I am!!! I have a 1980 Kawasaki 440 LTD right now.... I've had that for I think five years now? Six? I don't ride it as much as the first year I had it because I started riding bigger bikes. My uncle owns a chopper shop, and my whole family is into Harleys. I had my first road trip two summers ago... We drove to Minot, ND for my great-grandmothers 100th birthday. It was an amazing experience - there were four bikes (my two uncles, my aunt and I) a Suburban full of my cousins and my mom and grandma driving behind them. It was so cool - got buzzed by crop planes, "honked" at by passing trains... it really was an experience.
I didn't drive much last summer - I didn't do much of anything, actually... I have a horse, too - barely rode her.. I was working doubles for a few months and basically were working or sleeping. No bueno. But I had a ball this past January... Short story --
I am used to big bikes, but when I went to NC this past January to visit my other uncle, he has a BIG travel Harley - radio, travel bags, the whole thing. I don't normally get nervous about big bikes, but I was nervous about this one. He told me to take it for a spin the first day we were there, I said maybe when he got home - they have a rough driveway to get out of and excuses excuses excuses. He said, "Nah, lets go for a ride." I thought maybe he was kidding - so I went out there.. In my Miller Lite PJ pants, had one pant leg stuck in my cowboy boot... I was looking pretty gosh darn lovely
And my uncle - who is a big guy... 6'6 and muscle-y - completely dressed for work in nice pants, shirt, etc... rode ***** with me. You can imagine what the neighbors probably thought!! Miller Lite PJ pants, cowboy boots on, radio blasting, my uncle in back completely dressed for work...
Definitely a memory I try to remember when I am "suffering" through nursing school
. I put 450 miles on the bike that week. Going back down in 26 days to do it again!