and traded up for a 1975 TX500 in 1975:
After dropping the Yamaha on my foot (and breaking a bone in my foot), I decided to sell it. It was very top-heavy, especially with a full tank of gas.
Years pasted and finally the children were grown so in 1998, I took up flying. I flew Challenger ultralights for about six years and then gave it up when Sport Pilot licensing came into effect.
Me flying my first Challenger I built in my garage:
My second Challenger I bought already built:
I decided I wanted to ride something with only two wheels so I bought a used Yamaha Zuma scooter.
To say that the SV650 was a great bike is an understatement. I really liked it except for one thing; it was the most uncomfortable bike to ride for any distance that's ever been made (for me at least). The seat was so hard I had to stand on the pegs after a couple hours in the saddle.
It was time to get a long-distance bike that was comfortable--a big Harley!
I asked the HD dealer at Wabash, Indiana which model I should buy. He told me to start out with a Dyna Super Glide. So I bought a new 2007 model:
The above photo is me and my grandson after riding out to the open house at Stone's Harley Davidson, Marion, IN.
After riding the Super Glide for awhile I decided I really needed a long riding tourer model. One I could ride comfortably all day. I loved the look of the Street Glides, so I traded up to a 2008 model:
Me and my great-grandson.
So, that's where we are today.
The Street Glide is a really great long distance cruiser. My group, The Over The Hill Gang, ride 200-300 mile rides each Wednesdays and Saturdays. I never get tired of riding my Harley.