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This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:13 pm
by tom84std
I'm kinda chuckling inside remembering the old movie "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner".
I'm a middle aged grandfather. Single, not really looking. Part of the reason I'm not really looking is because I choose to build English bikes inside my house. Most females wouldn't tolerate this and at my age I really don't care. My kitchen floor is ruined from the welding, but it's MY floor and MY kitchen and I don't care.
I met a gal the other day. Lord she's beautiful. Full figured*, long hair and she dresses very well. Well, she rides a bike and hangs in a gang of riders. Her's is in the shop right now being repaired, so neither of us have seen the others' bike. I've seen pictures of hers. 1988 Harley FXsomethingwhatyacallit. Turns out all her friends are Harley people too. She wants to meet me and ride with me. She wants me to meet her in a little pub just down the road from where I live on some "bike night" in a few days.

It's kinda funny really. I picture myself riding my three decade old Japanese rice burner and parking it amongst a herd of $30,000 status symbols ridden by tattooed leather clad lawyers and clerks, walking up and saying "WELL HOWDY!" You meet the nicest people on a Honda.

Wonder how this will end?



*"Full Figured" meaning really large, well shaped bre........ Well you know.

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:32 pm
by riffraff
Well you can be sure that the odds are against any of their bikes would be running or rideable at 30 years old. Also remind them your wing was built here in the good old USA! :lol:

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:53 am
by RoadRogue
if you ask me " full figured" is worth a little razzing from the crowd, most are decent folks at heart.Those that arent are not worth your time. 8-)

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:58 am
by riffraff
Full figured keeps ya warm and cozy in the cold winter nights!+ :D

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:20 am
by Pam
I second what Rifraff anf the Road Rouge said :mrgreen:

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:23 am
by Pam
Also forgot to mention that is a little bit is good , Lots should be better

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:10 am
by maestro319
Now that you have "piqued" our interest, be sure to let us know how it turns out. You just might make a bunch of new friends and riding buddies. Good luck and enjoy!!

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:18 pm
by WA9FWT
Now you just have to let us all know how this turns out. I have a feeling this is qoing to be very interesting.

But good luck any way !..... No matter what !

WA9FWT Phil

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:40 pm
by 1grouch2u
What's up with the "full-figured" ladies on Harley's? I'm just sayin' 'cuz there's this one chick that works as a dialysis tech over in Sherman (she sometimes substitutes where I go- in Bonham). She seems cool straight up- but apparently a lot of her ridin' buds are law enforcement... but seems she gravitated to the Harley because of the low seating position I think she said- almost forgot my point though: dude be super careful around there on Thursday nights. I'm from Dallas and that's traditionally "bike night" and you'll see a lot of idiots out at that time, and you could get in trouble if you're not more careful than usual even.

I hope your rendezvous rocks bro, hope to hear a glowing report!

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:41 am
by Possum51
riffraff wrote:Well you can be sure that the odds are against any of their bikes would be running or rideable at 30 years old. Also remind them your wing was built here in the good old USA! :lol:
I ride a GL1200 and love it, Rode harley's until I got it, just to let ya know, 60% of all harley's now on the rode are 20 plus years old. My last one was a 1974 Shovelhead 74cc engine and was purring like a sewing mechine when I sold it. Just saying..... :D

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:20 am
by thrasherg
74cc!! That's quite a beast, did you have to mix 2.stroke oil with the gas for it! :lol:

Just pulling your chain!!

Gary

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:14 pm
by Possum51
thrasherg wrote:74cc!! That's quite a beast, did you have to mix 2.stroke oil with the gas for it! :lol:

Just pulling your chain!!

Gary
Sometimes I thought I might have too....lol

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:45 pm
by Mag
Ok, even though more full figured, and there is always a different size for everything....more cushion for the push-in....and as long as we get to spend time with someone, as long as we are happy, that is what it is, as long as she does not pull the "it is me or the bike" line, we are ok, ya?

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:29 am
by dagodave
Surely riding a bike is the best bit sometimes brand don,t matter if i see a biker with a a problem i don,t ignore them cos they are on a Harley Triumph or what have you. As to girls i like em comfortable, skinny aint happy for me you make your choice and happy Skinny or larger it don,t matter as long as you are both happy. Just ride happy Dagodave

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:44 am
by riffraff
If I had a sewing machine that sounded like a harley I'ld be looking for a new machine they're not supposed to go potato-potato. Just mmmmmmmmm! Kidding to each his or her own! :lol:

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:16 am
by tom84std
I just called my daughter. I was such a badass father while she went on dates and insisted that she get home by 10:00 PM. I told her I was going out for a date. I asked her how late I could stay out. She laughed! Smells of 90wt grease and oil and gasoline. I sent her a picture of tonight's date. Hawley gal....



Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:06 am
by redial
If her smile is anything to go by, then you are on a winner from the get-go. Good luck for your future.

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:34 pm
by themainviking
Possum51 wrote:
riffraff wrote:My last one was a 1974 Shovelhead 74cc engine and was purring like a sewing mechine when I sold it. Just saying..... :D
I have a 1974 Shovelhead, but mine was a 1200 cc (74 CI) when new ;) . It is now stroked to 96 CI, double plugged heads, two coils, electronic ignition, intake and exhaust ported and polished, balanced lower crank wheels, and everything else imagineable, like oil cooler and Barnett Kevlar clutches. But it still vibrates like a Harley, so I can't ride the sucker more than about 20 minutes before my tendonitis starts to act up. A previous poster thought that Harleys might not still be on the road when they are thirty plus years old, but I still have a 1965 that runs quite nicely. I have friends with 1950s era bikes still on the road - kick start only. There is no stopping the power of human will to keep old machinery running. I applaud those of you who are still riding the 1970s foreign bikes, as parts are exceedingly hard to find as I understand it. The whole world makes parts for old Harleys. And congratulations if that was a successful date, cause that is a good lookin' woman.

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:18 pm
by tom84std
Well I just got home from my first date in 15 years. We spent two and a half hours talking about cars and bikes and growing up and....... I couldn't eat all my Chicken Piccata so I borrowed a bungee from her to strap it to my bike. I came home and put it in the fridge and thought about it all. Called my daughter to tell her I was home. You know how when you meet a person for the first time you just KNOW? There's a chemistry thing that goes off inside and it's like a narcotic. She's exceedingly pretty, nice conversation. I'll see her again, ride with her, probably go on another date, but the chemistry just ain't there. She talked too much for my personal taste and her perfume was a bit on the strong side.

NEXT!

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:11 pm
by riffraff
Ya don't know till ya try. Take her for a second test drive. Her talking might have been first date jitters! ;)

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:15 pm
by WA9FWT
tom84std wrote:Well I just got home from my first date in 15 years. We spent two and a half hours talking about cars and bikes and growing up and....... I couldn't eat all my Chicken Piccata so I borrowed a bungee from her to strap it to my bike. I came home and put it in the fridge and thought about it all. Called my daughter to tell her I was home. You know how when you meet a person for the first time you just KNOW? There's a chemistry thing that goes off inside and it's like a narcotic. She's exceedingly pretty, nice conversation. I'll see her again, ride with her, probably go on another date, but the chemistry just ain't there. She talked too much for my personal taste and her perfume was a bit on the strong side.

NEXT!
The perfume got to you because, you probably were hyperventilating way to much.Beauty will do that too guys :shock:
WA9FWT Phil

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:47 pm
by stator7
Sounds like a nice girl.

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:30 am
by pudd750
riffraff wrote:Well you can be sure that the odds are against any of their bikes would be running or rideable at 30 years old. Also remind them your wing was built here in the good old USA! :lol:
wonder what theyre doing with the Marysville facilities now- using it, or did they bulldoze it like GM did to Oldsmobile

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:40 am
by pudd750
tom84std wrote:Well I just got home from my first date in 15 years. We spent two and a half hours talking about cars and bikes and growing up and....... I couldn't eat all my Chicken Piccata so I borrowed a bungee from her to strap it to my bike. I came home and put it in the fridge and thought about it all. Called my daughter to tell her I was home. You know how when you meet a person for the first time you just KNOW? There's a chemistry thing that goes off inside and it's like a narcotic. She's exceedingly pretty, nice conversation. I'll see her again, ride with her, probably go on another date, but the chemistry just ain't there. She talked too much for my personal taste and her perfume was a bit on the strong side.

NEXT!
sad that people make negatory impressions on others on the 1st date- i do too, i get so nervous and desperate looking - give er a chance i say , you can always bow out ,till a toothbrush shows up at someones house-- many people hate dating because the possibility you cannot wait to get away from the person across the table - course im not real picky , if shes talking i dont have to !

Re: This is gonna be interesting...

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:32 am
by Fatboy46
Possum51 wrote:
riffraff wrote: My last one was a 1974 Shovelhead 74cc engine and was purring like a sewing mechine when I sold it. Just saying..... :D

don't need to add oil to the gas, Harley does that automatically in the combustion chamber..;-)