COSTA MESA — After 23 years of helping businesses create retirement plans, entrepreneur Russ Proctor took a hard look at his own retirement plan and was unsatisfied.
Although he's an expert in giving businesses advice, Proctor had never tried running a business himself.
That changed four years ago, when the former actuary decided to take his weekend hobby of riding motorcycles and turn it into a new career by opening his own rental company.
Today, Proctor co-owns the Costa Mesa branch of EagleRider, a national Harley-Davidson franchise, which earlier this month moved to a new location on Avocado Street.
"It's a good thing to be able to look back on life and know that you did something because you were passionate about it," said Proctor, 49, of Newport Beach. "Not just about making money."
The location stocks more than Harleys. There are 17 different vehicles right now, including an electric motorcycle, which only weighs about 200 pounds.