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Second Act Careers: The Biker

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I was a former public official. I ran the Marine Corps Marathon when I was 50, I was a chef at night, a school teacher, a therapist, a city manager. I like working 24 hours a day. I love the interaction.

I'm a full time biker. I'm helplessly addicted to riding. 2010, I was on my way to a job and I got broadsided by a cell phone user in a car. In an instant, my entire world changed. I lost everything financially and ironically, I was financially in great shape, better than most had it not been for this,

Had I not done the financial planning that I did prior to losing my leg I would have been even worse off. I decided if I've got to work till I die, it's got to be doing what I love. I love cooking, I love people, I love motorcycles, so I opened the Biker Bar.

Rolling Thunder Road house. Yeah? You coming?

It is just a matter of accepting the new normal. I'm still as aggressive physically as I was before. I just have to do it differently. I think more than being amputee, it's any of us who live with adversity. It's not about getting knocked down, it's about getting up and prevailing,

I have to consciously make every minute count. I have to be extremely aware that my plans, I need to make them happen. I can't wait till tomorrow. I can't wait till next year. I need to make it happen.

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