This is me for the next few weeks. iPhone 11 Pro pic. Yours will be easier to write about.
I took Toni for a ride into the mountains yesterday where we parked it and went for a hike. She lit up when it arrived because she loved the idea of it being silent and maintenance free. Her current ride won’t start and her lame husband hasn’t figured out why.
She has lost her mind over this bike because it’s so smooth and comfortable. There is not the slightest hint of driveline herky jerky, to use the technical term. We could talk freely to each other at 35 mph or less without needing radio thingies (I know all the terms). It’s so nice not to disturb the peace in our neighborhood.
The luggage is nice. Her helmet went in the top case, our jackets in the sides. Hiking poles via tie-downs on the side cases. Going to Home Depot this a.m. and loading up on drip irrigation parts. Luggage will be nice for that.
Oooooooo!!!! I’d love that too, although I just watched a super scary film about Harley:
Chris have you noticed any motorists not being aware of you, due to the quiet nature of the bike?
I’m not a “loud pipes saves lives” type of person, but electric bikes being so stealthy is a concern to me.
I found it when I reviewed them, it was funny people walking on the sidewalk were talking to us and their voices alerted the car driver that we were stopped next to their car at a light
As much as I’d like to have one of their bikes, I’d rather have that sweet van :-)
Haters have been dancing on Harley's grave for 100 years. It's great clickbait for the gawdy Goretex set over on your other enterprise.
I have no doubt they will become leaner/smaller at the end of all this, there will be pain, but to paraphrase your Mr Rodgers, "Reports of their death are greatly exaggerated".
DON'T mention the war!
Rodgers was himself paraphrasing Samuel Clemens.
In 1897, Samuel Clemens wrote a note refuting a false news report which had stated that he was dead.
"I can understand perfectly how the report of my illness got about, I
have even heard on good authority that I was dead. James Ross Clemens, a
cousin of mine, was seriously ill two or three weeks ago in London, but
is well now. The report of my illness grew out of his illness.
The report of my death was an exaggeration"
At the Denver Motorcycle Show I was able to sit on one of those new HD ebikes and run it on a ... (what are they called when the back wheel is on a roller and the front is locked in place?). I'd totally consider an ebike if the range were better.
I love this channel and watched this the other day when it was released. It basically summed up everything I'd read about HD for the past decade into once nice easy-to-understand video.
clickbait for the gawdy Goretex set over on your other enterprise.
Some of them, just like Harley aficionado, raise above the average, from time to time. One even recommended me this?!
You must have really said something to piss him off!
Great looking thing. Artistic creation. Lovely lines, excellent execution.
Have you ever ridden anything like that? I'd call it an acquired taste.
One I've never acquired.
I'm the same with old Triumphs. I like looking at them and writing about them, and appreciate them for what they are, but I'm strictly a modern motorcyclist.
Gimme some of that Zero.
We did the riding photos shoot on the RK today. My pal 'Spook' rode it and I pushed the buttons.
We had a great day and met a few interesting locals. This 'pedestrian' happened by while I was setting up
And this is my favourite shot of the day.
According to 'the interweb', the auto-focus and burst rate on the Nikon Zs is bogus. Whodathunkit! :-O
I am absolutely hangin' out to get the Z 70-200 F2.8 that I took out a small mortgage to order. Not really but it was expensive - when it ever gets here.
@Vilen took the zero for a ride yesterday. He was on his toes, it’s a little bit tall. My wife tried to ride it, she’s a good motorcyclist, but it was too tall and heavy for her at 5’6” and 115 pounds.
It’s her favorite motorcycle ever for 2-up, though.
Ha! I suspect like Chris there's only ever been one motorcycle I couldn't 'Flatfoot'.
That bike has a nice new paint job I remember it looking very tatty when it used to be outside Fraser motorcycles before they moved to their current new flash store in Concord, I wondered where it ended up, looking good.
Who needs any flat footing? It's all about skillz! (And sexy midgets - no?)
When we were at Pahrump, Nevada, Jimmy Lewis demoed moves like that because he is short and enduro bikes are usually tall. When stopping at a light, he slides his butt off to one side and flatfoots that one leg, letting the other dangle in the air.
On the other hand, I guess there are places off-road where you must.
Exactly. I'm average skilled, yet with 30" inseam wouldn't be venturing off the tarmac nor riding anything today other than a 27" seat low cruiser - without those techniques I acquired at Rawhyde and BMW academy training drills. On my 650 lb Stelvio it's one tip of a toe either side, at stops. Only time I'm able to flat foot it on either side, it means I have a flat tire! The most challenging times I have is in deep sand or mud where someone would normally dab a foot from time to time, or even paddle walk it.. not an option for me so I must rely solely on balance and controls.
I feel a visit to my Randy Newman playlist is in order.
Nice night for a leisurely cruise here in Brisbane. Superb bike for cruising it on too.