My first bike was a new 1969 XLCH Sportster. I paid $1700.00 cash for it right off the floor. I rode for about three years and sold it for $1000.00 and two highly collectible rifles. A Model 37A single shot full choke 12 gauge shotgun and a Winchester .22 caliber lever action rifle with scope. I then bought a Yamaha RTB360 and took to the trails. I rode for about another three years. I then married and put all this behind me (for awhile). I traded the Yamaha for a Sun (tube type) guitar amplifier and a Fender electric guitar. My wife and I have two great children. They have grown and struck out on their own. I worked for a coal company for twenty-three years and was laid off due to the "soft demand for coal". This was about ten years ago. I have a 2003 Heritage Classic ordered. It is supposed to be delivered the first week in September. I sat on the demo and I can not describe how good it felt. It has been about twenty-seven years since I have really done any riding. Has anything changed on the road since the middle seventies? I know the bikes have changed a great deal, ESPECIALLY the cost.