Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Westminster Maryland
Another rookie experience !
Hey DC rider and Critter, I'm in Maryland and see some of the same things, my lady and I were out shopping for some new boots on Saturday near Westminster, for the last stop of the day, we had stopped at the Victory dealer on 140, As we are pulling in and shutting down, a rider with just street cloths on and a new helmet is sitting on a new Victory model, basic sport bike, no goodies, he was warming up I guess, anyway I noticed something after his first two attempts to take off, he was dropping the clutch and killing it, so after several restarts and him shifting back to neutral, I said you can start it with the clutch held in partner, I got a real confused look from the poor rookie. We had already secured our helmets in my trunk, and as we walked past this guy, he's finally moving, dragging both feet on the parking lot, almost fell over even with his feet already on the ground, my lady is an experienced backseater, she don't ride herself, she says this guy is going to get killed, so we both stopped by the door and watched him take off, he made it ! I didn't hear him shift either, just high rpm's, now this bike was a big VTwin job, I'm thinking 1200cc or maybe bigger, kind of like our Raiders. I can only hope this guy made it home ok and is attending some kind of class. I know it's not the dealers responsibility to insure the customers experience but it makes me wonder sometimes when people bite off way more than they can chew. We were in the shop for quite some time, and I never heard any siren's in the area, hmmm I guess he made it.
We ride with the Westminster Star chapter 463, if you interested in some rides get in touch.
As you probably know, we have several brands of bikes Including a new Victory machine in awesome Red, full dressed with everything but a microwave.
07 Stratoliner S with MS Batwing, MS lowers, Buck lowers, custom large trunk rack, King tourpack trunk, air horn, See me Now tail light and headlight pulser mods. Led lighting all over. Night rider tail light setup on the trunk.