As I mentioned previously, I will be working with my buddy Bret who runs Glass From the Past down south in Portland Oregon. I met Bret while he was racing OMRRA/WMMRA Vintage class years ago while I was volunteering at Spokane Raceway Park. Occasionally, he ended up sleeping on my couch instead of partying in the pits all night.
A few weeks ago, I provided Brett with a Guzzi Tonti frame for him check and verify fitment of tanks and seats that he is making for sale. Bret must have been bored this afternoon because he too is now trying to figure out the right seat cowl for the bike
OK. Admit it. You’re vain.
Motorcycles are extensions of us and they transmit a clear statement of our style and sensibilities. Particularly, we project our identities and social ideals to other motorcyclists. We frequently size each other up be it style, experience, or general attitude before we’ve even said hello. Frankly, were like a bunch of tropical birds – every color, every variety….all different species in the same family. I have always speculated that a well considered anthropological study of the social trends and behaviors of the American motorcyclist could yield a wonderful model, if not a predictive tool for every stripe of human interaction. Then again, I could be full of shit, as I frequently am.
Me? I like the old stuff. The more stylish and serviceable, the better.