Bio - Kent Fischer

I grew up in the area around Garrison ND and like most of you I have been riding since I was 12 or 13. I got my license as soon as I could after I turned 16 and just about lost it the same day. I cut my “riding teeth” on a Honda CL100 but the first bike I owned myself was a 1972 Honda CB350T. From there I moved up to a Yamaha 650 Special then to a Honda VT1100. Now I ride a '97 Fatboy that could just as well be a Heritage for all of the extras I have on it. In 2010 I picked up a ’04 Road Kind which my girlfriend Tricia and I enjoy very much. It is a much smoother ride than the Fatboy.

I went to college twice. First for diesel technology and then for electronic technology. I was in the North Dakota National Guard (before it was cool to be in the guards) for seven and a half years which helped put me through college. I was a Seismic Instrument Technician for thirteen years and my job gave me the opportunity to travel the world. I have been on all but two the world’s continents. I have moved around the country a little bit and finally settled in Bismarck in 1997. When I say “moved around the country a little bit I mean the USA not just the prairies of ND. Things in the seismic industry got slow in 2003 so I took a job in the IT department of a national bank.

I have been a member of ABATE since sometime in the early to mid-90s, a Life Member of ABATE (since 1998). In the ABATE District 9 meeting of April 2005 my friends generously volunteered me to be the ABATE District 9 Rep when Bob Ross left.