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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-13-2011, 07:13 PM
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after 3 harleys and about 60k i finally got over the harley phenomenon. besides, everybody has one and i remember triumphs when i was a kid. just wish they had all the options (seats and handlebars) like harley does...

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She just wanted your bike, you know that right?
Seriously....I have noticed this since i first got my speedmaster 6 years ago. People that don't even ride or know much of anything about bikes automatically think 1)-anything that isn't a sport bike is a harley, and 2)-it's simple fact that a harley is the best motorcycle on the road and if yours isn't a harley it's because you just couldn't afford one. Thats the attitude i see from non riders all the time. A non riding security guard where i work one day mentioned how harelys are the best when i was talking about my bird and i corrected him by telling him the harley myth is just that and that they are overpriced and dated mediocre technology to some degree. i went on to tell him the triumph is technologically superior and superior in all ways except finish quality. He was shocked but he believed me because like all non bikers he came by his opinion based on nothing but what he's heard over the years and the harley's big presence as numbers go. People just assume. But basically most all non bikers think harleys are the pinnacle of motorcycles.

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When I walked in with my bike gear on I could tell that people were eyeballing me.

This 20 something blonde nurse comes up to me and says "I love your Harley. I saw it parked by the door."

I said "Its not a Harley. Its a Triumph."

She said "Really?"

I said "Yeah, really."

She said "Its beautiful.".
Now bein the pervert,I mean KID,lol, that I am,I would have asked her if she wanted to go for a ride later on.lol lol Dave!!!
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Greetings,

Here in town we had the 16th annual Toy Run sponsored by HOG... There were about 600 paid entries for the ride, and maybe another 50 or so that showed up late and rode anyway.

Since I have several friends that own HD's (as I still do) I decided to ride my Tbird in the event. I really wanted to show everyone that there are other great bikes other than HD's...

There were a couple dozen of what I call sponsor bikes that probably cost 50K+.... Orange County Chopper stuff...

I had as many ole grizzled HD riders (and pretty ladies) around my bike as did those HD's, and actually had pictures of my bike in the paper.

I admit that some of the HD's really look good, and sound great. But I'd put my Tbird up against any of them... when it comes to attracting the girls...

Married or not every guy enjoys a little attention from a pretty lady.

Ride safe!!
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Now bein the pervert,I mean KID,lol, that I am,I would have asked her if she wanted to go for a ride later on.lol lol Dave!!!
One more reason why I don't have a pannier seat on my bike

I'm happily married to a beautiful, wild woman and I've learned through experience that anything more than a casual, appreciative smile at a pretty girl you aren't married to can take you down a pot-holed road that will probably end in a horrible high side crash (and occasionally the worst kind of persistent road rash).

I count myself extremely blessed: I feel the same way about my Triumph as I do about my wife. Contentment through appreciation for what you already have is the greatest wealth a man can know.

I don't want anyone sitting on my bike and I'm not going to ask to sit on yours!

What if there were no hypothetical questions?
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One more reason why I don't have a pannier seat on my bike

I'm happily married to a beautiful, wild woman and I've learned through experience that anything more than a casual, appreciative smile at a pretty girl you aren't married to can take you down a pot-holed road that will probably end in a horrible high side crash (and occasionally the worst kind of persistent road rash).

I count myself extremely blessed: I feel the same way about my Triumph as I do about my wife. Contentment through appreciation for what you already have is the greatest wealth a man can know.

I don't want anyone sitting on my bike and I'm not going to ask to sit on yours!
I have to say thumbs up and well done to Draeger
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