Current Leadership

VBA President

Dave "BudMan" Jesse

VBA #1108

VBA President

Greenwood, Arkansas


Dave lives in western Arkansas between the Ozark and Ouachita mountains.

His nickname comes from spending over twenty five years in the beer business.

He got back into riding in 2005, and after riding a smaller bike for a year he knew it was time for a change.

He decided on the 2006 green and silver Nomad he now owns.

Dave's wife and riding partner Crystal rides a 2005 Kawasaki trike.

Together they have enjoyed rides that last several weeks, but also enjoy day rides in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

VBA Vice President

Amin "Rasta" Bakri

VBA #1867

VBA Vice-President

Ankeny, Iowa


Amin is an Auto Tech for the municipality that he lives in. That's how he pays his bills and is able to put gas in his motorcycle so he can go ride. He has been tinkering with any mechanical toy since he was a kid. This tinkering has not stopped over the years and can be noted on the 2004 Nomad that he rides now. In the four years he has had the Nomad he has logged almost 60,000 miles.

No, he is not retired even thought he has been accused of it, because of the time he spends on the road on two wheels!

He has been told by his wife that he doesn’t know any strangers, just friends he hasn’t met yet.