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Best but least expensive for daily 44 mile one-way commute

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Sprout Aug 11, 2013. 4 Replies

I really want a Sportster Iron 883 or some other sportster but I don't know if that could handle working that hard that often (Bradenton to Tampa and back every day). Also, one of the first things I…Continue

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Do you own a bike now or still dreaming?
Own--living the dream!
If you do own a bike, what make, model and year?
2013 Sportster Iron 883

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Lizards on My Ride

Posted on November 10, 2013 at 2:46pm 0 Comments

Not long ago, just after I bought my Iron 883, I was on I-75 and noticed a gecko clinging to one of my cables for his dear life. I watched as, one leg at a time, he lost his grip, until I pulled over and tried to convince him that jumping all over my body wasn't going to improve his life expectancy any. Eventually, he hopped to freedom and safety.

This morning, I got outside and another gecko was sitting on my bike. "Another gecko" ... wouldn't that be amazing? If the very same gecko…


Another Step Closer

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 4:14pm 0 Comments

Finished the riding course today. Passed the written with 100% but didn't ace the riding test so I didn't get the free t-shirt. I did, however, put down a $650 deposit toward the down payment. Next payday, I'll pay the rest and ride my bike off the lot.

The Long Road

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 3:46pm 0 Comments

I remember way back in 1987 when I'd just graduated high school and had every intention of selling my Honda Civic so I could buy me one o' them Harley Sportster 883's for $2,999. The car was totalled in a storm so that never happened.

In the mid-1990's, I bought a used Kawasaki KZ CSR 650 that I loved a great deal. I had a learner's permit and rode it everywhere, waiting for an opening in a Rider's Course. Those are rare in Michigan. I got into one but on day one there was a…


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At 9:55am on September 13, 2015, Mark Daniel said…

Happy Birthday!

At 4:28am on November 6, 2013, COLONEL RON ROOK USMC [RETIRED] said…

Jay: Looking forward to riding with you and you lovely bride soon!



At 5:28pm on September 13, 2013, Kayle Wiggins said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAY!!!!!! Hope it's Awesome! Come back in and see us soon!

At 10:56pm on September 9, 2013, John Bailey said…

Jay -

Brays was okay (stopped there many times) but Green's at 10 Mile and Orchard lake in Farmington was the original Greasy Spoon!!

You got your ride yet?? 

Looks like I might be trading my 2007 Flstc in for an RV and a job next summer in Alaska. Had a bike since 1965, can't believe I'm going to be  without one...

Kidd Rock and ZZ Top tore up Milwaukee , hope you get to see them in Tampa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


At 9:59pm on August 30, 2013, Coyotee Carol said…

I got one thing to say for you Jay...perseverance pays off.  I'm glad you are now finally living the dream.  Many happy miles to you!

At 7:35am on August 21, 2013, Barry Shapiro said…


welcome to the Old Town Chapter Bike Community!  Please feel free to browse our riding and event calendars. www.oldtownhog.com









At 9:19am on August 12, 2013, Kayle Wiggins said…

Thank you so much!!! :) :) :)

At 7:55am on July 9, 2010, Lori Muldoon said…
I have an Iron 883 need to sell!!
At 10:09am on July 8, 2010, Bryan York said…
Hi Jay welcome to the biker community stop by Gulf coast Harley Davidson in New Port Richey this weekend we have a free BBQ every saturday and Sunday have a great week Bryan

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