Discussion in 'The Pub' started by 84superchamp, May 6, 2016.
You're dating yourself. When I was young Gary Nixon was my hero!
Mine, too. Nixon had his shop and all his old race bikes (30 or 40, easy) in the basement of Bouttwell's Triumph in Cockeysville, MD, about five miles from where I lived (1968 +/-). Nice guy. I bought a 650 Rickman Triumph from him that he had set up for road racing, his not for competition goofing around bike. Awesome for tooling around in the hills. Very fast by the standards of the day, weighed about 300 pounds. Of course it wouldn't touch today's sport bikes.
that sounds right. i always hit on the engine guard or lower bag guard first, so the floorboard never touched. i'm glad we're getting back to the original scenario; large touring bike with little lean trying to outrun fast horses that are mighty fast through the turns.