Gowing wrote:Your a lucky man. It’s cold up in the pacific northwest. To cold to ride for me. Beautiful country in Texas.
I would like to winter down there. Your bike looks great, glad she ran well for you.
Thank you for your kind words. I did not do a "holy" imaculant restore. I don't have the temperament to work that hard to get it in like new condition. But for me she is a beautiful bike, my first bike that I bought as a bunch of parts with a seized engine.
I've only been riding for 3 yrs, I'm 65. When I found those ranch roads where very few cars come I thought I found heaven.
Originally, I bought her to rebuild for my older brother, but he did not want it. So I offered it to my son...he did not want it either. So, since it was a restore project, (my first ) Idecided to put her back together while thinking if i wanted to chance riding her.
The day i started her i was hooked. She has some of my blood, sweat, anguish and tears on her. Who knows, maybe I'll have her buried by my side when I die.
I'm very pleased with what you said about me and Ole blue. You have done me proud.
If you ever git out to West Texas you can bunk at my casa.
You lifted my spirits today friend.
Kenneth Wayne Ratcliff
San Angelo, Texas