My name is Leland Sheppard. I was born in Hutchinson, Minnesota in 1938 and raised there. In 1963, I moved to California and that is where I reside today. I have been employed in the computer field since January of 1966 and I have been riding motorcycles since June of 1964. I love my work which is computer programming and I love motorcycling.
I also love rowing. I have been rowing boats most of my life. Rowing is a wonderful, peaceful way to get good exercise. Thanks to Ron Rantilla’s wonderful invention, for the first time in over 60 years I am able to see where I’m going. No more cricks in the neck.
I bought an Old Town Discovery 158 canoe from a local man, removed a couple of thwarts, dropped Ron’s Front Rower into it and have been have a great time ever since. My rowing venue, Lake Natomas in Folsom, California is 29 miles from my home so I can only go rowing once a week. Better than a sharp stick. The lake is quiet, narrow, 7 miles long with almost no wave action. No power boats allowed. Perfect for my rowing.
I combine two of my loves by pulling my canoe/front rower behind my Honda Goldwing motorcycle to get to my rowing venue.
Sunday mornings are my time for peace and quiet and exercise on a lovely quiet lake.