Gary has been riding motorcycles for almost thirty years and has been actively employed in the motorcycle industry for the last twelve. After spending ten years in both service and parts departments he made the move to the European side of the business, which has lead him to working with the brands and customers he does today. Gary likes to spend his extra time relaxing in the backyard, working in the garden, or on some kind of home improvement project. He also very much enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Larry remembers as a kid closely watching his parent’s friends and older kids enjoying their dirt bikes while on camping trips. Since those early days he’s always wanted to ride and be around bikes. Once he was old enough he got his first motorcycle (a late 80’s ninja 500) and 20 years later he is still racking up the miles. In fact, he hasn’t even owned a car for three years! He rides to work every day! The wonderful southern weather that makes this so possible and enjoyable is a big part of what brought him down here from up North. Starting out in Boston, he worked his way towards the warmer weather via Philadelphia, North Carolina, and now Georgia! During this migration he has had the chance to gain experience in nearly every aspect of a motorcycle dealership including 8 years in a BMW dealership. He really enjoys European bikes, the lifestyle surrounding them, and looks forward to both street rides and track days shared with our customers!
Mark has been riding motorcycles most of his life and has had a long career in sales and the Motorcycle industry. He has experience with many brands and was previously a sales manager at a local Triumph dealership before working at Hourglass Cycles. You may have bought a bike from him at some point in the past, many of our customers have, whether it was a previous Triumph or one of the other brands he's been associated with. He is a true motorcyclist through and through. Since opening in August of 2015, we have only seen him show up in a car a handful of times, and every time with good reason. Like the rest of us, he loves everything with two wheels (and an engine) and doing business with others that share the sentiment. Make sure you meet him while your here, he will be happy to help with anything you need while here.
He's loved motorcycles since before he could remember, his grandmother calling him Michael motorcycle as a toddler. He got his first ride on a motorcycle at the age of 8, a Yamaha 350 that his dad rode on the back of to hold up when he stopped. He was immediately at home on a two wheels. He got his first motorcycle the following year, a 1974 Honda XR75, and the competitive spirit grew from there. He owned and raced dirt bikes until the age of 36 when he bought his first street bike - a Suzuki GSX 600 Katana which he tried to transform into the fastest Katana on the planet. He took to the street quickly and soon bought his first real sport bike, a GSXR750, and soon after found himself at his first track day. On the track he only knew one speed. Flat out. This led to some real racing and after 3 years, 18 podiums and 2 race wins he was quite successful, scoring a WERA championship in 2004 and runner up in a National Championship that same year. After a couple of years in the expert classes and in need of new machinery, he hung up the race leathers after accomplishing more than he ever dreamed. He has been selling motorcycles for about 12 years now and really enjoys meeting riders both new and experienced, and sharing stories that we as riders all can relate to.
"I could retire from the industry one day and know I did what I truly loved...motorcycling." - Mike
Jon, pronounced "Yahn", has been a professional in the motorcycle industry in the Atlanta area for longer than some of us have been riding. This experience makes him a huge asset to our store, if you've been around the scene in Atlanta you've most likely crossed paths at some point. Aside from being one of the nicest guys you will meet, he is a great salesperson that will focus on helping you buy a bike, not just sell you something. He has been helping BMW motorcycles find new homes for years in the Atlanta area and has learned a thing or two about the brand in the mean time. One of our owners' first motorcycle memories in Atlanta was browsing around a moto parts and service shop called "Cycle Nuts and Bolts". Jon was one of the proud owners of Cycle Nuts and Bolts from the day it opened. They hosted and organized Atlanta's first "Ride for Kids" and were a positive influence in Atlanta for years. He has a true love for all things two wheels (and three) and although he may not admit it, he is an absolute crazy man on his sidecar rig, especially off road!
Thomas is a certified BMW Master Technician. He has been riding and working on motorcycles for over 45 years, learning a thing or two along the way! A little over ten years ago he officially turned his passion into a profession and attended MMI (Motorcycle Mechanical Institute). He has been enjoying professionally working on motorcycles ever since and his earned certifications have included BMW, Triumph, Harley Davidson, Honda and Yamaha. He has also had formal training for MV Agusta, URAL, Royal Enfield, as well as Hannigan sidecars and trike conversions. He stays current with changing technology and enjoys the opportunity to make bikes perform to their ultimate efficiency. Thomas currently has a 2012 Goldwing and a 1999 Triumph. As an Army veteran, he is an active member of the American Legion and serves as an officer for both his post and at district levels. He is proud to be an American Legion rider and enjoys serving the community through his membership with the Mason’s and Shriners’.
Kevin is a true Georgia boy, born and raised. He is from Madison, GA where his passion for motorcycles was sparked by riding on the back seat of a Kawasaki KLX 125L dirt bike. Those early back-seat rides through the woods fueled what is now a full on passion for motorcycles. This led him to the decision to attend MMI (Motorcycle Mechanics Institute) where he received certification from both BMW and Kawasaki. After graduating Kevin returned to his home state of Georgia where he got a job at a local power sports store in Lilburn, GA. Four months into it he found himself talking to Blue Moon Cycles in Norcross about accepting a technician job where he has worked until the sale of the dealership to Hourglass Cycles. Kevin says he looks forward to the opportunity to continue his work with all the upscale European brands we carry and meet the customers that ride them.