I own three motorcycles-a 1995 Honda Shadow American Classic, a 1997 Harley Davidson Softail Custom and a 1998 Harley Davidson Road King Classic.
I purchased my 1100cc Honda Shadow in June of 1995. This was my first motorcycle. In 1995, I rode this bike through nine states from Costa Mesa, California to Grand Forks, North Dakota. The trip lasted 10 days. Here is the trip report. Since I was relocating to Hong Kong in 1996, I shipped the bike from Grand Forks to Hong Kong. I rode my Shadow all over Hong Kong and the New Territories from 1996 to 2000. I really love my Honda Shadow.
In November of 1996, I purchased a 1997 1350cc Harley Davidson Softail Custom motorcycle in Long Island, New York. From May 22 to May 30, 1997, I rode this bike from New York to California along Highway 40. The cross-country trip was tough but truly enjoyable. Here is the trip report.
In 1998, my wife bought me a 1450cc Harley Davidson Road King Classic motorcycle as a Christmas gift. After a lot of planning, I rode my cruiser from Costa Mesa, California to Banff Park Canada. The round trip was 37-days, and I logged 6,279 miles. I passed through 10 states and three Canadian provinces and visited seven national parks. Here is the trip report. A movie of my trip to Banff Park can be seen here.
I decided to add a sidecar to my Road King so I could take my special needs grandson, Ollie, on road trips. In September of 2012, I rode this bike from Costa Mesa to Seattle, Washington to have the sidecar added by Liberty Sidecars. In March of 2013, I picked up my bike and sidecar in Seattle and rode it back to Costa Mesa. Here is the Trip Report. Ollie loves riding in the sidecar, and I plan to take him on long road trips to visit national parks in the western United States.