A few years later, Chris changed careers from automobile and motorcycle servicing to the aerospace industry where he became a research and development engineering technician and shop foreman. His 10 years of research and development experiences in aerospace further expanded his knowledge of state of the art welding, machining, fabrication, and composite manufacturing engineering.
Chris’ passion for motorcycle riding evolved into off-road enduro riding and exploring the beautiful Colorado and Utah countryside. He noticed that while riding different trails under diverse road conditions that there was a vibrational shaking which became worse at higher speeds. After researching the problem, he realized the shaking was due to the heavy weight of the rim locks located within the wheels. Further heightening the problem was the different rotation speeds of the wheels due to the different diameter of the front and back wheels. He also realized there were other negative effects including the simple physics of rotational power loss, increased cornering instability at higher speeds and rider fatigue.