 3.5 HP mini-bikes in the early 70's, then moved up to small motorcycles (400-650cc) in the late 70's & early 80's.  After riding about 20,000 miles, I stopped riding for 25 years as we raised our two children.  Started riding again at 49 years old in April of 2007 when my son came home with a Kaw Ninja 250!  I purchase a new Yamaha V-Star 650, which was similar to the last bike I owned.  But after just two months and 3,000 miles I realized I wanted something bigger.  So I sold my 650 to my son and graduated to a used VTX 1300 in May '07. After 7 months & 10,000 miles, "sold" it for what I had in it and bought a new 2007 Honda VTX 1300 R. On 3/20/2010 I had 25,000 miles on it.  It's was an awesome ride! 

Unfortunately I could not get the seats comfortable enough for both me and my wife, so I put it up for sale and purchased a 2010 HD Electra Glide Classic so we could take our 8,000-mile, 21-state trip in June-July 2010.  Since purchasing the Harley in April in 2010 we have ridden in every state but Hawaii, and visited 38 National Parks.  After placing an order for a 2014 Electra Glide Ultra Classic, I sold my 2010 Classic on 11/16/13 with 56,800 miles on it.  Picked up my new Ultra in December 2014.  Rode it until 9/15 and traded it in for a 2015 CVO Limited.
 
Nickname:
I got my nickname from some co-workers.  My job requires me to make endless charts and graphs to monitor our customers performance.  So I am a very big Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint user.  I also make all of the maps for our club trips, the primary reason I am the club's defacto Road Captain.  Thank God for Google Maps!
 
Motorcycle Associations:
ABATE  - American Bikers Aimed Towards Education   member since 2/24/08 
AMA      - American Motorcyclist Association                 member # 1075651 since 1/12/09
HOG     - Harley Owners Group                                     member # US4055253 since 4/2010
IBA        - Iron Butt Association                                       member # 34016 since 1/7/09
MSF      - Motorcycle Safety Foundation                        member # S243673 since 6/22/08
 
Iron Butt Rides: Certifications
      1st  = SaddleSore 1000/24 - Oct 2008 - w/Xtreme
      2nd = BunBurrner 1500/36 - Oct 2008 - w/Xtreme
      3rd  = SaddleSore 1000/24 - Nov 2010 - w/Roy & Money
      4th  = Lake Huron 1000/24 - Jun 2014 - w/Roy
      5th  = National Park 25/50  - Sep 2015 - Aug 2016 - w/Roy
 
Mileage: 197,016 Total Miles

  42,665 = 2015 Harley Davidson CVO Limited                      (04/01/2018)

  39,411 = 2014 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic (09/30/2015)

         60 = Rental in Alaska on our "Into the Wild" Tour          (07/04/2010)

  56,800 = 2010 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Classic         (11/16/2013)

         80 = 2010 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Classic         (test drive)

139,016 = Harley Davidson Miles


25,000 = 2007 Honda VTX 1300R

10,000 = 2005 Honda VTX 1300R (used)

  3,000 = 2007 Yamaha V-Star 650

20,000 = 70's-80's

58,000 = non-Harley Miles

 
Top Sites Visited: (see State-Stats for details)
   49 - States (7/2010-7/2012, need Hawaii)
   45 - National Parks
 150 - National Monuments/Memorials
   82 - National Forests/Grasslands
   42 - Other National Sites
   59 - State Parks
 150 - National Highways/Byways/All-American Roads