Secret Norton restoration video. I posted this when it came out but it makes me ponder a grander philosophical question.

This is one of the all time great Christmas motorcycle present video’s ever.   It chronicles how two sons secretly restored an old Norton that (while obviously cherished by their father) was sitting in boxes in his basement.  When they surprise him with it he completely chokes up.  It’s a really great story with a heartwarming ending.

But it makes me wonder, why do we let so many great memories that we cherish so dearly and which bring us such joy waste away in out basements and garages?  nine times out of ten it’s not the money.   Are we lazy?  Do we think we’re immortal?

I don’t know…  Anyway, if you have an old project sitting in a shed or basement or rental unit, go fix the damm thing and enjoy it while you still can.  You really can’t take it with you.



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