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Izzy Cronk Custom Helmets.

You know you’re speaking with an avid rider when your phone interview intermittently cuts out as his bluetooth keeps reverting to his helmet though he’s not even wearing it. I first met Izzy on a flight to Vegas and we bonded over the beauty of his tattoos and rings and our mutual love of riding but I was even more intrigued when I discovered that he’s an artist and his latest canvas is motorcycle helmets. His designs are graphic, edgy and beautiful. Meet Izzy Cronk. How did you get introduced to riding? I just decided I needed some excitement in my life - needed to try something different. I was 32 and bought a Yamaha Stryker 1300. Now I’m 37, married, and have four more motorcycles! (Kawasaki ZRX1200, Kawasaki KZ 550 Bobber, Honda Rebel, 1975 Honda CB 300, in case you’re wondering).

I ride every day that’s above 45 degrees and dry. What have been your favorite rides? I did a 2,700-mile loop from Montclair, NJ through Lexington VA, Charlottesville VA, Atlanta GA, Raleigh NC, Virginia B…

Our background

I’ve been working in Corporate America for the past 20 years. When I say those words to fellow riders, they all say the same thing: “I’m so sorry”.
My Moto Guzzi v7 Classic
I was fortunate to work with some of the most talented people, on some very exciting things. But there was something missing. I was always working for someone else, and never on my passion. In the summer of 2015, I learned to ride a motorcycle, and I was instantly addicted. I could ride all day, taking in the sights, smells, sounds, and temperature changes as I rode. Crossing a bridge or going through a tunnel was as exciting as a child taking his first plane flight. It was relaxing and therapeutic, and I was living in the moment. A year later, I was with my family in Arizona visiting the national parks. I was yearning to explore our country on two-wheels. There weren’t bikes available. The same thing happened in Italy. Then finally in Greensboro, North Carolina when I was visiting my in-laws. So I did what many ri…