Oh - THAT guy...
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lowell, Oregon, USA
Funny - I ran in to this too! My occupation tends to shall we say, have a bit of ego? I started with my first Goldwing around 23 or so (48 now and had 4) and that was what a few of my friends said.
Until the big group ride where the wife and I were the only ones comfortable for longer than a 30 minute stretch.
Until they saw how much I rode, and enjoyed it, putting miles they only dream about on the bike (I have a couple co-workers who are 'riders' that average maybe 800 miles a year)
Until they found I could out ride them in the twisties because I had a lot of saddle time and knew for a fact what my Wing could and could not do.
Now they ask me advice and questions.
Vote one for year-round riding! Austone Darksider PVT (Passenger Vehicle Tire)
Most recent Wing: 128k+ on the 2000 GL1500 SE (Just totaled) due to being rear-ended...
Current ride (for now) 2015 Triumph Trophy SE
Avatar- 1963 Kenskill trailer
Previous wings: '78GL1000, 13k mile '77 GL1000 (resto at home, neat story!), '81 GL1100 Interstate.
Previous non-wings: CB360T, Suzuki GS550L, Yamaha 650 spcl (first bike!), Silverwing 500, Yamaha Spectre 1100, VFR700F, CB900 Custom.