Motorcycling in Your Blood
I just read Clement Salvadori's article in Rider magazine, about motorcycle addiction. He told of over sixty years of being addicted to motorcycles and motorcycling. He repeatedly gave up other parts of his life to go back to motorcycling. It made me think about having it in your blood. Then I came across this old picture. (I hope I can upload it somehow from my iPad -- it's all I have with me right now, 800 miles from home). It's my Aunt Else, probably about 1950, in West Germany. Her husband, my Uncle Joe (Josef Hochmann) rode. Maybe I had motorcycling in my blood before i ever knew it.
I've been riding since 1977. Most of that time, I didn't have a car. My older son (now 24) rides, but it didn't catch on with my daughter nor my younger son.
How about you? How long have you been riding? Has it been an important part of your life, or just something you happen to do on a weekend now and then? Did anyone in your family ride and pass it down to you?
2012 XCT (Blackbird)
Forged bars & JTD lowers
Stage 1 flash & Tri-ovals
LLoydz ATS @+6*, Air filter, Drop-in cams
VFCIII tuned by KevinX
Madstad with 13-inch shield
Tri-city Performance floorboard footrests
Corbin saddle & backrest
Cee Bailey's bag liners
Wolo Badboy horn
KuryAkyn Sabertooth lights