Yesterday I received my May edition of ON and while browsing the articles I took note of the editorial titled "He's not happy!".
I take exception to our friends comments.
When my wife turned 60 almost 4 years ago she indicated she wanted to learn to ride and to purchase her own bike. She signed up for a local bike course and bless her heart she did well and eventually purchased her first bike.
Now we get out when we can but for the most part it is day trips limited in length because she just doesn't feel capable of extended rides and I can respect that. Heck, I'm just thrilled that she participates.
We plan on attending the Oregon Rally and we will be hauling our bikes in our trailer behind our motor coach. We've been across the USA and Canada in this fashion and it is a great way to see the country and enjoy biking. It affords us the ability to travel in comfort.
The purpose of a Rally on a National scale is to be inclusive of all genres of riders; dirt bikers, road bikes, touring bikes, day trippers and of course Iron-Butt'ers. No one group should be excluded and no matter how you get to the Rally, the important thing is that you participate.
Our bikes are NOT "bum" candy. We enjoy them to the level of our physical limitations and to suggest that they are is B.S. Shame on you!!
cbcK1200S - Colin