Sir Harley-a-lot: I Like Big Bikes and I’ll Probably Die. Boomers are spending more time in trauma centers or caskets because they are buying heavy, powerful Harleys.
It’s the image. They think they are 20-30 years old and still in great physical shape. The fact is, they are not.
This kinda says it all. What a doofus.
“I didn’t realize that motorcycles these days are so much more powerful than when I was a kid,” said Heintschel, 45, a stucco contractor in Escondido. “I thought I was 18 again, but my body didn’t agree.”
Here’s how to reduce the chances of shorteningyour life your your left leg in a wreck.
- Take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) beginning riders course even if you have riding experience.
- Start with a small used bike until your skill leve is ready to take on a big heavy Harley.
- Wear the proper gear: full-face helmet, leather jacket and pants, gloves, and boats.
#1 is usually followed, unless the buyer had a Harley 40 years ago and think they remember everything, which is probably 75% of the time.
#2. Ha. Don’t make me laff. Start small, with some little motorcycle that goes neeeeeeeeee, instead of par-rump, par-rump?
Of course, #3 is just out of the question. The whole deal is to put on your denims, a black Harley tee shirt, a do rag so you can be SEEN.