Naty Zamora about Duane

Our family first met Duane in Fort Bidwell where we were herding sheep.� We had recently left Mexico in the hunt for a better life.� Our daughter Aurora was 6 weeks old when Duane ran into us.� He started our family�s social life.� Before we knew it, we were invited to the Sunday BBQ gatherings of the local community.

We have kept in touch with Duane for over 30+ years and have always remained very good friends. We have visited each other many times.� This summer, Duane is visiting us with a 12-year old student from the Czech Republic.

Duane has always been very encouraging of our family members� successes; our 3�children have Master’s Degrees.

Irina Walker

Hello, my name is Irina Walker, I�m from Russia and I moved to the US for a job decades ago.� Duane has shown his generous personality and true friendship through a variety of ways and ultimately, has changed my life as it relates to motorcycles.

I am a very adventurous and independent woman and started riding motorcycles and going to different rallies upon arriving to the US.� I met Duane at the 49er’s Rally more than 10 years ago and we instantly became friends.� Duane had a BMW motorcycle dealership in Marin and he and his then-wife, Linda, traveled extensively in Russia, so we had a lot in common.� We enjoyed talking about motorcycles and Russia.� Duane and Linda invited me to their home and gave me a tour. This is where I first saw a motorcycle in the living room — and I loved it!� Also at their house I met a wonderful student from the Czech Republic, Veronika.� She was delighted to have this wonderful experience of living and studying in the US.

Duane also helped my then-boyfriend, Ricardo, who had a small business.� His business was famous for the ergonomic design of the handlebars for BMW motorcycles.� Duane shared his tips with Ricardo to optimize Google search to bring his company first and changed the outlook of his business, essentially changing his life, too!

A decade later Duane continues to help me.� I know that if I need any advise on anything about motorcycles, Duane is the go-to person!� He always helps me to get the best expert advice.� Recently, I decided to buy a new motorcycle.� Duane introduced me to his long-time friend, Rod, and we all three researched and found just the right motorcycle for me.� Thank you, Duane!!