I have been paying the bills by planning & building scenery since 1969, or about as long as I have been riding motorcycles. My current position is Professor of Theatre & Dance Emeritus at Cal State Fullerton, I am retired and teaching part time for one more year. I am happily married to Barbara for 42+ years and thankful that she and our 3 children support my motorcycle habit & my participation in the LRLR rides. This is the 14th ride for me and might be the last one. I think I am still the oldest LRLR rider on 2 wheels, even older than Loren. First Bike was a 1969 Yamaha 305, 2 cycle, sounded awful, but was really quick.
I am a technical director . I've been working in the industry for 35 years. Owned a rigging company. I've managed symphonic concert venues and opera tours all over the world . I live currently in Toulouse south of France and I ride a BMW 1250R .
One day in 2008, as I was looking for a job in Socal where I was trying to set up my family, I passed the door of San Diego State University technical director's office. I met Loren Schreiber and we became instantaneously close friends and gig partners. In 2013, Loren introduced me to the LRLR. My first experience of riding with the group was awesome. I discovered the immensity of the United States on my way back with Loren from Cleveland to the West coast :). I have participated in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 rides.
Because it's the 20th anniversary and I have a close connection with the San Diego area . Because mon ami Loren is the ride marshall and did, as always, precious arrangements for me, and because my son Aurélien will be riding with us, I am very happy to be in this one!
I am an AI engineer working in robotics for a Drone manufacturer in Toulouse, France. I started riding on a Suzuki GS 500, which was a great lightweight and very nimble bike. I then moved on to a Suzuki 1200 Bandit before owning the Honda CB650R that I ride today. I had the opportunity to live a couple of years in San Diego when I was younger with my parents and sister. I will be joining my father on the LRLR 2023 ride, and I'm thrilled to ride with the group this year!
First time LRLR participant, Pete "Watchman" Nyberg will be supporting the riders while on four wheels. No stranger to 2 wheels, the "Watchman" will be looking out making sure your ride goes smoothly. A lover of good food, good adventure and great rides! A San Francisco Bay Area native, and a die hard Giants fan, Pete hails from IATSE Local #16 in San Francisco.
Eddie Raymond is a lifelong San Francisco Bay Area resident, graduating from and attending post-graduate work in education at UC Berkeley. He has been a stagehand with Local 16 of the IATSE since 1975. He retired from Local 16 in 2014. Since 1981 he has been a leader in the progressive improvement of stagehand training in Local 16 as well as in the International Alliance, and served as a member of their Craft Advancement Program, providing training and advising the IA’s Exhibition and Entertainment Joint Training Trust and as a Safety in Entertainment Instructor. He has been an OSHA outreach instructor and participated in the IATSE’s outreach training for OSHA Compliance Officers on the Entertainment Industries.
Eddie was a co-chair of ESTA’s ETCP rigging certification program and sits as a member of the ETCP Council. He is Past-President of ESTA’s Board of Directors and sits on the Behind The Scenes Foundation Board of Directors.
Eddie is also an avid musician and released his first album, "'62 Cheyenne", in 2022.
One of the founders of the LRLR. Runs a entertainment based rigging company.Travels the world making rigging happen safely. Enjoys riding the back roads of his adopted home state of Vermont. Has three kids and is willing to bend your ear about them for as long as you're willing to listen. he's retired from riding the LRLR on a bike but now hops in a chase car and helps out wherever he can.
Loren is proud to be a founding member of the Long Reach Long Riders. LRLR First Nine. Loren (GRITS*) Schreiber, began his professional career as Technical Director for the Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, where he was instrumental in the production of more than 150 shows, including the world premiere of Sondheim’s Into the Woods, Neil Simon’s Rumors and Jake’s Women, the national tour of James Lapine’s Falsettos, and the Broadway revival of Damn Yankees. After 12 years in Regional Theatre, Loren joined the faculty of San Diego State University, where he warped young minds for 25 years. For the past 13 years, he has worked as an itinerant rigging inspector for Sapsis Rigging, primarily in the performance venues on Royal Caribbean cruise ships. He has made 60 + cruises to more than 50 countries on 6 continents. Loren began riding motorcycles in Ghana, West Africa when he was 15, on a 1958 Matchless 350 (shifter on the right/brake on the left). He learned to ride on the left side of the road with clockwise roundabouts and all that former British colony legacy. In his spare time, he enjoys flying small planes upside down and riding motorcycles right side up. *GRITS = Guy Raised In The South (Louisiana)