Tanya is our newest addition to the team, she's a local Buford resident and keeps all the business and accounting in order after the sale. She doesn't ride herself but enjoys riding with her husband, who has ridden most of his life.
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.
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.
Amanda McKee - Business Manager / Apparel and Accessories Mgr
Amanda has come to Georgia all the way from Pennsylvania and definitely fills her life with all things motorcycles. She has owned and ridden a number of different bikes, from an S1000RR to adventure bikes and smaller dirt bikes. She enjoys riding with her husband, who is also in the motorcycle industry and really into dirt bikes. If you are buying or have bought a bike from us you have most likely met her, and if you need any gear or helmets fit, she is who you need to see. She has professional training in both gear and Helmet fitting and can help you get into the gear that actually works for you.
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
Corey Pinson - Sales
Corey is a man of many talents, now residing in the sales department. He has been a technician for years and still carries the qualification of Triumph full certified tech. His mechanical background and experience helps a lot in sales and his technical knowledge is well above the average salesperson out there. When he's not riding (or selling) bikes his other love is playing music.
David Williams - Service Advisor
David is a local guy that has been in the motorcycle industry for many years now. If you have been around motorcycles and riding in the North Georgia area for a while, chances are you have met him. He is also a lifetime rider and has clocked countless miles from the seat of a motorcycle. For a while we didn't think he owned a car, he's ALWAYS riding his bike and has a nice scenic ride to and from work.
Trisha Dickerson - Parts Advisor
Trisha is one of the newer members of our team, and brings parts experience from the automotive world. We like to think she likes this side of things better, motorcycle riders are generally happier folk! She is your go-to for any parts needs you may have and helps service get your bike maintenance done quickly by getting the parts needed. Trisha doesn't ride herself, but enjoys riding on the back with her husband and is interested in learning how to ride herself. Give us time and we'll convert her! Her and her husband are also big fans of classic Chevy trucks and have owned some nice square-body chevys.
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.
Phil Porritt - Technician
Phil is another one that has been around the Motorcycle industry for quite some time now. We joke that Phil has forgotten more about motorcycles than the rest of us will ever learn. He has been professionally wrenching on bikes since before some of us here at the shop were born and has done everything from factory maintenance to building and setting up race bikes and engines. Any tech that has multiple stethascopes in his box is usually qualified and is likely to have come up the old-school way with lots of real world experience.