My name is Geoff Thomas and I grew up in the small town of Randle, Washington nestled between Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier. In this very rural logging community is where I developed my passion for motorcycles and ATV’s. All my friends and I had trails to get to each others’ houses and we would meet up after school and all summer and go ride on the miles and miles of logging roads and trails behind my parent’s house.
The trails and logging roads were a lot of fun but my absolute favorite place to ride was on our family vacations two to three times a year to the Oregon coast town of Florence where there were miles and miles of monster sand dunes. We made this trek every Thanksgiving, Spring Break, and third weekend in July every year for several years.
When I turned 18 I bought my first street bike and got my motorcycle endorsement. It was an ’85 Honda CB450SC Nighthawk. I started commuting on it the 62 mile commute to Powersports Northwest in Centralia Washington where I worked as an entry level motorcycle technician in the afternoons after I got out of school my Sr. year and through the following summer before I left for Motorcycle Mechanic’s Institute in Phoenix Arizona in October of 1996.
At MMI I took their Motorcycle Technician Program along with HonTec, their Honda certified training program, along with the Dynojet class where I learned how to operate Dynojet’s motorcycle dyno.
After completing MMI in August of 1997 I came back home to the Northwest and started working at Columbia River Honda Suzuki Polaris in St. Helens Oregon in February of 1998. There I worked on anything from Lawn mowers and generators to ATV’s, Snowmobiles, on up to any motorcycles even up to the Honda Goldwings.
In April of 2000 I decided I wanted to move closer to my brother and friends in the Seattle area so I packed up and moved to Renton Washington at which time I started a new position at I-90 Motorsports. I-90 Motorsports carried Honda, Yamaha, Triumph, KTM, Bombardier, SeaDoo, SkiDoo, and I worked on everything. I’d do anything from diagnosing and repairing Honda Trail 90’s to general maintenance and repair, to full engine overhauls, to installing custom accessories on Honda Goldwings, and Yamaha Road Stars.
I got out of the business in September of 2004 to pursue other interests but my passion for motorcycles has drawn me back to starting GTS Motorsports Mobile Motorcycle Repair in March of 2012.