Bio - N2Deep

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Bio - I'm Rick “N2Deep” Golphin and I've been riding motorcycles for nearly three decades. However, even before I started riding, I visualized my first bike. I must have been about 11 years old. Back then, some of my cousins and friends had mini-bikes and 150 cc motorcycles. I didn't, and I was REALLY jealous! Then, my only motorcycle was a fantasy bike - a 125cc Stein Hodaka whose absence was explained away (“conveniently,”) as being kept at my Dad's house (for safety)! It wasn't until I was in my 20's, when I was a Sailor in the U.S. Coast Guard, before I bought myself a real world Motorcycle.

My first real bike was the 1977 Kawasaki KZ400... Electric/kick start, manual choke, manual fuel shut off valve... I loved my new wheels - I commuted rain or shine, day and night on that bike. I loved it, but not nearly as much as I loved my next bike... A beautiful Oakland PD Harley Davidson! Now that was a ride...I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of that team. We were GOOOD and we LOOKED GOOD TOO!! I'll tell anyone who will listen, the top three jobs in the world for me:

1. Centerfielder for the Yankees.

2. Fighter Jet Pilot

3. Motor cop!

No throwing arm and poor math skills limited me to job number three! But, being paid to ride a shiny and loud Harley was not too bad a gig!

I didn't really find the Buffalo Soldiers as much as I believe I was destined to be a Soldier. I feel like I have been on a course to become a Soldier for most of my life. I have always felt a kinship with the Buffalo Soldiers History and I found that the Motorcycle Club values are well aligned with my personal values. Family, Charity, Fellowship, Community and of course, riding Motorcycles all are important to me. I have found a club home where I can spend time with other responsible adults nationwide who share a commitment to these values.