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‘I wonder if I can still get on a Harley’?

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Meet miss joy and mr barry who loved Fat Bob as soon as he pulled in next to me at the Mt Isa caravan park.

Mr Barry owned a 1938 1200 Harley with a Golding sidecar which he bought for $10. He swapped it for a ride on lawn mower (I KNOW) a few years later. He said he couldn’t afford to do it up at the time and he and joy owned a large river block that need mowing so hence the trade.

Miss Joy’s brother has a restored 42 Harley WLA 790 which was a standard issue motorcycle for the army in it’s day.

As I was hooking up the trailer Mr Barry said ‘I wonder if I can still get on a Harley’ and with that he threw his leg over Fat Bob.

He sat up  as proud as punch, reliving his youth I suspect.
I didn’t think I’d ever get him off.
A lovely couple who I enjoyed spending time with.


About Heather

I’m free spirited by nature with a gypsy soul. I’ve never really been content to stay in the one place. There’s just too much to see and do in what really is a short life (when you think about it in the big picture). My mission is to experience as much as I can. To live not just exist. Growing up I always said I was going to be an old lady riding around on a Harley Davidson with purple rinse in my hair. So far one out of three isn’t bad. I’m taking a break, loading up the Fat Bob, hitching up ‘the trailer’ for some nomadic adventures around Australia. I’ve given away and sold off most of my possessions (a very liberating experience). The rest has gone into storage. Find Out More »

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