On August 14th it will be 51 years since I purchased my "71 Ambassador from Storms Cycle in Grand Prairie,Tx. It was sold last year with over 200K on it. I don't remember all the other Guzzis I've had in the last 1/2 century and I stopped counting when I reached a million miles. I couldn't begin to count the amount of wonderful people I've met in all these years from looking in the mirror and seeing a turnip farmer with an 8th grade education in a one room country school to the late Dan Standlee who wrote some of the guided missile programs.
My only regret is I didn't have a US map and mark the states riders were from that visited me. From Alaska to Maine, Canada, Florida to Cal and most of the midwestern states. I've had the house filled up and more camping in the yard. I was talking to Bill Hagan the other day and he said he thought that was a good idea and he is going to do it because he has a lot of visitors. Fellow Guzzi rider, Patrick Hayes, will need a globe as he has so many from around the world visit him.
Man, it has been one wonderful ride. When I walk out of the Dallas VA Hospital, you know who is the richest man in the world? ME.