Posted by: caryandjohn | February 4, 2013

No Good Deed …

As they say, no good deed goes unpunished …

Guest of the SFMC, Terry Hirshner, and his record setting electric Zero Motorcycle

We had a guest come into the club last Thursday, Terry Hirshman, who was fresh from setting a cross-country record on his electric motorcycle, riding 3100 miles from Florida to Arizona to set a long-distance electric motorcycle Guinness World Record … Terry asked me if he could talk to the club about his record setting ride and his electric bike … we often have folks ask to come ans speak to us about their epic motorcycle rides, so i said sure …

Terry rolled the bike into the clubhouse towards the end of our meeting, gave a nice talk, answered all of our questions, and we all posed for a group shot afterwords … we’re into electric motorcycles because we have two members, Jennifer Bromme and Jim Hoogerhyde, who both race electric bikes, Jen in the TTXGP series, and Jim at El Mirage and Bonneville … Jen got second overall in the 2010 TTXGP US Championship and Jim recently set a land speed record for electric bikes at El Mirage … I mentioned Jen and Jim to Terry and thought we’d all had a nice time …

Anyway, this is how Terry described us on his Facebook Blog (https://www.facebook.com/lifeoffthegrid) the next day:

“Feeling like a lawyer on trial to the huge “court room” of San Francisco Motorcycle Club members, I discussed electric motorcycles to the group that has been riding gasoline powered motorcycles since 1904, and believes strongly in heritage, loyalty, tradition, and does not welcome or adapt well to change.”

Anyway, Terry is sponsored by Zero Motorcycles and clearly knows a thing or two about promoting himself and his sponsors by writing entertaining Facebook posts tailored to the non-motorcycling public … he maybe needs to work a bit on being gracious to folks who show him hospitality along the way … after all, the SFMC has adapting well to change since 1904 … ha.

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Responses

  1. Typical, arrogant, self righteous prick.
    But I still have high hopes for electric bikes.

  2. Wot? I say something untoward?

  3. Hey Steve,
    Ha! Never … 🙂
    I was going to call him a foolish hipster, but I didn’t want to offend any of the hipsters we have in the club …
    see you soon,
    — John A


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