Introduction - TheStone Presents (-: 27.12.96 :-)
These will not be up forever... I just thought
I'd show you some of my favorite pictures... Yes, yes... now I
have a scanner, I'm flipping out! ... but you know how it is... I'm
bound to get over it soon, so enjoy it while it lasts... :-)
Here is, finally, a color picture of me and my
loved one... My bike has the number plate "THE ONE",
which just about sums it all up... Its the one for me... The one
I dreamt of getting... To the kid in me, this is my favorite toy...
but its even more than that... Its something I have yet to fully
realise ... is mine... all mine...
I got severely screwed up after my bike was stolen in, what they themselves refer to as: "Bandit Country" (North England)... I get very mean feelings just thinking about it... and since then I've had very negative feelings about getting too attached to bikes... The Harley was an attempt to get it back... It was supposed to be the best, the Rolls Royce of motorcycles... but when it was always breaking down and unreliable, and cost a fortune to maintain, it didn't help.
I am a motorcycle man, and will always go back to it, but at the same time, I have become very careful, paranoid even, but a product of my environment. I considered and compared... Motorcycles of the variety I like, cost a lot of money, and to make a mistakes at this level could make a person bankrupt... and I like to be safe... not sorry.
They say, once you own a heavy bike, you got to get a heavier one, there is no going back. I agree. Possibly, if you take an intermission for a few years you can come back, and smaller bikes will have a big feel... but I came straight off a cop bike... so I needed heavy... and impressive... I needed a Shadow. I needed an 1100 Shadow. So the search began... anyway... this is all on my Biking History Page already... so I'll get on with more pictures.
The Snails, who are the biggest biker club in Iceland, last summer had a bike show, and THE ONE was there... among Harleys Kawasakis and the rest... The only Shadow at the show... but a good rep. as I cleaned her up really well before presenting her to PAYING public... yes, there was an entrance fee of $8 USD to get in. A lot of people came...
I took a picture of one of my Icelandic biking viking bros on a custom dream at this show... I have always loved the Chopper form, although I would not like to own one because of the imperfections of home built bikes... center of gravity all over e place, hard to turn on city streets, the lack of adequate testing for safety, and having to maintain it oneself... I've never been able to do anything mechanical... and thats a terrible drawback when owning a motorcycle... but, thats why there are expert mechanics around. I know there exist non crooked ones... although they are just that much harder to find... but when you find them, they will look after you.
For people like me, the low maintenance Shadow is an ideal bike...
This is the picture I just put on the Shadow Pages all over the place... Do you like to be taken for a ride? Well, I sorta did it with this picture... If you click on THIS one, you will see the picture before I edited it... a bit... I can't have the neighbour's car in there... what would he say? So click on this picture to see the unedited original...
In the picture you can see the entrance to my basement... to the left, and our family car (300 Diesel Daimler Benz).