Roost Motorsports has opened in Thunderbird Farms to provide sales and service on motorbikes and more.
Colin Krabbe and Michael Plesh opened Roost in May at 50741 W. Papago Road. It sells used bikes and has service and parts for dirt bikes, street bikes, ATVs, SxS’s and personal watercraft.
“I previously had a private shop at my home in Maine, but on a referral basis only,” Krabbe said. “Previously I managed automotive shops for the last 10 years.”
Krabbe is passing on his lifelong love of riding to his young family, “even down to my 2-year-old son, who rides as often as he can.”
The Roost Motorsports storefront is near his home south of Maricopa.
“We live here, love it and want to support the town in which our kids will grow up,” Krabbe said.
Roost has three employees at the shop. The business plan is to expand to another location focusing on retail in the next five years and maintain the current location for sales and service.
Hometown: Portland, Maine
Residence: Thunderbird farms
Education: Diesel Power Generation Technician, Ordinance University, Maryland
Family: Wife of 8 years, daughter (4) and son (2)
Pets: 2 horses, 3 chickens and a dog (boxer)
Pet peeve: Slow traffic staying in the left lane on 347
Car: 2007 Triumph Daytona 675
Hobbies: Riding… Dirt/Street
Currently reading: “Manhood Restored”
First job: Scooping ice cream at Libs Dairy Treats
Favorite job: Father/Business owner
Greatest challenge: Climbing Mt. Katahdin
Greatest opportunity: Moving to Arizona
What was the best business advice you ever received: Find a way to make a living doing what you love, and you’ll never work again.
Food: Fish & Chips
Beverage: Mountain Dew
Movie: Tears of the Sun
Musician: Relient K
Athlete: Trey Canard
Sport: MX, Hockey
Team: Boston Bruins
Charity: Veterans Appreciation Fishing Tournament
Travel destination: Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada
Book: “The Bridge at Dong-ha”
TV show: “Kingdom”
This story appears in the September issue of InMaricopa.