We had an awesome ride last night here in...
Motorcycles, the iron horse, freedom to see the open road, whatever one would like to say, I've loved 'em since childhood. Most of my uncles are of have been part of the biker scene I can my passion started when I was about 6. My youngest uncle would give rides on the tank of his Kawasaki enduro type bike back in the 70's. He would pull willies while my poor grandma was screaming at him, no matter, we had a ball! The I graduated to using the throttle & clutch until my feet could finaly touch the pegs. I had an absence from motorcycles, but I was always on 2 wheels, being bicycles. I would say when I was about 23 I bought a V45 Magna, shaft driven. Due to my very rebelious nature and my love of partying, I spilled it doing 40mph drunk as a skunk. Busted the bike, broke my collar bone for the third time, the wife was pregnant with our second baby & I promised her that I would let the motorcycles go until later & get my act cleaned up.
Fast forward to later. We now have three kids, 17, 15 & 9. I have gathered my thoughts, cleaned my act up some time ago through devine faith & intervention. Last year I picked up a 2005 Shadow Spirit that has a tricked out flame paint job, yes the wife was in favor of me getting it! Totaly stoked about having it and riding it with my bestest buddy, the wife. I have been adding accessories to it that are making the bike finaly fit the paint job. I can say that I'm very proud to have have a good looking woman on the back to bring the beauty of the bike (getting some brownie points here). But it is in the passion for the experience of riding the open road. There no better feeling than that of "riding the wind" as I would like to say. I have some folks that like to ride as well. Looking back, I find my influences from the 70's and my family member who ride, the Easy Rider magazines and the tattoo culture (About 2/3's of my upper body is covered in ink) that have brought me to that deep seated love of bikes. I still feel like I am still rebeling against "the man" when I get to ride, what a feeling!
I hope to run into some of the good people here at CC in the future and be able to share the road with them for a good ride!
Until then, be safe & keep the rubber side down!
I'm not as scared of dying as I am of growing old
Interest and hobbies:
Motorcycle Riding, Camping, Mountain Biking, Lifting and just generally being outside in some nice spring & summer weather
Favorite bands and musicians:
To many to list, but I will load up audio, keep listening for something new & old!