Monday, 13 June 2011

Road Trips

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

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