Wednesday, November 21, 2007

NH Flathead

My dad's friend Mike was over today. He is from New Hampshire. Mike collects old bikes. He recently bought 3 Indians we had here in storage. Anyway he brought a couple of bikes down with him today. One of which was a 1946 Harley Davidson Flathead.

The bike was just about all original except the fenders! It was a cool bike. My dad came up to my office and said "Jod, you have to come ride this bike!"

Outback the bike was already running. It was a jockey shift with a foot clutch AND the front brake was on the opposite side of the handlebars. Definitely rearranges everything you know about riding a bike. but nothing a Perewitz couldn't handle, right!

So I got on the bike and got a short lesson about it and off I went around the parking lot. It wasn't that hard to ride at all! When I got off Kory jumped on and took it for a spin. Both of us agreed that it was easier than Franks's Bobber that we built.

It sure is a cool bike and fun to ride.... Could one like this be in store for Perewitz? Maybe a goal could be the cover of The Horse magazine? That's one I don't think we have ever been on...

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