Ah. My first thread. Hopefully it won't die a speedy death.
Can anyone out there shed some light on the Hardley phenomenon? It seems to have seeped into the subconscious of American society, and I simply cannot understand why. Now, I don't have anything against them, but why have they gained such a mythic status?
Recently I have had some encounters that have simply left me dumbfounded. When one of the ladies that I work with got a look at my bike, she scowled, puffed a drag off her cigarette and flatly asked 'why didn't you get a Harley'? When I asked her if thats what she had, she calmly explained that she doesn't like motorcycles, but if she did, she would want a Harley. I found this to be incredibly bizarre. So there I was somehow feeling that I had to explain myself. Has this ever happened to anyone else?
A few days later my boss was talking about terminal cancer, and knowing that you are going to die(long story, work with me). He said that if he were in that situation he would party 24/7. A sentiment I could get behind. But then his next line was 'I'd buy a Harley and do nothing but ride and party'. Knowing that he doesn't even ride, I questioned this logic. Why would you get a Harley? His response? He said that he actually didn't know, but 'that's what all guys my age do'.
And then yesterday, while discussing my bike with another co-worker she asks, so is it a Harley? When I asked her why she said that, her response was 'because thats what everyone wants'. When I asked if she rode, she said that her husband and she used to ride but that they didn't have a bike at this time. But, if they did, it would likely be a Goldwing.
So tell me, are we the crazy ones? Am I missing something? Is it more rational than I think to willingly pay $20K+ for 700 lbs of slow moving iron?
Please, I'm begging, somebody help me!!!!!!