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Old 01-06-2013, 07:20 PM   #146
Wannabe rider
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Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Belleville, IL
Oddometer: 1,364
I saw this old thread and thought it seemed like a fun one to bring back and pass some time with until my airhead is finally ready to ride.

I love my airhead because it belonged to my wife's Grandpa and I feel priveledged to be its current care taker. I love it because I've bonded with it throughout countless hours spent together in the garage - probably half of those at temps above 100 or below 30. I love it because it's not just easy, but actually intuitive to work on. I love it because it was clearly a well thought out and well executed design. I love the lines of the bike, and the glorious toaster tank. I love that the top end can be completely disassembled without removing the tank. I love how the endless need for "special tools" forces me to be creative in finding cheap homemade solutions.

And finally, I love it because I MUST love it. I've spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars on it and I've only heard the bike run once for a few seconds, and I've never ridden it. I love it because my stubborn nature refuses to let me not love it.

And I'm sure my love will grow exponentially once I'm riding it!
"We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living."
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