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#112 Dennis Peterson

Granite Bay, CA

1929 Harley-Davidson JD

I was born in Southern California where I lived with my parents, native Swedes, and my older sister.
When in eighth grade my family moved to Stockton, CA where I finished high school. It was great to be
out of LA and in the “country”! I attended UC Davis where I met my wife Gayle. We married and the
next day moved to West Virginia where I attended dental school at WVU. I got involved in motorcycles
a number of years later when two of our sons had an interest and I thought they should have the
opportunity to learn safely. We enrolled in a four day course to learn good technique, instruction, and
respect for the sport. This father-son bonding time, to my surprise, got me hooked. I now ride mostly
open road around the Western US. Since I also have an interest and collection of old cars, I decided to
give old motorcycles a try. And here I am!