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#37 Roger Green

Battle Creek, MI

1937 Harley-Davidson ULH

My name is Roger Green from Battle Creek, MI.  My Motorcycling life began when my family visited a distant cousin of my Mom’s side.  They had two Z-50’s and after one ride on their trails, I was hooked!

Next came a CT-70 that my Grandpa bought for the grandkids to share.  I was interested in observed trials so my Dad bought a Honda TL-125 for us to ride.  When I turned 16 I got my Driver’s License and my Motorcycle endorsement in the same day, I used my Dad’s CB-360T for the road test. 

At age 18, I went in the Air Force were I was stationed in Minot, ND.  It was here that I started reading “Easy Rider” magazine fueling my desire to buy my own bike.  A Buddy and I were going to buy new Harley’s and tour the country on our 30-Day leave.  It was time to take the leap; I purchased my first bike, a brand new 1982 FXR Shovelhead.  Turned out my riding Buddy was shipped to Korea and our 30-Day extravaganza did not happen.

Since that time, I have not been without, at least, one Harley Davidson.  I put 30k miles on that FXR and in 1985, I traded up to a Evo FXRS and put 135k on that.  In 2000, I bought a new FXDX and currently have 105k on her.  I have been an AMCA member since 1998, when I acquired a 1913 Excelsior Twin Basket Case.  In 2013, I added a 1960 hand shift Panhead and shortly after that, I bought a 1967 FLH.  In 2014, I rode the Panhead from Michigan to California and back.  In 2015 an OP 1970 Electra Glide found me. In 2017, it was a 1937 ULH and in 2018, I sold my 1970 and purchased a 1929 JD, which I am very excited to get running. 

Overall, I ride my machines, as often as I can.  Looking forward to the challenge and adventure that the 2019 Cross Country Chase is sure to bring.