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"My Story, the Beginning….", well my story as a Harley owner hasn't begun yet but thanks to a cousin of mine in Mississippi, I have the fever bad. While visiting him several weeks ago we attended a Bike Rally at Sam's Town Casino in Tunica. He and three of his buds road their Harleys to the event and I followed in my Truck. After partaking in the days festivities, my cousin Tom, asked if I wanted to ride his bike (late model Fat Boy) back to his house in Nesbitt (approx. 20 miles). He claimed he had had one too many beers but I think he just wanted to set the Harley hook in me. It worked. Two of his friends hadn't had enough so they stayed and it was just his friend Joe and myself on the bikes and Tom following in my truck. I told Joe that I wasn't ready to ride side by side and that I would follow just behind him and to the outside of our lane. We hit the road and all was well for the first mile or so when four other riders caught up with us and decided to ride in formation with us. Thank God the road was relatively straight. I was nervous and pumped up at the same time. Soon we turned off the main highway onto a county road and waved goodbye to our newfound unnamed brethren.
I have ridden several bikes over the years. Large and small street bikes, trail bikes, dirt bikes and full blown racing motocross bikes and nothing has left an impression on me like that short experience on that Fat Boy.
I am a forty year old, married, father of two boys (Tyler 11 & Tucker who turns 4 today). I may never be able to fit a Harley into my lifestyle or budget but I'm going to try. And I'll have to live and experience the ultimate ride through what I read for the time being.
Sorry for being so long winded and thanks for letting me hang out in this forum.

Later Mike E
 

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Welcome to the forum Mike! It sounds like the Harley-hook is sunk deep:)
 

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Welcome aboard,Dega500!

Don't ever give up on the dream of Harley ownership,all good things are worth waiting for.Meanwhile,feel free to jump right in & post,looking forward to what ya have to say!
guido
p.s. Happy Birthday Tucker!!
 

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Welcome aboard, Dega! Some of the guys here might not like this idea but when my OM was in the same predictiment as you, he opted to get a used *** bike first because that was all we could afford. It got his knees in the breeze until he could get that harley!

Remember - life is too short not to start living it today!

Deb
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome. I have not totally ruled out a new or used *** bike just to hold me over but I am also considering an older(10-15 year) Harley. I like to work on my own stuff and wonder if an older bike would make that a little easier. I know it will probably require a little more attention than a newer bike but should be much simpler to work on and save a ton of $ on maintenance costs in the long run.
 

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The bug bit me almost the same way. Welcome aboard, :Dennis.
 
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