Andrew's Snortin Norton

My 1971 Norton 750 Commando Roadster, Spring 2013

      New Paint Job 5/2013              My daughter, Lenora                Spring of 2003

I purchased my Norton new from a gentleman named Henry Rissman who owned Rissman Motors of Albuquerque in April of 1971 for $1495.00 so I've owned it most of my life. This bike was rated the fastest in it's class in 1971. I've traveled extensively throughout the Southwest and Canada in the past, but more recently she is my daily rider in the spring, summer, and fall.  I just finished restoring the Norton to it's original configuration and I have posted new pictures. Just go to the bottom of the page and click the links. Norton Villiars, the makers of Norton Motorcycles stopped production in 1976, therefore Norton's have become quite rare. If you are interested in old British  motorcycles, you may find the links listed below interesting. I would love to hear from anyone who owns an old British bike, so drop me a line:

I have also included links to pictures I have taken recently of different gatherings and party's I have hosted as well as several pictures of ski trips that I have gone on with my friends. You will also see pictures of my work with the Adaptive Ski Program, of which I have been a volunteer instructor for the last seventeen years. The Adaptive Ski Program is a non profit organization that offers ski lessons to people with disabilities at Sandia Ski Area and Ski Santa Fe in New Mexico. Please visit the Adaptive Ski Program website for more information.

I am very sad to say that I recently lost my excellent pet Chuey, a fearless and loyal companion and Chi Warrior. He was a great little guy and I'm going to miss him so very much. God be with you Chuey, you're off to bigger and better places

Check out the video below of Chuey, my Chihuahua and best friend riding on my Norton with me.

You can also check out a video of my Norton and the way she sounds on YouTube

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The 2006 Adaptive picnic at Ski Santa Fe.

A ski trip to Taos in 2006:  first day, second day, last day

2006 ski trip to Wolf Creek with Vince and Cyndi

Pictures of my garden in the summer of 2006.

Pictures of flowers in my yard in 2006.

Samee and Matty's wedding

My 2006 Halloween pumpkin carving party

Cyndi and Vince's 1st anniversary balloon ride

2006 Dia De Los Muertos party and parade

Thanksgiving 2006 ski trip to Wolf Creek with Vince and Cyndi.

2006 Adaptive Ski trip to Wolf Creek

2006 Ski Trip to Pajarito Ski Area in Los Alamos

Adaptive Ski Progam's final day and picnic 2007

Vince's Birthday trip to Wolf Creek 2007 

Antonia's (my mom) 90th Birthday Party, April 14th, 2007

Chuey, my Chihuahua, taking a ride on the Snorton Norton

Dia De Los Muertos party and parade 2007

The 2008 Adaptive trip to Wolf Creek

Various pictures of the 2008 season for the Adaptive Ski Program

Vince and Cyndi skiing Silverton Colorado, April 12, 2008

Check out my 1971 Norton as it is being rebuilt

My 1971 Norton finished, May 4, 2008

My sister and brother-in-law's ranch on branding day

A visit to my hometown of Santa Rosa to go swimming

Dia De Los Muertos 2008 party and parade

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend here

My buddy James Lythgoe's here

Scott and Toni's wedding here 

Samee and Raven's big birthday bash at my here

Cindy and I take a road trip to Lincoln, Fort Stanton, and here

A Night of Mystery/Murder at the Juice Joint hosted by Samee and here

Aspens undergoing their annual color transformation at Aspen Meadows, Santa Fe, here

Samee's Halloween party and Dia De Los Muertos here

Adaptive Ski Program's 2009  trip to Wolf here

Cindy and me on our trip to the Springs Resort in Pagosa Springs, here

A day skiing Ski Santa Fe and skiing the Big T here

Cynthia and I attending the Adaptive Ski Program's 2010 Snow Ball here

Amy, Cynthia and I enjoying the beautiful fall colors of the Sangre De Christo mountains, here

Amy, Cynthia and I attending Samee's 2010 annual Holloween here

Adaptive Ski Program's final day skiing and picnic here

Cynthia and I attend my 40 year class reunion in Santa here

Pictures of flowers in my yard and of my new dog here

My visit to Las Vegas in the summer of 2011 to visit my daughter, Lenora....Lake Mead day 1......Lake Mead day 2

Cynthia and I having fun at Shidoni's and at Ten Thousand Waves in Santa Fe here

Cynthia and I take my Mom for a visit to Santa Rosa, summer of here

2012 Ski Season at Ski Santa Fe, free skiing and skiing with the Adaptive Ski here

Skiing powder with Dennis and Tony at Taos Ski Valley, April 3rd, here

My Mother's 95th birthday party at the home of Cindy here

Amy and Brian on their first tandem skydiving adventure, April 15th, here

Cynthia and I on a weekend getaway to Durango and Silverton here

Amy and Brian join Cynthia and me to see the fall colors in Santa here

My niece Aly and Aaron's wedding in San Antonio, here

Vince Marchi and I ski Santa Fe on an awesome powder here

The last day of skiing for the Adaptive Ski Program for here

Vince, Oggie, Gabrielle, and me spring skiing at Ski Santa Fe, March 12th, here

Cynthia and I go on a trip to Naples Florida and stay at the Ritz Carlton on the here

Baby shower for Ashley and Evan Baldwin...expecting their first child.......It's a here 

Amy, Brian, Cynthia and I go to Santa Fe to check out the fall here 

Ski Santa Fe 2013/2014 ski season. Nineteen amazing days of tree and powder here

Powder Day on Vince's birhtday at Ski Santa Fe, 3/5/ here 

The 2014 Adaptive Ski Program ski season and skiing with the Wounded Warrior here

Cynthia and I spend a relaxing July 4th weekend in Durango, Colorado. July 4th, here

My trip to Las Vegas to visit my daughter, Lenora, in August of here

A collection of pictures taken in the summer of 2014. Pictures of my yard, the Norton, Cynthia, my dog Lola and other misc here

An afternoon with the Duke City Rockers at their annual fall 2014 Classic and Cafe Racer motorcycle rally at the Albuquerque Press here