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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-24-2004, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Someday... Pic from Vegas

FINALLY got around to loading up some pics from my Vegas trip last year. Rented this Night Train for a day and tooled around Red Rock Canyon and some other places. Unreal time, and I highly recommend the experience to anyone that lost all their money the night before and needs to get some fresh air.

BTW - this has long been my favorite HD. Aside from dragging pipes around the corners, it was a blast to ride. Wouldn't mind having one in my stable someday (sans poser skull stickers of course)

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FINALLY got around to loading up some pics from my Vegas trip last year. Rented this Night Train for a day and tooled around Red Rock Canyon and some other places. Unreal time, and I highly recommend the experience to anyone that lost all their money the night before and needs to get some fresh air.

BTW - this has long been my favorite HD. Aside from dragging pipes around the corners, it was a blast to ride. Wouldn't mind having one in my stable someday (sans poser skull stickers of course)

That is all.
Nice bike!! Beautiful pic Tell us more about the bike and the trip.

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-24-2004, 06:23 PM
 
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Awesome Pic, Hopefully I get a chance to experience some thing like that someday.
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Here's a quick recap (since I'm not as eloquent as our sport touring crowd with the recaps - and it was over a year ago)

I rented a Heritage Softail and a Fatboy about 5 years ago when I was in Maui. Had the time of my life and did some serious exploring. Learned that it was the BEST way to enjoy a vacation when time and funds permitted.

This particular trip the tables were unkind - and my liver was begging for an afternoon off - so I hit the yellow pages and called up Eagle Riders (just off the strip). They were super cool, and the girls that worked there should have been very wealthy strippers.

Anyway, they cut me a deal on the Night Train ($75 for the day) and gave me some maps and ideas about where to ride. Other than it being stoopid hot outside (like 120deg on the blacktop), it was perfect. Put a little over 200miles on it, and got to see some really cool sights in the process.

The roads were mint, some nice canyons and twisties out there. Had to look out for rattle snakes sunning themselves on the road, and the signs posted about wild donkeys were more than a little amusing. Hardly any traffic outside of town, and I'll admit that there's something about the hum of an HD that makes you feel like a man.

The Night Train (aside from looking pretty badass) was a fun bike. The drag bars took a little getting used to as it wanted to flop over in the slow speed turns - but once you got the hang of it you felt like regular biker trash. Nice torquey cruiser that in some strange way made you understand why people refinance their houses to buy one.

Finished off the ride going up and down the strip trying to pick up girls that I wouldn't have to pay to sleep with - to no avail. Next time I'll do more burnouts to impress em.

All in all, I hope everyone gets the pleasure. HD is really good about renting bikes - and there seriously is no better way to get out and enjoy a vacation. Especially when the chips are down.

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Underdog should write articles for a magazine or something like that.
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Friend of mine bought a Freight Train(as I like to call it)......what a waste of money.....I drove it home for him as he'd been drinking.....your feet vibrate right OFF the pegs! How the hell can anyone think that's fun?

Anywho, looks like a great place to see some sites.
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Friend of mine bought a Freight Train(as I like to call it)......what a waste of money.....I drove it home for him as he'd been drinking.....your feet vibrate right OFF the pegs!
You think that vibrates. That's a balanced engine. Try a 1949 Panhead.......pure heaven.

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Friend of mine bought a Freight Train(as I like to call it)......what a waste of money.....I drove it home for him as he'd been drinking.....your feet vibrate right OFF the pegs! How the hell can anyone think that's fun?

Anywho, looks like a great place to see some sites.
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