Get to Know Our Service Manager – Mike La Count

April 6th, 2015 by

 Mike La CountIt’s time for our inaugural “Get to Know an Erico Employee”. This month we’re featuring Mike La Count, Erico’s brand spanking new Service Manager. Enjoy.

Q: Colorado native? If not where are you from?

A: I grew up in Green Bay, WI but have spent the last seven years in Milwaukee.

Q: You have a unique last name, does it have a story?

A: Yes, it does.

Q: Do they call you the French Dracula because you only drink the blood of French people? Or Are you from France?

A: Just to clarify French Dracula is just short for French-Canadian Dracula. The only time I would actually drink blood is when Budweiser is the only other option.

Q: What motorcycle or scooter do you ride now?

A: Currently the only bike I own is a disassembled ’94 Sportster.

Q: What is your dream bike or scooter?

A: See answer above…haha. But seriously, it honestly changes daily but right now I would say either a Ducati Panigale or GT.

Q: Age you first rode a motorcycle

A: I believe the first time I drove one was around age 14. I’m not exactly sure though, I didn’t start wearing a helmet until a few years later. The first time I ever rode on one was as a little guy with my dad.

Q: Metal or punk?

A: Punk

Q: Elvis or Beatles

A: Beatles

Q: Best concert you’ve attended

A: The best concert I’ve ever attended was a Bob Dylan concert in 2001. It was a great show. I was pretty young and it was the first concert I went to where I was a really big fan of the artist. Conversely, one of the worst shows I’ve been to was a Bob Dylan concert six years later. Time had been harsh and his ability to perform live deteriorated quite a bit. Mr. Bojangles doesn’t jump so high anymore.

One of the greatest performers I’ve ever seen is Paul McCartney, however. I would recommend any music fan see one of his shows if possible. Regardless of how big a fan you are, I would say there is no one I know of that puts more effort into putting on an totally entertaining performance.

Q: Dogs or cats?

A: Dogs. I have nothing against cats, however the number makes a big difference. If you’re hanging out with a pack of dogs, you’re probably having a good time but if you’re hanging around a clowder of cats, you’re probably insane.

Q: What’s the coolest thing about working at Erico Motorsports?

A: I can walk to work from my house, and the staff is really fun, plus you get to be around cool motorcycles all day.

Q: Favorite movie?

A: Memento and V for Vendetta are up there. It really kind of depends on genre I suppose. I like a lot of the Pixar stuff too.

Q: Favorite TV show?

A: Some of my favorites include Arrested Development, Top Gear and Wilfred. I really liked the earlier years for the Simpsons and King of the Hill. I’ve always liked comics and animation.

Q: Mac or PC?

A: PC, I’m not a communist.

Q: Turn ons?

A: I like independent, intellectual girls and riding motorcycles is a huge plus.

Q: Turn offs?

A: Cigarettes, watching reality tv, racism.

Q: Formula 1 or Moto GP?

A: Formula 1

Q: Ski or snowboard?

A: Skiing

Q: Favorite sport?

A: My favorite sport to watch is football. My favorite sport to play is rugby.

Q: Tell us something about yourself that nobody knows…

A: That’s not really possible. I can’t tell you something that I don’t know.

Q: Bourbon or beer?

A: Usually beer but I do really like whiskey.

Q: Big spoon or little spoon?

A: It depends, if we’re awake big spoon, if we’re sleeping little spoon. Haha, just kidding…I need my space when I’m sleeping.

Q: I noticed you’re not stupid…. But I hear you’re from Milwaukee. Care to elaborate?

A: Thank you…? I’ll have you know Chris Farley was educated in Milwaukee, so…you know…take that. It’s really a great city. There is a lot to do in the summer. It’s in an awesome location on Lake Michigan. Oh sorry, Lake Michigan is a large body of water… oh sorry, water is like dirt except it looks nicer and is quite refreshing to be around.

Q: Tinder or Grinder

A: I tend to get most of my dates through blogs. So ladies, to reiterate that’s Mike “French Dracula” La Count and I can be reached at mikel@ericomotorsports.com.

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