David's 2001 H-D Road Glide
2001 H-D Sportster
1994 Honda Shadow VLX
In 2003, we bought a Cycle-Mate
CM1000 motorcycle trailer to carry our gear.
Here we are stopped at Ozark Harley-Davidson in Missouri.
only option is the spare tire and bracket
Marcia have both been riding for quite a while. David got
his motorcycle license in 1968. His first motorcycle was a
1968 Suzuki 305, two stroke twin, bought in early spring of
1971. As a
"struggling college student" and not being able to
afford a car and a bike, that was sold at the end of the same
After college graduation and a year of work behind him, he
bought a 1973 Kawasaki Mach III. It was a two stroke
triple and was a screamer! In 1976, that was sold and a
brand new Honda CB-750F was purchased.
Marcia got her motorcycle license in 1977. She came
from a motorcycle family. Both of her parents had bikes
and all four of her siblings were also licensed while still living
"home on the farm."
We were married in 1978, and in 1982, with a growing family, the Honda was sold, leaving
us without a bike. It took fifteen years for that to
change. In 1997, our son, then 14, asked if he could have
a dirt bike. We compromised by buying a pair of enduros.
We figured David and David, Jr. could ride together off-road and
David and Marcia could use them on-road. That summer, we
became the owners of a 1993 Yamaha XT-225
(Serow) and a 1994
As David, Jr's lifestyle outgrew the enduro and we realized
that they weren't the most comfortable thing to ride for any
length of time, we started looking for some road bikes. In
July 2000, we bought Marcia a 1994 Honda
Shadow 600 VLX Deluxe and, the next month, David got a 1998 Honda Shadow
Spirit 1100. The bug was back. After only six months
of ownership, the Honda 1100 was sold and replaced by a 2001
Harley-Davidson Road Glide in vivid black. We sold
both enduros and bought a 1987 Honda Rebel for our two daughters
to learn on. Later that summer, Marcia took delivery of a 2001
H-D Sportster 883 Custom in white pearl, keeping the VLX
for David, Jr.
Since then, the girls decided that motorcycling wasn't in
their immediate future. We sold the Rebel in 2006 and our
"fleet" was down to three. Actually, we bartered
it away. A good friend helped us install the kitchen and
bathroom at the cottage and that was his pay! After a series of
events and some soul searching, we decided that our life style
was changing. We found ourselves riding less and less, so
in the spring of 2008, we sold our last three bikes
and invested in a "toy car".
When we owned a motor home, we bought this trailer to take the
bikes with us.
When we sold our bikes we decided to keep the trailer because it
has served so many other purposes, like moving our kids and
other family and friends. It is a Timberwolf R612, 12' enclosed utility trailer. Some of it's
Ramp rear door
It's shown here behind our 2002 Chevy 3/4 ton
1987 Honda Rebel
1998 Honda Shadow Spirit
1994 Suzuki DR-350
1993 Yamaha XT-225
1976 Honda CB-750F
1973 Kawasaki Mach
1968 Suzuki 305