Showing posts from March, 2010

Red or Black

We've been a mixed marriage for three years now, her and her HD and me and my Blackbird. I had a knee-jerk reaction to her attraction to the 1200L but have warmed up to it after 7000 miles. On a whim we stopped by a Honda dealer while out of town and I had her throw a leg over the new Shadow Phantom, Big Red's attempt at garnering the same female demo that HD's after, and she liked it a lot.

Now 750 cc's are no match for the torque of the twelve, but that's no matter to her. I'm attracted to the idea of paying half as much for tune ups and accessories and for the fact that it's a Honda. She's yet to ride one - we'll go down to Vegas and try one on (we won't deal with the local Honda shop anymore).

We hit the road for Vegas Saturday mid-morning when temps got past 50 Fahrenheit. The cruise through the Virgin River Gorge is always a highlight of any trip west for us, especially to sin city since there's very little else to consider when slabbing…