Friday, October 31, 2014

A New Adventure Begins!!!

I am so excited!!!!  I'm starting a new adventure in life.  Yes, it is motorcycle related but not a ride this time.  I'm going to be representing BMW at the International Motorcycle Shows!

Yep, I'll be hawking BMW bikes and gear.  I have my 2015 BMW Motorrad notebook all sorted by style of bike, Enduro, Roadster, Scooter, Sport and Touring.  I've been busy reading specs and details about the variety of BMW's available for 2015.

I think I have sufficient qualifications and experience to rock this gig!



I have over 85,000 miles on my 2011 F650GS and several hundred thousand miles on motorcycles.  Heck, I rode the inaugural MERA 10n10 Rally in 2010 riding over 8,000 miles in 10 days.  I completed the 2011 Iron Butt Rally, riding to all lower 48 states in 11 days.  I've ridden the rough, dirt, mountain roads of Peru.  I conquered the Top of the World Highway, Pikes Peak, Death Valley, Three Flags Classic and numerous other adventure rides :-)  Yes, I think (hope!!)  I'm qualified.


This new gig is a far cry from being a Securities Lawyer! I've spent the last 20 years closing mergers and acquisitions, executing corporate public offerings and dealing with Securities and Exchange Commission regulations and compliance.  I'm tired of doing that.  I'm so ready to move on with a new career path and hope working at the International Motorcycle Shows will give me exposure and introductions that I can segway into yet another adventure.

I dream of riding to exotic places (and some not so exotic, lol) and sharing my rides with you through my blog.  I'm really going to make every effort to make this happen!!!!  Maybe we can call my ride adventures "Old Lady on a Bike."  Hey, I'm open to suggestions.  Come up with a catchy slogan for me :-)

Right now, I'm scheduled to work the Phoenix, AZ, Long Beach, CA, Cleveland, OH and Chicago, IL International Motorcycle Shows. Here is a link to the IMS schedule.  Please come see me if you're attending the show.  I'd love to spend some time talking motorcycles and adventures.

If you're going to Pinks on November 15, you might take a run up to Long Beach and visit with me at the IMS before getting your hotdog at midnight!

I'll update my blog next week and give you a peek of what I'll be doing.

Cheers for now,
Cletha

21 comments:

  1. congratulations on the new job
    Martin COver

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  2. Congrats!! Strange bedfellows after so much drama, but why not!!

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  3. Congrats, and best of luck in the new adventure.

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  4. Congratulations! Sounds like an exciting time.

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  5. Congratulations Cletha.....Give em hell!!

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  6. Congrats on the Opportunity - You have Earned it Girl!

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  7. Congratulations. You deserve it.

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  8. Congrats Cletha.
    Working the Dallas show?

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  9. Good for you! Second careers should be the fun ones!

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  10. Congrats!! What about Minneapolis???

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  11. ...and all it took was getting out of 1st gear! <3

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  12. Thanks all, you are so very wonderful in giving me supportive comments! I'm excited about this new opportunity and yes, getting out of first gear is good!

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  13. Congrats on landing "The Perfect Job!" I look forward to following your adventures... as always!

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  14. Congrats....No NYC or DC....well maybe Cleveland.

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  15. Congrats! You'll be a great ambassador for the brand.

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  16. See you in Phoenix! You'll be a great representative for the LD Riding Community!!!
    Oh yeah...AND the Brand!

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  17. Sounds exciting! I'll belooking forward to hearing more of yuor new adventures. I think you definitely qualify for the job. Its always good to work at a job that is also your passion. "Enjoy the Ride"!

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  18. Yeah on the excellent adventure!!
    We hope you'll remember all of us little people you met along the way! Cletha, we'll be following you and your new arena of fun.
    Can't wait until we cross paths again. When that happens, -we'll remind you of our names in case you forget. In case you have already have forgotten: RenoJohn and RenoKathy. Luv ya!

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  19. Wow, that IS exciting news, and what a career change! I am sorry we won't be able to attend any of the shows on your list, since we are so far east, but will stay tuned to see if you add any east coast shows to your list! I have the same dream to chronicle our motorcycle trips on my blog, but I think I am just going to retire and do that. :D Good luck! Lynne (aka curvyroads.info)

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  20. Thanks for all the great comments and support. You folks are the absolute best!!!!! I'm going to see if I can't do more of the shows. Right now I'm only scheduled for the ones I listed in the blog. But, I can already tell, this is going to be a hoot! Cheers!!

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