350 mile day!

The Gammon Family thegammons@verizon.net
Sun, 2 May 2004 07:30:56 -0400

Sounds like a great sendoff and good closure.

I can guarantee Don is smiling from where he is.

Thanks for the ride report, it touched my heart. He should be proud to have
so many good friends.

(I'm taking bets on when he buys a new bike, I give it no more than 8
months, any takers?)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Craig Goldstein" <Craigmri@earthlink.net>
To: "New MIG list" <migcruisers@autox.team.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 7:09 AM
Subject: 350 mile day!

> aMIGos,
> Yesterday I rode the new(errr.used) SV1000S across the state to Palm Coast
> for final services for my buddy Don.  He was cremated and his remains were
> placed in a mausoleum along side his late Wife's.
> Dozens of Don's riding buddies all met at the Iron Horse Saloon.  We spent
> an hour or so socializing and remembering our good friend.  From there we
> left to head north to the church in Palm Coast.  During the ride up Don's
> friend George(riding a big dresser harley) pulled along side of me and
> side by side with me for about 10 minutes.  Initially I thought."We really
> should be riding staggard" but when I glanced over at Georges bike I
> discovered he was carrying Don's Urn.  It was at this point I became a
> little emotional considering that this was the last time I will ever get
> ride with Don.  I really felt his presence.  The service was heartwarming
> and I got to say hello and goodbye to so many of Don's friends who I
> got to know very well.  BTW, I thanked George for what he had done for me.
> The ride to and fro was great!  They called for afternoon thunderstorms
> I was convinced that I would encounter them on my return trip however I
> believe Don negotiated with the rain gods to get me home safe and Dry  ;-)
> The SV1000S is a totally unique ride.  The ergo's are very aggressive and
> after 350 miles I really felt it.  This bike needs a throttle lock so I
> rest my throttle hand.  The fuel injected 1000 cc V-Twin pumps out about
> hp yet still averaged 48 MPG on yesterdays ride.  The Bike handles and
> brakes as well as my F4i did and sounds like a Ducati.  Oh..Its metallic
> Silver.  I call my SV1000S  "Silver Thunder".
> I've ridden a lot of bikes over the last 7 years.  One favorite was the
> Aprilia Falco.  It too is a 1000cc V-twin half faired bike.  The Sv1000S
> so similar to the falco only half the price and easier to maintain.  The
> SV650's are selling like hot cakes wereas the SV1000 is selling slow.
> out people who want a sportbike are going for the Inline 4's opposed to
> big Twin's.  This factor enabled me to score a low mile(1500 miles)
> for under $6000 and get to enjoy a bike that not everyone else on the road
> rides.  As good as this bike sounds now I will soon be adding two
> aftermarket Mufflers to unleash the beast in it.  My neighbor has the
> TL-R(similar bike only fully faired) with Yoshimura canisters and it rocks
> the neighborhood.  Mine will be from Two Brothers Racing.
> http://www.twobros.com/cgi-bin/shopper?search=action
> art=0&template=Templates/TBRSearchResult-Simple-Suz-SV1000-SO.html>
> V1000-SO.html
> Hope everyone has a great weekend.  Stay safe, love your family and hold
> your friends dear.  This shit is all temporary so savor every moment.
> Craig
> MIG #2
> SV1000S
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