My first bike was a used 1959 Honda Dream 305. First thing I did was chop it. 13 degree rake and extended tubes 9″. No front brakes and only rear drums. Scary as crap. Second was a basket case Harley, I think. It was a Pan head motor and the rest just went together. Rode that thing for years. Scary. Finally bought a 2001 Fatboy brand new from Anchorage HD and paid cash. Still have it. Some folks just have to learn from experience.
That’s awesome Lew! Glad you’re still loving that Fatboy.
We just had our Harley a couple of months, husband and I went out for a ride. He asked where would I like to go eat for lunch……….I said Seward!!! We went home, gathered our riding gear and headed to Seward for a nice lunch by ourselves. I love this story, he was so surprised at my response – he thought I would mention somewhere in Anchorage. Riding FEVER; got to try it.
Haha, yep. If you’re gonna ride you might as well RIDE!
It was 1996 when I first noticed Buells, ten in march 1997 I moved up to Alaska with the Air Force. in may 1997 HOH was running a radio ad promoting Buells. They said “come down to our open house and test ride a Buell” Who was I to resist such an open invite? so I went to HOH under the pretense of buying a bike just so I could ride one and check it out. I’ll admit they looked at a 22 year old kinda sideways when I said I’d like to take one out. they said OK but we are going to send someone with you. Joe Matteson immediately jumped at the chance to get out from behind the parts counter and “chaperone” my test ride. So off we go, Joe in the lead, through the lake hood area and out behind the airport. When we got to the end of the pavement we turned around and BS’ed a bit. When we headed back to the shop, I don’t know how fast Joe was going but I was doing 120+ trying to catch him. He got around a car so I passed too. unfortunately for me a cop was at the intersection of postmark RD. to witness my transgression. all turned out well though as he was so flabbergasted by my out of state license, dealer plates on the bike, and shear stupidity of my crime, and (Joe coming back to save me) he let me go with a verbal warning. I have since bought 3 bikes from Joe and one from Chicago Dave. I can’t see going to another dealership, even though I’ve since moved away. My next bike will be from HOH. The people there have treated me like family for 15 plus years and you can’t beat that!
I MAY SELF DO NOT ACTUAL RIDE BUT MY PARENTS DO. THEY HAVE DONE AN AMAZING JOB RAISING 3 KIDS AND HELPING RAISE A GRANDDAUGHTER AND THEY ARE AMAZING INLAWS TO NYVHUSBAND. I HAVE MADE A GOFUND ME ACCOUNT FOR THEEN SO THAT THEY CAN MARK OFF AS MANY PLACES ON THEIR BUCKETLIST AS POSSIBLE. I WOULD TRULY APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD TAKE JUST A MOMENT TO VISIT THEIR GOFUND ME ACCOUNT AND IF YOU CAN DONATE AMAZING!!!! IF NOT THATS OKAY PLEASE SHARE THEIR ACCOUNT AND HELP SUPPORT THEIR DREAMS AND JOURNEY. TAKE THIS AS A CHANCE TO PAY IT FORWARD TO A FOLLOWER BIKER. THANK YOU FOR TAKING YOUR TIME YO READ THIS.gofundme.com/vgu2e4
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