“Over the last 105 years in the saddle, we’ve seen wars, conflicts, depression, recession, resistance and revolutions. We’ve watched a thousand hand-wringing pundits disappear in our rear-view mirror, but ever time, this country has come out stronger than before, because chrome and asphalt put distance between you and whatever the world can throw at you. Freedom and wind outlast hard times, and the rumble of an engine drowns out all the spin on the evening news. If 105 years have proved one thing, it’s that fear sucks and it doesn’t last long.
So screw it, let’s ride!”
This Harley-Davidson ad came out in the newspaper May 29, 2008. I saved it and had it framed. I had been laid off from my construction job and started writing my first novel because of this piece in the news paper. Best thing I ever did!