- Dec 20, 2005
Once I asked a lady at a mushroom fueled beer blow out in PEI if the chair seat heights were normal ( seemed low to me ) .... she replied what’s normal , been pondering that for more than 40 years ....
Great postI met my wife at a dance waaay back in 1973. The next day was our first date. I showed up at her house on my purple metal flake Combat not knowing if her parents would allow a sweet 17 year old girl to hop aboard for her inaugural ride. Thankfully they were in bed as they both worked nights. Away we went for a nice tour of Washington State's Whidbey Island. We stopped at South Whidbey State Park and had a picnic lunch of fire roasted hotdogs and generic cola. She must have enjoyed it as not only are we still together 46 years later, but we still do a lot of riding though not too much on the Norton as it seems to have shrunk over the years. Today I asked her what she liked about that first ride. I expected to hear something about how well I handled the bike, the lean no frills approach to motorcycling that Norton embraced, or even something concerning my rugged swarthy good looks. Nope. She liked the subtle low speed vibration. She found the sensation "interesting". 46 years of false self delusion on my part. Hmm. Shake, rattle, bounce, and roll you bad boy mechanical vibrator. Once you're confident that all is well with your new ride look for someone to share the experience with. Giddyup!