The Next Generation

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by Dr.Evil, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Dr.Evil

    Dr.Evil Junior Member

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    This morning on my way to work I turned the corner and down shifted in to 2nd and began to wind it out. Just up ahead, stood an 8 year old boy at the end of the driveway waiting for his school bus. He picked up his head and looked my way; he then waved as I roared by, waving back. This just made my day. I hope he doesn’t wait as long as I did.
     
  2. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Great story. I recently had a similar experience and came away with a similar feeling. I could only hope the yougster chooses an HD.

    Bodeen
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Makes you proud to ride American made Iron:p
     
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  4. sprinklerfitter669

    sprinklerfitter669 Junior Member

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    Thats cool, similar thing happened to me.
    I also love how my kids love to hear my bike rumble !
    Hopefully they stick to Harley :s
     
  5. Tramp60

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    Just went on a benefit poker run for the forestry dept. The world head quarters is right next to the zoo. Any how a young lad about 4yrs and his grand ma was walking past and I set him on the scoot. Ruined for life. You're right, does feel good.
     
  6. Gezzer Glide

    Gezzer Glide Active Member Contributor

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    My 2 little boys go nuts when a bike goes by our house. They run to the fence and wave at everyone that goes by. I watch them thinking "Yea..in a few years they will be fighting over who gets to ride on mine":s. It's a good feeling. And they will ride Harleys!
     
  7. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

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    A small gesture of acknowledgment can make any kids day; and mine too.
    After all, we're just bigger kids with a bigger toy.
     
  8. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    I had a similar experience with a school bus. After abut a mile the whole back of the bus was full of the kids waving and smiling watching me ride. Very cool.
     
  9. alto

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    My little grandson ( 3 years old) gets so excited when 'papa' starts or rides the Harley. Often, he and I just sit on the bike, fire it up, and he stretches his little arms to twist the throttle. Even above the sound of the bike, I hear his giggle.
    He'll ride Harley.
     
  10. NYSDEUCERIDER

    NYSDEUCERIDER Active Member

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    It's pretty neat when you see their heads turn when they hear the unmistakable Harley sound! How many generations of us did exactly that? :newsmile061: I always give them a thumbs up and usually a little throttle music!:D
    Back when the other kids were clothespinning their Mickey Mantle baseball cards to clatter against the spokes for a 'motorsickle' sound, my pal Lester and I discovered if you took a big balloon but only partially filled it (they would last longer that way!), you could clip THAT on the fender brace and get a serious 'HARLEY' sound! Blub blub blub blub....

    We also used to attach cut off old chrome sink traps we'd scavenge from the dump, to the frame in the back to resemble chrome pipes! Yeah, we had it bad, and it was good!:worthy