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"Live to Ride, Ride to Live"

shipping from Beaumont, Texas Jacksonville Beach, Florida for $400.00

Beaumont, Texas
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
807 mi.

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In the “Subject” is a saying that is synonymous with owning and riding a Harley Davidson Motorcycle. “It”, is a dream many riders, who own and ride countless bikes from every known Manufacturer in the world have or have had and in many cases, for practically their entire lives. Mine is no exception. At the tender age of 7 (1957) I found myself sitting on a curb, on the edge of a field where my brother, all our friends and myself played Football & Baseball. Beside the field was a brush factory and parked in front of me was a “Harley Davidson”. I later found out it looked like the one police rode but at that moment it was the very 1st I had ever seen and I was so captivated just looking at this bike from the curb that I spent the entire afternoon right there just wanting to touch it. The owner came out at the end of the day a found me still sitting there. He got on his bike and said to me “Like it?” He didn’t need an answer and my mouth didn’t seem to be working anyway, he kicked it over and then said “Maybe someday you’ll have one you can get on and ride and if you ever do get one, you won’t want to get off it!” I can remember thinking, why was it sitting here all this time and you’re only just getting on it now then? I was only 7. Well today 12/13/07 rziegenfus (0) ‘s flat bed sat at my driveway & there it was, my very own, full dress, Harley Davidson (FLHTCU). As I eased down on her, 50 long years of waiting, was finally over! Ziggy, (ziegenfus) said “Get on and hold her steady while I loose the tie-downs”. Being disabled, I was scared sh!!!!ss I’d loose balance on those skinny ramps, dream to nightmare, heck no, “sure I’ll do whatever it takes to finally get to the other side of that infamous saying… ride to live!!!” Thanks Ziggy – you can haul for me anytime! Well, it’s finally time to get on my horse (Brian Bossworth in Stone Cold) and ride off into the sunset… who am I kiddin sunsets!!!

- James C.
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