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    Croz rides a Harley!

    Today's Herald (25 January) has a comment on A29 written by Graeme Crosby about rider training. Like many of us he stopped riding during the family years, but when he started again, it wasn't on a Suzuki but a Harley!

    It's a good article, but I can't find a link on the Herald website. I'll have another look later and scan it if it's still missing.

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    Was in the ODT last week but just looked like some more preaching from a born again so never read it.

    https://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/older-...-testing-shows

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    He seems to be featured in Ride Forever TV ads lately? I was half asleep at the time but I seem to recall something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berries View Post
    Was in the ODT last week but just looked like some more preaching from a born again so never read it.

    https://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/older-...-testing-shows
    Yeah, that's it. Might get through to someone, but most of the target audience probably don't know who he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    Yeah, that's it. Might get through to someone, but most of the target audience probably don't know who he is.
    who is he?

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    He did that money or the bag thing didn't he?

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    I had some of his signature boots and saddle bags in the 80's. Sold them about 10 years back as they were just gathering dust - got good money as a couple chaps were bidding on them for their period correct motorcycle collection.

    Side note - WTF is it with born again riders and Harleys? So they haven't ridden for 20 years or so and go buy one of the heaviest bikes around (real 'Merican Iron).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    I had some of his signature boots and saddle bags in the 80's. Sold them about 10 years back as they were just gathering dust - got good money as a couple chaps were bidding on them for their period correct motorcycle collection.

    Side note - WTF is it with born again riders and Harleys? So they haven't ridden for 20 years or so and go buy one of the heaviest bikes around (real 'Merican Iron).
    If you buy a new one you get an instant social calendar and circle of friends, heaps of people to go riding with, and tons of events to go to.

    I keep saying this too: the modern ones I have ridden have been great to ride. quick enough to beat traffic, comfortable to sit on, and within their parameters decent brakes and suspension action. The other thing is this: I saw nearly 200 indicated on my way to work the other morning (yes, running late) and riding a Harley does not encourage that sort of stupidity on her Majesty's highways. Good for licence retention, not to mention life retention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    who is he?
    He was a pretty decent racer in his day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post

    Side note - WTF is it with born again riders and Harleys? So they haven't ridden for 20 years or so ...
    It makes sense really.

    you havent ridden in decades, you want a new bike but are concerned about being exposed to the speed and performance improvements that comes with progress and development, so you buy a new bike that has the handling and performance of the bikes from decades ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    who is he?
    Haha, well he wasn't much of a sidecar man, but then the amount of times that guy Spyda must have mentioned his name at recent classic events I imagine he dreams of him in his sleep.
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    wasnt Crosbys Motorcycles. (that later became red baron in auckland) a HArley Dealer in the early 90's?

    and i am pretty sure i remember Graham helping someone out with a 883 when they had the 883 race class is nx, he may have even owned the bike,

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    the modern ones I have ridden have been great to ride. quick enough to beat traffic...
    From experience, they are normally the ones holding up traffic in lane 2a...
    Wobbling about and revving their farty-noise generators to get tin-tops to move out of their way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    If you buy a new one you get an instant social calendar and circle of friends, heaps of people to go riding with, and tons of events to go to.

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    Not that I want a harley but all that sounds like good fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    If you buy a new one you get an instant social calendar and circle of friends, heaps of people to go riding with, and tons of events to go to.
    AND you get to irritate a lot of people just by the fact you own one!
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