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k-struggler:

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The Brand?
Honestly, I don’t know if I have much loyalty to the brand HD.  I know that many people do, and upon purchase of my bike, I was (admittedly, unwillingly) inducted into an HD club.  Don’t really know about all that stuff … 
I’m more interested in my connection with the ride, and with the genuine connections I make with other riders as time passes. I don’t enjoy much feeling like I have something, relationships included, thrust upon me.  There are awesome people I’ve met at Harley meets, but even those meets I go to to see the bikes, not to force Harley jacket-wearing friendships.  I dunno, just can’t get into the idea.   

I always hated how bikes and bikers seem to be divided into “Harley” and “other”. I tried to be part of the Harley club when I first got my license and tried to ride my husband’s Sportster. He later traded it for a dirt bike and I bought a small Yamaha V Star- something much more suited for a beginner. I remember joking with the people at the Yamaha dealer about the excessive number of Harley logos on the bike (OK, it’s a Harley. We get it.) and later some people questioning why I would ever consider giving up a Harley for a Yamaha. Well maybe I wanted a bike I can actually ride. Why does it matter?

Truly, a woman after my own heart.  I agree with you, my friend.  
Harley makes some awesome bikes, but so do others.  I thought about a V-Star in earlier times, myself; it’s a good bike!  I got heat when I had my Ninja 250 for the same kind of thing, but different circumstances.  
There’s a reason there’s such a wide variety of bikes out there, and the beauty of the relationship is that you choose the one that speaks to your soul, not to your social standing.  If you want the latter, let it come after the former, right?   

k-struggler:

darkhorse-photoblog:

The Brand?

Honestly, I don’t know if I have much loyalty to the brand HD.  I know that many people do, and upon purchase of my bike, I was (admittedly, unwillingly) inducted into an HD club.  Don’t really know about all that stuff … 

I’m more interested in my connection with the ride, and with the genuine connections I make with other riders as time passes. I don’t enjoy much feeling like I have something, relationships included, thrust upon me.  There are awesome people I’ve met at Harley meets, but even those meets I go to to see the bikes, not to force Harley jacket-wearing friendships.  I dunno, just can’t get into the idea.   

I always hated how bikes and bikers seem to be divided into “Harley” and “other”. I tried to be part of the Harley club when I first got my license and tried to ride my husband’s Sportster. He later traded it for a dirt bike and I bought a small Yamaha V Star- something much more suited for a beginner. I remember joking with the people at the Yamaha dealer about the excessive number of Harley logos on the bike (OK, it’s a Harley. We get it.) and later some people questioning why I would ever consider giving up a Harley for a Yamaha. Well maybe I wanted a bike I can actually ride. Why does it matter?

Truly, a woman after my own heart.  I agree with you, my friend.  

Harley makes some awesome bikes, but so do others.  I thought about a V-Star in earlier times, myself; it’s a good bike!  I got heat when I had my Ninja 250 for the same kind of thing, but different circumstances.  

There’s a reason there’s such a wide variety of bikes out there, and the beauty of the relationship is that you choose the one that speaks to your soul, not to your social standing.  If you want the latter, let it come after the former, right?   

The Brand?
Honestly, I don’t know if I have much loyalty to the brand HD.  I know that many people do, and upon purchase of my bike, I was (admittedly, unwillingly) inducted into an HD club.  Don’t really know about all that stuff … 
I’m more interested in my connection with the ride, and with the genuine connections I make with other riders as time passes. I don’t enjoy much feeling like I have something, relationships included, thrust upon me.  There are awesome people I’ve met at Harley meets, but even those meets I go to to see the bikes, not to force Harley jacket-wearing friendships.  I dunno, just can’t get into the idea.   

The Brand?

Honestly, I don’t know if I have much loyalty to the brand HD.  I know that many people do, and upon purchase of my bike, I was (admittedly, unwillingly) inducted into an HD club.  Don’t really know about all that stuff … 

I’m more interested in my connection with the ride, and with the genuine connections I make with other riders as time passes. I don’t enjoy much feeling like I have something, relationships included, thrust upon me.  There are awesome people I’ve met at Harley meets, but even those meets I go to to see the bikes, not to force Harley jacket-wearing friendships.  I dunno, just can’t get into the idea.   

Guest Profile:

Been a while on the profiles, and this is a GREAT one to start with.  That thing is gorgeous, no?  The blue vs. white contrast is amazing, and the design and sound are staggering.  I hear that’s stock, is it?  No idea, but goddamn.

We haven’t had a guest profile in a good, long while.  I’m feelin’ one, how ‘bout you cats?  Yeah?

Next to that weeping willow, on that particular road.  It isn’t out in the middle of nowhere, as I usually like it, but it’s become one of my favorite places to stop.  I tend to  stop by and get a shot with that backdrop as the bike changes.  I could probably track most of my time with the Rapture through photos with that tree.

Next to that weeping willow, on that particular road.  It isn’t out in the middle of nowhere, as I usually like it, but it’s become one of my favorite places to stop.  I tend to  stop by and get a shot with that backdrop as the bike changes.  I could probably track most of my time with the Rapture through photos with that tree.

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Lol, sounds like you live here in Michigan. Mother Nature is playing with us this year. It’s killing me not to get out…

For real, really does work on the mood, doesn’t it.

Thinking of starting up a photography agency specifically for motorcycles in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas. What do you cats think?

I will ride

I will ride

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Still not quite “grown up,” I guess.

I still get a little too jealous when I’m driving and see all these bikers on the road. I may not have wanted to ride at all, but damn it if I don’t feel like I made a dumb choices every time!

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Thanks man! Yeah the sissy bar and shortshots I just did a couple days ago. Forward controls are awesome. They take a lot of strain off on the highway. I’m thinking about doing drag bars when I take it in for the 10k service.

Right on; I’m a fan of the drag bar look, for sure.  You just might have swayed me on those forwards, too …

Nicely done!  I’m seein’ the backrest without the seat; quite nice, I did that just today myself!  Also seein some flipped mirrors, footrests for that special someone, a nice bag up front, some forward sets (curious to hear how you like ‘em!) and some very, very nice black Vance and Hines shorties.  

Nice bike, my friend.