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Just a quick hello and a little background. About 4 years ago I had the opportunity to purchase a 1975 XLH. I new nothing about bikes and had never ridden anything other than a trail bike when I was a kid growing up in New Jersey. Since I bought it from a friend, he let me take it home and since it was still legal, he said I could ride it for a while before I decided whether to buy it or not. We live out in the country where it is pretty quiet.

Well, took it down the road and the first thing I did was run into a fence trying to turn left from a stop. Next, I dropped it in my gravel driveway and burned my leg because I was wearing shorts. My wife said I had to buy it now.

I took the MSF course at the local college and over the winter I restored the bike. This included a top end rebuild, paint, powder coat and some rechroming. The bike gets a lot of attention now and does well in the local shows.

A couple of years ago my wife decided to start riding and bought a new 2005 XL883C over the summer. By now I was starting to realize the limitations of my ride, and wanted to ride farther and longer. I picked up my new 2005 Softail Deluxe back in September.

My OLDXL now stays local and I will continue to show it.

BTW great forum. I have learned a lot about my new toy in the tech forums.:thanks:

Frank
 

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:welcome: to the forum
 

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Hey...yer just up the road...:welcome:
 

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Thanks for the welcome.

Yep. I'm not too far. I can hit Dulles airport in about 75 mins. Is that the Potomac river you're swimming in?:laugh:

We will probably do Rolling Thunder in May.
 

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:welcome: to the forum. Post up often and enjoy!
 

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:welcome: to the forums. Post up some pics of those scoots you got and congrats on the new one. :Banadance
 

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Welcome!

I grew up in Hedgesville. I moved from there in 1993 when I was 16. :wavey:

is Berkeley Plaza with the old movie theatre still there? or did they finally tear down that decrepit old shopping center?

I used to work at the theatre.
 

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Hello jpilone.

Yes the "sticky floor" (as my kids call it) movie theatre is still in Berkeley Plaza. They now have some competition since the big name theatres have moved into the neighborhood, but they are the best deal in town. I moved here in March of 1995. We lived across from the Warm Springs Eatery for about a year and a half until we built our house. Yes the Eatery is still there too. A lot of the old shopping centers are being rejuvenated to accomodate the rapid growth. There's not too much real estate left on Foxcroft Ave. I saw the same thing happen while I was growing up in northern NJ. By the time I was old enough to think about buying a house, a decent home in a nice area was hard to find, let alone afford. I hope the local government can get a handle on things before it's too late. :huh:

We moved here at a good time.
 

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I may move back to Hedgesville in a few years. a good childhood friend of mine has informed me that he would be happy to sell me a few acres to build a house next to his (he has about 50 acres of old farm land that his father used to farm on).

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Hello jpilone.

Yes the "sticky floor" (as my kids call it) movie theatre is still in Berkeley Plaza. They now have some competition since the big name theatres have moved into the neighborhood, but they are the best deal in town. I moved here in March of 1995. We lived across from the Warm Springs Eatery for about a year and a half until we built our house. Yes the Eatery is still there too. A lot of the old shopping centers are being rejuvenated to accomodate the rapid growth. There's not too much real estate left on Foxcroft Ave. I saw the same thing happen while I was growing up in northern NJ. By the time I was old enough to think about buying a house, a decent home in a nice area was hard to find, let alone afford. I hope the local government can get a handle on things before it's too late. :huh:

We moved here at a good time.
 

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well fellas we should start a eastern panhandle WV thread see how many are from around here

im like 10 miles south of you
and welcome to the forum
 

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Yes, Dave E, it would be a good idea to find out how many of us "panhandlers" are out there. I'll bet there are more than a few. My wife and I are members of the Williamsport MD HOG group.


jpilone,I don't think you would be sorry, especially if you're planning on a family.

I guess we should stick to motorcycles for now. Ive been riding to work up until this past week or so since it's been consistantly down around freezing. The 15 minute ride is a little cold in the morning, but worth the 30 minute ride after work.

I can't stay off of that damn bike.
 
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