Sunday, July 10, 2011

Old Is New

I rode with my friend Steve from Scooter In the Sticks this weekend. We put on a few miles.

Steve rides a Vespa most days, but today he had a Triumph Scrambler on loan from Kissel Motor Sports.

When I was looking for that first bike four years ago, the Scrambler topped my list. It's simple design embodied what I was looking for in a motorcycle. It still does.

But that classic boxer engine of the old BMWs won out.


Steve Williams said...

It didn't take me long to figure out your ploy in this post, your subtle way to support your airhead rationalization...

You didn't photograph the Triumph so those bright, shiny, noble high pipes glimmered in the picture. You tried to show the Scrambler in a subdued manner to support the drab look of the BMW.

The Scrambler is a perfectly simple and utilitarian motorcycle. The more I ride the more I like.

And it starts everytime I press the starter button. Imagine what like would be like for you if that were true for you as well!

It was great riding with you. We need to do it again -- this time north.

Steve Williams
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RichardM said...

Now the truth comes out that Steve is attracted to bright, shiny things on motorcycles.

@Steve Williams And as long as you have fuel, spark and compression, an airhead will start. You don't have to wait 'til the computer says that it's okay...