# Years at the Expo : 1 years
Mark Rhoades and wife Deanna Rhoades are owners of Pinup Baggers in Newburgh, In. We opened Sept 2012 specialize in parts and accessorize in Harley Davidson Baggers. I have owned my own business for going on 13 years now and had previously had 12 auto carriers and hauled cars for a living. About 3 years ago I had what they call TIA’s which are mini-stokes and had a doctor tell me to slow down and take it easy to be able to enjoy life a bit more. After a lot of thought I decided to sell off 10 trucks and start the bike shop which has always been a dream of mine, so I am very lucky to be able to be doing what I am so passionate about and love. I grew up in Southern Indiana riding since age 3 when my father put me on my 1st mini bike. Grew up racing motor cross and raced quads as a teenager. Began riding sport bikes as soon as I got my licenses. Became a Harley owner in the late 1990’s where my passion for Harleys has grown since then. My wife and I both ride and spent a lot of time on the weekends going on charity rides and poker runs with our two children. My son always rode with my wife and my daughter would ride with me, a lot of people thought we were crazy letting our children ride with us but now as adults ages 25 and 26 they have a respect and love for riding. This year was my sons first year at bike week in Daytona and to be able to share this with him meant the world to me and can now look forward to many more bike weeks together. Riding to me means so much, to be able to get on my bike and go for a ride is the best medicine and relaxation that I could ask for. I enjoy going to all of our local bike nights and still when I can on the weekends participate in charity runs. I have met some of my best friends through riding and have formed a brotherhood with these guys that will never be broken.