The number one perennial hot-button item of discussion amongst U.S. motorcyclists has to be the mandatory helmet law issue. It has been for years, and will be ‘til the earth stops spinning. While scouting around on the subject I ran across an interesting chart from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that compares state-by-state helmet […]
105-Year-Old Woman Rides A Harley-Davidson
When you get to be 105 years old, clearly your best years are behind you. However, that didn’t stop Ella Passmore of Richmond Hill, Georgia from trying something new and daring for the first time. To celebrate over a century of living, Passmore rode on a Harley-Davidson, as reported by www.savannahnow.com.
Ok, fine. The centenarian was actually a passenger, and the Harley-Davidson was really an Electra Glide Trike. But still, at her age, we’re just happy she got to experience the open air and the rumble of a V-Twin. Passmore and her chauffeur were led by police escort to the Richmond Hill City Hall, where Mayor Harold Fowler greeted her and even signed her helmet. Oddly, he wrote, “Harley-Davidson.”
No matter. The most important thing is that Passmore had a good time. “I enjoyed it very much,” she said. “I’m so glad the good Lord has given me (105) years.”