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Old 06-16-2006, 09:54 AM   #94
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Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Tucson/Chicago
Oddometer: 37
We3--thanks and glad to be part of the 'argument'! Wouldn't enjoy it any other way!

Entering the motorcycle universe via a Triumph (vs the 'expected' midlife HD route) has its benefits...for one, ease of handling and motoring for a beginner. Second, the nostalgia trip for brit bikes is different and, dare I say, tres hipper from an urban perspective.

Suburban HD-riding neighbors and friends, who profess condescending amusement at my purchase of the Scrambler, want to know when I plan to "step up to the real thing".

Well, now that I have the modern retro bike, my eyes are firmly set on experiencing the real thing---getting my hands on an old Norton Commando or BSA Lightning.

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