|Subject:||Jackie Dean Rides Again!||Date:||Mon Apr 23 15:47:55 2012|
In high school one of my heroes was Jackie Dean Anderson. He rode a blue 1951 125, then a blue 1952 125, then a blue 1952 Model K "45" (750 cc). All the while I rode a humble Cushman scooter.|
Last Thursday, 4/19/2012, I rode my blue 1953 165 50 miles to Cleburne TX for our monthly Class-of-1956 lunch. Jackie Dean had only recently learned about our monthly get-together, and so he drove in from Burleson, about 20 miles distant. For the first time since 1952 Jackie Dean sat on a Harley two-stroke!
I invited Jackie Dean to ride around the block but he didn't feel comfortable with the idea because he hadn't ridden a motorcycle in forty-plus years. "I know what you're up to," Jackie Dean said; "You're trying to give me the itch." I pled guilty.