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Old 01-18-2013, 08:06 PM
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i am in north east Ga about 30 miles from North Carilina 50 miled from Tenn ,elevetion just above 2000 ft.next door to jed and granny
You are living down there in Gods country. Barb and I make that one of our favorite motorcycle destinations. This is one time when you say it Suches it really doesn't. ... for those who don't know Suches, Ga is a town in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mtns. Gorgious area.

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You are living down there in Gods country. Barb and I make that one of our favorite motorcycle destinations. This is one time when you say it Suches it really doesn't. ... for those who don't know Suches, Ga is a town in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mtns. Gorgious area.

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Love riding ,havent got to ride this year because of tring to get my 53 finished ,takes lot of my extra time ,we ride suches .deals gap (Dragons Tail ) best time riding double on my Heritage 17 min. No i dont normaly ride like that,we just cruise the mountians most of time .Pigeon forge ,Mountian Top over to telico and around,just bot my 1956 pan painted Petty blue & White pearl still have to reassamble ,just not enough time sold my 70 shovel and 883 sportster ,didnt have time to ride ,will try to do better this year,what are you riding
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:42 PM
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Love riding ,havent got to ride this year because of tring to get my 53 finished ,takes lot of my extra time ,we ride suches .deals gap (Dragons Tail ) best time riding double on my Heritage 17 min. No i dont normaly ride like that,we just cruise the mountians most of time .Pigeon forge ,Mountian Top over to telico and around,just bot my 1956 pan painted Petty blue & White pearl still have to reassamble ,just not enough time sold my 70 shovel and 883 sportster ,didnt have time to ride ,will try to do better this year,what are you riding
cool. I had a '48 panhead with hydroglide forks years ago. I started out as a locked up EL and I bored and stroked it with a set of FL flywheels. Barb and I ride an '05 Ultra. Road to the west cost 4 years ago to celebrate retiring. We spent 23 days on the road and made some great memories.

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Very much like the ultra ,if i buy another it will be an ultra or Road king trike ,i want to try one and see if i like trike before i buy ,i need one for healyh problems , i had a kidney transplant 6 yrs ago not suppose to ride but i still do cant give up everything we like
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:07 PM
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Very much like the ultra ,if i buy another it will be an ultra or Road king trike ,i want to try one and see if i like trike before i buy ,i need one for healyh problems , i had a kidney transplant 6 yrs ago not suppose to ride but i still do cant give up everything we like
Good luck with which ever way you go. Riding definitely gets in your blood.

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Very much like the ultra ,if i buy another it will be an ultra or Road king trike ,i want to try one and see if i like trike before i buy ,i need one for healyh problems , i had a kidney transplant 6 yrs ago not suppose to ride but i still do cant give up everything we like
You could also try to find a used can-am. Would be a lot more fun than a cruiser
Unless you just want to cruise.. lol.
I've been looking into a gsxr600 or cbr600rr. I used to ride dirtbikes and quads but there's nowhere to ride around here anymore so a street bike is more usefull to me. Gotta wait til I sell my car though
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Back when i rode tricycles i never rode them backwards LOL .just kidding ,i need the extra storage of an Ultra or Road King,and nothing beats the sound HD dont even need a radio,but you have one if you need it
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Good luck with which ever way you go. Riding definitely gets in your blood.

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I only rode for about a year of my life (street bikes) and I sure enjoyed it. I had an old Yamaha (one of those Triumph looking ones) that I picked up cheap and rode it around town a little then one day my buddy says he is heading off to the Reno Air races 400 miles away and if I wanted to go. So after having it only a few weeks and only about a mile of experience on the freeway we took off at 7:30 at night for Reno, got there about 1 am. What an amazing treasure that trip was. On the way back we were riding past Lake Tahoe in the redwoods and I could smell them and I remember thinking to myself "This is why people ride motorcycles". Yep, it really is fun. The next day after getting home I went out and bought a Kawasaki GPZ550. My whole thing with the safety though, that is where I had a problem. When I first met my wife we took a short trip and I couldn't do it again, I sold the bike at that point. I remember thinking I never want to see her hurt or her get a call that I had been. I just kinda freaked out I guess and sold it.

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Old 01-19-2013, 10:48 AM
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My first bike was 1941 indian i was 14 ,47 years ago, my Dad bought it he told me if i could get it running i could have it,replaced points with a set from a 6 cyl chevy straped a battery on service rack rode it to school in less than a week,never been without ine since ,nost of the time 3 or 4 ,i own 2 bikes and 4 ,4heeeler atvs now,my wife likes these as much as i do, but like you said i have lost several freinds in last two years none of the accidents were the bikers fault ,most were ran out of the road by cars & a couple trucks ,one was on a benefit charity ride with 670 bikes with a police escort,an eldery lady pulled out of a driveway about 60 bikes into the croud ,driver of bike paralyezed ,wife on rear deceased ,driver of car walked away.But cars wreck every day we still drive them,i guess im just hard headed, Riding thru the mountians ,the smell ,the sight ,the sound you will never experiance in a car even a convertible also i NEVER ride interstates only back roads ,Just my opinion.
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I hear ya, sometimes the chance is worth it. I just fell in love with this lady and didn't want to get anywhere near the odds of seeing her hurt or me hurt. It's one of the reasons I sold her 65 Skylark that I had done for her, I got to thinking about it and got her into a late model car with all the safety stuff.
And believe me, I think about it often driving the Rambler, that car is just one small step above a motorcycle for safety. I drive it VERY defensibly just as I did on the bike. I am watching out for the other dude every second.

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Old 01-19-2013, 11:11 AM
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The 23 days we spent riding out west was never on an Interstates unless it was to bypass a city. There is nothing scenic about white lines. I feel the same way about traveling in the hot rod. Give me a scenic state road anytime.

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Old 01-19-2013, 11:21 AM
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John, I have one almost in your neck of the woods. If you ever have a chance give hwy 23 in Arkansas. Arkansas Highway 23 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

That is one of the most beautiful pieces of road I have ever been on and I have been all over America.

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I hear ya, sometimes the chance is worth it. I just fell in love with this lady and didn't want to get anywhere near the odds of seeing her hurt or me hurt. It's one of the reasons I sold her 65 Skylark that I had done for her, I got to thinking about it and got her into a late model car with all the safety stuff.
And believe me, I think about it often driving the Rambler, that car is just one small step above a motorcycle for safety. I drive it VERY defensibly just as I did on the bike. I am watching out for the other dude every second.

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Safety is an important consideration no matter what you do. BUT....There is a certain amount of risk with most things. I know the bike is dangerous. At my age, more so. The roadster would be a real death trap if you were to turn it over too. I think everyone has to draw the line somewhere but it is a very personal decision that everyone has to make for them self. So far the Good Lord has taken care of us.

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John, I have one almost in your neck of the woods. If you ever have a chance give hwy 23 in Arkansas. Arkansas Highway 23 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

That is one of the most beautiful pieces of road I have ever been on and I have been all over America.

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Cool, we will keep it in mind.

We also road the bike down through northern Ca. around Lake Tahoe, to Reno for a few days back in 2001. We were living in Vancouver Wa. at the time. There are some really beautiful places in this country. There are many in my back door.

My wife was raised on the mountain about 45 miles from Chattanooga. From the first time I came to meet her parents I could not wait to move here. Been here since 1969 except for the 3 years in Washington. Not leaving again if I can help it.
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I use to have to WORK here when I was a paint rep. I wonder why I found my self doing so much business up in northern California and literally almost zero in the cities around the bay area? hmmm



No kidding, on my first trip up north for work I was on this road and remember saying out loud "I'm at work" and laughing. This below me nearer Monterey I think, I had an account in Monterey actually. But up north up to Arcada was as far as I went just a little ways from the Oregon state line. What beautiful country!

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