Get learners, check
Buy motorcycle, check
Get use to riding again, check
Take class to expedite license, check
Order parts to fix up bike including new tires to replace the 13yr old ones on bike, check
Get license, check
Install parts this week and tires due today, check
Weather for next 6 days……. Rain :(
Not sure what triggered it but I have been thinking about my pop a lot lately. Part of what made me decide to get a Motorcycle I think. He passed 30 years ago this week when I was 16 and he was 46. I’m now 46 so I guess knowing that is part of it. My grand father also passed when my dad was 13 I recall. Bad genes I guess. I’ve already had a heart attack at 37. Trying to beat those odds is why I ride a bicycle.
For a long time I held a lot of anger at him for leaving us. Lately I just wish I could spend some time with him and he could see his grand daughters.
I have so little that was his but it means so much to me now. I have the flag that was on his coffin at his funeral. Its displayed on our mantle next to the flag of my Father in Laws. Found out mom got rid of his Highwaymen motorcycle jacket. Not in any condition to wear and damn the club went to shit and became a gang in the late 60’s and id be taking my life in my own hands to wear it in public. Thats why my folk left the club but the jacket was a piece of his history.
Miss ya dad.
Picked up this little 100hp scooter yesterday. So far I haven’t been served divorce papers. Came with system cases (hard saddle bags and trunk) and a bonus of a full set of liners and tank bag. Just need to get use to driving it.
I’m world champion of the “I love you more game”. So far my wife hasn’t topped “came back from the dead” card I played.
Hmm Very Interesting.
Looks like a fun little ride. The bare bones “cafe” look is really growing on me. I was eyeing 70’s CB 750 Honda on Craig’s list this weekend. Have to keep an eye out for a good project bike later this year.
Despite 20 years of threats of divorce coming from my wife “if you ever think about getting a bike”, I went and got my motorcycle learners saturday and went for a test ride on this bike. It may be mine by end of the week if I can get him down a little on the price. Loaded. Heater, driving lights and power window. Yes it has power window :P
southerndecay asked: I need you to sound a little less condescending when you comment on my posts in the future. You assume things a whole lot, and in general, just seem to have a bad tone. So please either refrain or get a better attitude.
Was not meant to offend. I remember you posting when you got it and I know it means a lot to you. It’s flashy and they way it was locked it would be easy to get.
The Highwaymen M/C at the Michigan State Fair, 1962
Via Hugh Candyside on Flickr
My folks rode with the Highwaymen around then. Should have names for those faces shortly.
Called mom and she said she would have been there she’s not looked at the picture yet.
“Representative Ed Orcutt (R – Kalama) does not think bicycling is environmentally friendly because the activity causes cyclists to have “an increased heart rate and respiration.”
“You would be giving off more CO2 if you are riding a bike than driving in a car,” he said. However, he said he had not “done any analysis” of the difference in CO2 from a person on a bike compared to the engine of a car (others have).”
Seriously? What an idiot!