Two-wheel Escapes: Floridians Vacation Via Motorcycle
Executives take to the open road.
» Rick and Rita Case (68 and 56)
Rick: Chairman, CEO
Rita: Vice chairman
Rick Case Automotive Group
With 90 motorcycles, Rick and Rita Case have plenty to choose from when the spirit moves them to hit the road.
Hot fun in the summertime: "We mainly ride in the summer, covering 4,000 or
5,000 miles over a seven- or eight-day period. We go through Colorado to Wyoming, Montana, Canada and down to Idaho."
And the award goes to: "We have two custom bikes we had done around the
year 2000 — one painted with geisha girls for Rita, and mine was done with a samurai warrior — that won awards in shows during Daytona Bike Week in 2003."
» Richie Supa, 67
Founder, CEO / Super Supa Songs
"I found that riding on two wheels with the wind in your face was beyond exciting and a thrill — and I was always a thrill seeker," says musician and songwriter Richie Supa, whose oeuvre includes the Aerosmith hit "Amazing" and "Misery" for Pink's album "Missundaztood."
Making it: "I built my 1966 California Chopper — which makes it truly one of a kind — and have been building motorcycles as a hobby since I was 21."
Born to be wild: "When I was 18, we rode to Woodstock. The highways were crawling with traffic, so me and the boys decided to take our giant Harleys through the woods, over logs and through ponds. We finally got there in the middle of the night, exhausted, and we nearly slept through the whole concert. But we got there!"
» Edward H. Davis Jr., 49
Partner, Astigarraga Davis Law Firm
Attorney Ed Davis has been hooked on motorcycling since he jumped on his best friend's 350 Honda two-cylinder and took it for a spin at age 16. "He later sold it to me," Davis recalls. "I took it to college with me for my first two years on campus."
How times have changed:
"I own seven Yamaha motorcycles now — two Virago 750s, two Virago 1100s, one V-Star 650, one V-Star 950 and one V-Star 1100."
Most memorable road trip:
A Thanksgiving trip to relatives in Lake City. "I got on my little 350 Honda and started riding. I brought a light jacket, but it kept getting colder and colder. By the time I got to Lake City, I was frozen solid."