Saturday, 8 March 2014
Introducing 'The Blighty-Boys'
‘JD’ started riding dirt bikes in the deserts of western Iran at the age of ten whilst there with his ‘expat’ family, by which time he had already contracted the disease commonly known as ‘HOG Fever.’ His infatuation, some would say obsession for Harley-Davidsons has been life-long. Ever since hanging a poster from the film ‘Easy Rider’ as a small boy on his bedroom wall he has dreamed of riding a Harley Davidson across America. His first HOG was a Heritage Softail Classic (EVO Engine) and subsequently he went on to own a Dyna Wide Glide (EVO Engine) and a Softail Custom (Twin Cam). Today he rides a CVO Electraglide Ultra Screaming Eagle 110, which he uses for touring and a rare custom ‘CVO Breakout’ used whenever the huge grin on his face needs resetting!
JD’s motto for life comes from his hero Sir Winston Churchill “K.B.O” (Keep Buggering On).
JG’s passion for riding motorbikes started 46 years ago when he learnt to ride an old BSA around a farm field in Derbyshire, England. Followed by a miss-spent youth riding pre-unit Triumph’s that eventually developed into an early fascination for all things ‘American Iron.’ During his youth he was involved as part of the race crew for a big-block Chevy Engine dragster called ‘Panic’ owned by the Page family and raced all over Europe. Ultimately he was seduced by the iconic 45 degree V-Twin Harley-Davidson engine. He has owned an early Dyna Wide Glide (EVO Engine) and currently rides a Dyna Wide Glide (Twin Cam) as well as his pride and joy a CVO Electraglide Ultra – Screaming Eagle 110 which he uses for touring.
JG’s motto for life is from the Latin “illigitamus carborundum.”