The one ride down the trace we went past the OHV parking area. Actually thought about pulling in to look at some of the vehicles. We have been trying for 4 years to get our daughter and her husband to take their sand rails down there. Christy drives hers to work and the vendors love to be taken out for lunch in it.
I am amazed at how many people have the Harley Davidson syndrome. They want one so bad they can taste it and then they buy one. What do they do with them? They clean and polish them, set them out in their driveway, ride to the coffee shop all leathered up wearing a do-rag and tell tales about all of the great rides they want to do. Then after a few years they sell it for peanuts with less than a thousand miles on it. My good friend who I built the 23 T roadster for finally acquiesced to my harangues and got a license plate for it. His dream for years was to get the roadster and drive it to the show in Duquoin, IL (which is going on this weekend) and to the frog follies in Evansville, IN pulling his teardrop camper. Well he is at the Duquoin show but went there with his son in his son's car. But he has a 23 T roadster! As for the frog follies show which is one of the largest car shows in the nation he will be going with his multi-millionaire brother in little brothers newest Ford pickup with every option available except the diesel. My friend had to have the tear drop camper so he bought one new. Does he use it? Heck no as he cannot crawl in and out of it, BUT he has one sitting in front of his house. He has taken it places but sleeps in a chair under a tarp strung out from the tear drop. I built his a 3 wheel auto-cycle from a cherry 1976 Kawasaki Venture. Had he licensed it or drove it? NO!. But he has one. He has a Mazda Miata that he had to have. Top has never been put up on it and the hardtop he had to have has never been on it. I will say that in the 16+ years he has owned it he had driven it about 1500 miles. But he has one. He has a nice Dodge pickup that he actually uses a bit and the farthest he has driven it is to my place when he brought the stuff for me to make the auto-cycle. But he has one. He had to have a Toyota Echo and his wife actually uses it. Then he had to have a Pontiac Vibe and he drives it. When his brother bought a 23 T roadster body over in KY my friend went to get it. I told him to drive the Dodge but he said he could get the body in the Vibe. YEAH RIGHT! So he hauled it back to Carbondale strapped on top of the Vibe. I laughed at his remembering how I have told him numerous times to put a twist or two in those ratchet straps. Well he remembered it a very few miles from home. The strap flutter drove them nuts for 200 miles. HA HA!
His brother is just as bad, he lives in MO. and has a huge building full of project vehicles. But he has them. He has a cherry 47 Chevy pickup with a 54 Corvette blue flame 6 cylinder complete with the multiple carbs. He has all of his cars on rollers so he can get to the one he wants to look at. He did have a harley that he and one of his friends rode to Alaska and back. That cured his mythical American Dream.
Yes the Harley Davidson syndrome is a true disease and as Steve can tell you the fairer sex is infected also but do not get enough miles between polishing to actually know how to drive one.
Rod, I am glad you and all of the other people on this forum do not suffer from the syndrome. Well Dusty does if you do not count the thousands of miles he puts on in a year.
Think I will try to talk Estella into going for a ride this evening. I need a quart of paint to paint the mower deck on the Allis-Chalmers tractor. Maybe the mud road will be near dry.