One of the big parts of 7Ages for me was the opportunity to not only build a few unique bikes but to also get plenty of riding time in. In the last 3 weeks I have ridden 4300 miles - firstly 1700 miles from the UK to Croatia and then 2600 miles in the USA.
Its been very interesting comparing the two trips - the first on my custom Shovelhead No.7, and the second on a rented Streetglide. Dealing with the Streetglide first I have said it before and I will say it again, I really think this is the best Harley ever, it does it all with style and comfort, and eating up the miles is a pleasure. The next post on this blog will show how I have customised mine very simply to make it a really nice bagger, and one that I will be proud to ride anywhere.
In respect of No.7, what can I say this is a hand built bike with a brand new engine and for it to do 1700 trouble free miles is a testament to its quality. Being honest its a tough ride and you feel the miles compared to riding the Streetglide, but when you get to the rally - nothing beats posing around on a custom ride.
Anyway here is a video of us all riding through Zion National Park