When I was 24 years of age I bought a brand new Honda Hawk 400 motorcycle. That was almost 33 years ago. I loved riding that bike. I rode it to Little Rock, AR. several times attending Boyce Bible School down there in the old Baptist Hospital. The last time I rode down there it rained on me all the way back; 205 miles in the drizzling rain. I nearly froze. I had no rain gear for riding. Like I said that was my last time riding down to Little Rock.
I also rode it to Tulsa, OK. for a Bible Conference one time; and with a brother in law. We had a wonderful time. My cycle got 68 miles per gallon on that trip. Now would that not be nice today?
Anyway on to why I am writing this. I got rid of that bike, trading it for a car for my family; which I think turned out to be a bad deal; a bad car. It was an old 1967 Ford Thunderbird four door. It had the “suicide doors” for the back doors. It would have been a great car, if money was no problem.
I rode Timothy’s [our eldest son] Honda VTX 1300 to the Bus Garage yesterday. After arriving home I was worn out physically. I realized something as I was coming home. I was not handling that bike as well as it ought to be handled. I have decided not that I no longer want to get one. If I cannot handle it properly and safely; I sure do not need to be riding one.
Instead I will dream of a Mustang GT convertible. 🙂 That will not be too high on the priority scale; probably at the bottom of the list. Oh yeah, and that is with a manual transmission.
There is nothing comfortable about a Mustang, but it sure would be fun to drive, and the top down would still give me that out in the air feeling, that comes from riding a motorcycle.
Craziness on the banks of Flat Creek.