Readers and their Rides

Jeffery Hartsell and His '94 Harley-Davidson Special Softail

Written by  March 31, 2005

Jeffery W Hartsell
Independence, Missouri

CC: Jeffery, what is your occupation?
Jeffery: I’m a mechanic.

CC: Do you have any hobbies other than motorcycling?
Jeffery: Yes. I also enjoy collecting cars, mugs and plates.

CC: Why do you ride?
Jeffery: I love the wind in my face, and I just love riding!

CC: How long have you been riding?
Jeffery: Around ten to fifteen years.

CC: What was your first bike?
Jeffery: My first bike was a '74 Honda 550 Four.

CC: How many bikes have you owned?
Jeffery: I've owned a total of three bikes.

CC: How many bikes do you currently own?
Jeffery: Three.

CC: Tell us about your current 'primary' bike?
Jeffery: It's a '94 Harley-Davidson Special Softail.

CC: What do you like most about your bike?
Jeffery: It rides great and has an awesome paint job.

CC: It is beautiful. So, what is your dream bike?
Jeffery: It's the one I have right now.

CC: What is your most memorable riding experience?
Jeffery: It would probably have to be the time I was riding my 550 Honda down the road and got a big laugh out of my brother-in-law, sister, and brother by sucking my thumb for them.

CC: So what is your least memorable riding experience?
Jeffery: Riding home from work in the pouring rain when I could barely see the road.

CC: What is your favorite local motorcycle event?
Jeffery: It would have to be the Ride for the Mission.

CC: Do you prefer riding in a group or by yourself?
Jeffery: Either way. I just love riding!

CC: Who are some of your closest riding buddies?
Jeffery: Scott Sawtell, Robert Hartsell, and Jeff Gage.

CC: Just for fun, which of your riding buddies is the best rider?
Jeffery: Probably Scott, because he's been riding bikes since he was a little kid.

CC: Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Jeffery: I would like to thank Bear at Bear's Hiway Classics for all his hard work in helping to build my bike from what it was. His shop is located next to the North Kansas City Hospital in Avondale, Missouri. Also a special thanks to Chris Cofield of CC Custom Graphics for being an awesome painter and doing an extraordinary job on my gas tank and fenders.