By Ben Goebel
MMM: How old were you when you got your first bike?
Chip Miller: 17 and it was 1968.
MMM: What was your first bike?
Miller: A Yamaha YDS3, 250
MMM: When did you know that you were hooked on motorcycles?
Miller: Ahhh, 1968.
MMM: How many motorcycles do you have?
MMM: Of any bike at all, not just the models you have, what is your favorite and why?
Miller: Suzuki GT 750. It’s smooth, powerful and reliable, and you can ride it all day.
MMM: Any advice to someone starting a motorcycle collection?
Miller: Start with as complete a bike as you can find.
MMM: Favorite Minnesota motorcycle event?
Miller: The Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club (VJMC) Show at the fairgrounds.
MMM: Favorite motorcycling road in Minnesota?
Miller: Actually, my favorite roads are in Wisconsin. But my favorite Minnesota road, I would have to say is the River Road.
MMM: If you were starting out riding again what would you do differently?
Miller: I wouldn’t have so many motorcycles. They don’t deserve to be left sitting around.
MMM: Why are motorcycles so important in your life?
Miller: Because it’s a tie-in to my youth.