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Well well…… bike people eh? I have to guess that making a major purchase of that magnitude without telling your partner didn’t go well???? Opps…lesson learned?? I have been riding and building since “67”….long time, a life time. Still riding, still building. I work in a custom/performance shop now that I’m retired….it’s great fun. I am in sales…..I design high performance motors and custom chassis or complete ground up bikes and consult with customers on performance upgrades.. We also do regular maintenance work as well…..so I do get to see all of the new riders….of all ages. They love dropping into the custom shop for scooter trinkets. Check out the shop web site Raw Power Custom Cycles.
I have to agree that taking a riding course is likely the best thing you can do…..this is a dangerous game…..very dangerous, don’t kid yourself. I have lost quite a number of friends to the “asphalt strip” over the years…and many more are left in terrible condition. Aside from the romantic notion of the open highway…..I urge new riders give themselves every opportunity to survive by taking the rider “safety courses”. Remember it’s not you that’s the issue out there…..it’s every other vehicle and driver out there!!!!
Having said that….. I ride what I build and build what I ride, and have since I was a kid. High Bars, Low Cars and Guitars is what it is all about for me!!! At 60 I’m not about to change…….. I ride hard too. It’s a life style choice……not for everybody.
Finally….I have a stable of rides (from 1947 to 2008), all of which I have built or modified significantly, plus a hot-rod that I hand built from the ground up as well……..it’s bone deep with me.