Living the Stereotype
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Henderson County, NC
Congrats on your bike's notoriety. I just learned about the MSTA myself:
Last week I took a ride up to the Blue Ridge Parkway near my house for a brown bag lunch at one of my favorite overlooks. On the way back I saw a red V-Strom and a Black Triumph Tiger go past. Thinking my buddy Ed (no internet affiliations) just flew past on his red DL650 I chased them down.
It wasn't Ed, but it was a jovial bloke also named Norm (great anme) on a borrowed 'Strom whose tank was riotously festooned with stickers. After they compliantly found the shoulder, Norm asked if I was with the MSTA. I replied I was not with any law enforcement organization, I just thought Norm was Ed, no problem you're free to go. The owner of the Red 'Strom was the fellow astride the Black Tiger, also personable to a fault, albeit in a somewhat Teutonic way. Seem's Norm's ST1300 had a bad case of bent-ork-itis so he was slowly being seduced by the charms of the Wee.
These gentlemen mentioned that they were headed to Helen on two wheels for some sort of MTSA event and that I was just the sort of raw meat they needed for their entourage. I explained prior commitments and promised to look into the MTSA.
I forgot all about it, until now. I'll look up the article on your bike when I figure out how to navigate the site.
Sent from my Hewlett-Packard 75C, using the Flying Merkel motorcycle app.
Stromin'Nroman NC28729, USA
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