Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Maple Ridge,BC, Canada
Maple Ridge, BC Canada
I'm Linda. At 45yrs I had never even touched a motorcycle. It was on the "to do" list. I got up one morning by myself, went to a Harley dealer & without even sitting on it I bought a 2001 883 Sportster. I had some one ride it to my house & signed up for lessons that day. I rode the Sporty till 2003 when I got a 2000 Heritage Softail. Fabulous bike! Rode hard, rode about 9000 miles in a 6 - 8 month season.
Then one day.......6 blocks from home a Dodge cargo van made a mistake & took me down. Left leg ankle to knee shattered wide open, right collar bone snapped like a wish bone. You'd all be proud, no crying!!!! That's right, had the rescue crew fetch my cell from my bike, push #10 & called the best bodily injury lawyers we have here.
After a long physical recovery, psychologically even longer. A divorce. I realized I needed, wanted to ride again. My brother rides a 2005 Roadstar 1700. He encouraged me to get a Vstar 1100. After searching, I walked into a dealer last week & there he was....2008 Vstar 1100 Silverado, 4000 mi & $5000.00 worth of extras. A repo. $6995.00 Again, I did'nt even sit on it. "Here's a deposit" I'll be back. Picked him up, my brother rode him for me. Got on the next evening, wow, nervous!!!! but once I got out of the parking lot it all started to come back to me. Went out yersterday for 3 hrs with my brother. Felt good. I love the bike and hope to have at least the next 10 yrs on him.. oh yeah, I'm now 54.
Anyone else in the lower mainland of BC out there?