Nacho Vaz

Uncle Nacho

Full Name - Nacho

AKA Nacho

Motorcycle - 1974 Honda CL 360 Scrambler

Aka - El Lobo Solitario 

Birthdate - 4/18/79

Instagram - @nachodudeski

How long have you been riding motorcycles - At this point probably a grand total of 10 riding days.

When did you get your motorcycle license - I'm still waiting for my paperwork to arrive in the mail. I passed my riding test on May 10th, 2015 at the Academy of Motorcycle Operation in Pasadena, CA. 

Other Gear on the trip - Vans sneaks, Volcom t-shirts, Von Zipper shades and goggles, Biltwell helmet with green glitter, Bridgedale socks, leather jacket, gloves, jeans, camera, camping gear, my camo wallet that i've had since i was 16 years old, a skateboard and I'm bringing with me a lot of high fives. 

Hometown - Branchburg, New Jersey

Where Do You Live - Mammoth Lakes, CA 

What made you decide to go on this trip- This all started last year in June when four of us went to lunch together. At first, this whole idea started out as a joke on mopeds making fun of me because I like vintage Vespa's. It then grew into going across the country on motorcylces. The moment I was definitely not backing out was when it was decided that we would do it as a fundraiser for Marlowe and her family. At that point I was completely committed. Even if I had to do it alone! Then our group grew to who we have on the trip today and amazingly, everyone stayed committed. The main topic of conversation during the winter was how to raise awareness for Marlowe's condition via crossing the country on our 1970's Honda motorcycles. I would have done it alone but adventures are more exciting with FRIENDS. 

What are you most looking forward to on this trip - As always on a road trip, I look forward to what awaits ahead and what's around every corner. Looking forward to riding motorcycles with great friends, and most importantly, doing it for Marlowe and bringing awareness about her condition. 

Likes - Having fun, laughing, road trips, hiking, taking photos, picking for antiques, and ice cream. 

Dislikes- Traffic while on a motorcycle (I haven't experienced that yet, but I can tell already that I will not like it), negativity, complainers, and cucumbers. Oh yeah, and watermelon. It looks so delicious but I can't stand watermelon.  

What do you think will be the most challenging part - Considering that none of us have ever been on a motorcycle in a group with other cars around, i think  the first couple of days when we're getting use to our motorcycles and learning how to ride in a group. But after that, it's smooth riding all the way to the West Coast.

Challenge - $20 each

Challenge - Topher not to gamble in Las Vegas

                    Ryan to sneak onto the X-Games course

                    Rob hug every Monster girl at the X-Games

                    Michael not to  drink a single Red Bull during the entire trip

                    Benny to wear daisy dukes for the entire day with the pockets coming out the    bottom while in Nashville, TN

                    Matt to be the first M.O.R.E rider to do a wheelie

                    Ben go up to a big burly dude with cowboy boots in Texas and tell him his (Ben's) belt buckle is not as cool as his 

Parting thoughts - Some people might call it dangerous, as some of us only have 10 actual days being on a motorcycle. However, I have no doubt it will be a comical and memorable trip to help Marlowe and her family navigate the obstacles they are facing.   Follow our journey, keep posting comments and keep spreading the love for Marlowe. The more hearts we can touch, the better chance Marlowe has to find her voice, walk on her own and find her feet to dance. Hopefully our trip reminds people to experience something new, get out and do something that you've always been wanting to do, and raise funds for Marlowe!