National Leaders

Steve "Ringadingh" Dzuryk
VBA #27

VBA Canada National Leader and Moderator
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Steve is no stranger around motorcycles, he’s been riding since he was 14, and has had a wide variety of bikes over the years. He raced motocross for a couple years in the early 70’s, drag raced cars for a few years, and then raced snowmobiles professionally until 1985. He then served as Technical Director for a snowmobile drag racing organization up until a few years ago. Steve is a good communicator. And he has a good head on his shoulders. That's why Steve is the Canadian National leader. He lives in Newmarket, Ontario with his wife and two kids, and works for the regional school board there. Steve also knows how to talk "Vulcan". He owns a beautiful 2002, red and black Nomad with all the accessories. Steve will be involved in the planning of future rally's and activities in the Canada region.

James "madcow" Hitchins
VBA #893

VBA Australia National Leader and Moderator
Echuca/Moama, Victoria, Australia

Madcow hails from Moama, Australia...perched on the mighty Murray River. James rides a 1998 (99) green 1500 Nomad nicknamed The Mistress, which is quite a rarity on that side of the world. The old girl has done over 80,000 ks and is still going strong.

Madcow is also into old Fords, which he has a few taking up his driveway. James is 35, married and has 4 kids to take up some of his riding time. If anyone is traveling in Australia area, feel free to look him up...he'll make sure you are made welcome. 

Moderators

Cliff "VulcanE" Evans
VBA #320

VBA Staff Member and Moderator
Cartersville, Georgia

Cliff is a true southern gentleman. He was born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachians in NW Georgia and has been riding most of his life. He learned how to ride in the mid '70s on a Kawasaki KZ400. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and loves taking long trips on the bike with his wife. He has worked as a tool and die maker since 1986, and in 1994 received his degree in machine tool technology. Cliff is now a tooling engineer. He enjoys his job, and is still amazed at what the CNC machines can do. He has had the privilege of working with the same company since 1986. Cliff enjoys turning wrenches, especially on his 2005 Vulcan 1600 Nomad. He has made many modifications over the years including adding a fairing and trunk, which he painted himself.

Tim "Mas Tequila" McKim
VBA #936

VBA U.S. National Leader and Moderator

Boca Raton, Florida

Tim is now a south Florida resident and has been a construction management professional for over 30 years. Tim's first motorized bike was a 50cc Puch over 35 years ago. Pictured is Tim's 03' Nomad, 'Rocky". So named because like the creature of the night it was built by a mad man for his own pleasure. While living in NC Tim was continually organizing bike getaways to the mountains or the beach. As a child Tim was always taking things apart to see how they worked. Nothing has changed, there is not one piece of his Nomad that has not been apart. Recently he disassembled the Nomad and painted the tins. This led to the remaining bike being cosmetically restored to look as good as the body parts. He has had several different engines and combinations of engines in this Nomad. The original 1500, an 03' 1600, a hybrid of the 1500 and 1600 which he was told wouldn't work, but it did, and now another massaged 1500. If you have a real mechanical question you can call him anytime and get an answer, as long as he's not out riding. Which in south Florida could be anytime. Current projects are an 07' Vulcan 500 and a 95' A model as well as his 4WD Mountaineer.

Jim "JD Hog" Diebolt
VBA #2625

VBA Staff Member and Moderator
Placerville, California


Jim started his love for motorcycles before he left high school. His first bike was a Yamaha Enduro 125. He rode that around the Mojave Desert area when his parents lived in California City. After graduating high school he got married and switched to a Yamaha 175 dirt bike that was not street legal. In his early 30's he got into the off road side car racing.

He was the "monkey" on a Yamaha 360 side hack. After a minor accident while doing this he retired 100% from motorcycles because he had children that need their dad to be there. In 2001 Jim and his wife went head first back into bikes. He purchased a Harley Ultra Classic and kept that for seven years. In 2008 he replaced the '01 with an '08 Ultra Classic. In 2010 because of hard times the Harley was sold to help pay for bills. After moving to Northern California in 2013 and retiring he was able to buy a used 2005 Kawasaki Nomad, rode it for 15 months and then purchased his current 2015 Kawasaki Voyager. Living in Placerville is the greatest area for year around bike riding along with an early retirement. He will put many miles on the Voyager in the years to come.