Wowee…that first CSC250CR video has had over a thousand views within the first 11 hours of my posting it this morning. It will be interesting to see how it fares over the rest of the weekend, especially considering that Sunday is typically a peak Internet traffic day. It’s quite a response, and there are more than a few things that I find extremely interesting about all of this:
- The first is that there is a market for a simple, reasonably-priced, 250cc motorcycle. We proved it with the RX3, we proved it again with the even-lower-priced TT250, and we’re about to prove it again with the Café Racer.
- Our riders and our followers like to be involved in what we do. We’ve asked for and received lots of suggestions on Café Racer color schemes and accessories. All of your ideas are receiving serious consideration. We greatly appreciate your inputs.
- There’s been a complete absence of the kind of anti-China comments we heard when we introduced the RX3. Wow, a lot sure has changed in just two years. With the help of our riders and our fans, we’ve collectively changed that mindset. That’s a good feeling.
Okay, on to Topic 2. I had a quick trip to the east coast this past week. I actually enjoy flying (although I think I’m going to steer clear of United in the future, mostly because I value my front teeth and my magnificent nose). I like flying because it’s a chance to catch up on my reading. People ask how I can tolerate being cramped in a tiny airplane seat for 5 or 6 hours. Hey, give me a good book and a few hours away from cellphones and computers and I love it. And after the 14-, 15-, and sometimes 17-hour flights I make to Asia, the Middle East, and other places, a flight to New Jersey almost seems like it’s over before it starts.
So I had my quick-turn trip to New Jersey last week and on the way back I picked up a copy of The Lost City of Z in Newark Airport. Newark Airport: It’s an airport that brings President Trump’s comments about our deteriorating infrastructure to mind. He said our airports are third world. I’ve traveled in the third world, and I can tell you that most third world airports are a big step up from good old EWR. It’s absolutely the worst-laid-out airport I’ve ever transited.
So why I am mentioning The Lost City of Z? It was a great read…real Indiana Jones stuff, and I read the entire book on that flight home. I couldn’t put it down, actually, and I didn’t until I reached the last page (which happened just a few minutes before landing in California).
I just saw a commercial for the movie based on this book. The movie is due to be released on the 22nd of this month and you can bet I’ll see it. But don’t wait for the movie…read the book. If you enjoy a great adventure story (a true one, by the way), The Lost City of Z is one you’ll want to pick up.