|Ormand Beach, Florida at moonrise|
Things have been a little hectic at Casa de Wilson. Susan wants to keep things as normal as possible and I can understand why.
I've not gone riding in over a week, week and a half maybe. The last long trip I took I knew I was low on air, and filled it up before the trip. Then I rode to work and felt what could only be called a "wobble." It may have been my imagination but no riding till I had the chance to look at it. That finally came this weekend. I was three pounds in pressure under the recommended air pressure. I rode a bit afterward and guess what...no wobble. So it may have been my imagination but I still feel a new front tire is in my near future.
|It's not that tacky.|
So when the opportunity came to visit some of her family who had just moved into the Daytona Beach area, off we went. Our destination was the famed Bruce Rossmeyer's Harley Davidson Dealership.
Frankly neither of us realized exactly how big this place really was. It's a two story building with new and used bikes for sale. Clothing and biker accessories, a tattoo parlor, a hotel, two restaurants and a cafe in the service bay. I'm not forgetting the ice cream parlor, leather store, bike insurance kiosk, etc. In other words, if you're coming for Daytona Bike Week this is the destination.
The marketer in me has to admire their marketing strategy, and even though we did not pick up a Hawaiian shirt for myself (the cheapest was $60 and I'm a cheap bastard). Harley does make some lovely bikes and I was impressed by more than a few. I finally saw the 750 up close and I have to admit it's not that bad looking of a bike.
However I'm not wanting a bike because of the name. If I did I would have bought the the BMW scooters when they first came out. No, the next bike I buy will be well thought out and it maybe another Kymco honestly.
Harley is an American icon however, and Rossmeyer's is full of art, classic models and the history of bikes. I actually wish I had a little more time, I would have loved to spent some more time wondering about and seeing what I could see.
Of course, by the end of that day I would have talked myself into something. But we got away with a cute little shirt for my niece at a fair price. I'm happy with that.
|Some of the Harley Davidson art work on Display|
|Only 14,513 miles on the Odometer, while it is a 51 Harley after all.|