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Posted on Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 1:15 p.m.

Q&A with Dexter Township's Harley Rider on his first motorcycle: A Honda

By Amy Biolchini

The fact that Dexter Township Clerk Harley B. Rider started cruising on a motorcycle at the age of 15 is not altogether surprising.


Harley Rider

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But he's not quite a Harley rider.

When he bought his first motorcycle, it was a Honda -- which prompted the nickname of "Honda Rider," according to a Detroit Free Press interview with Rider.

Though he's been given grief for his name, Rider, 64, has never owned a Harley-Davidson cycle.

Amy Biolchini covers Washtenaw County, health and environmental issues for Reach her at (734) 623-2552, or on Twitter.



Tue, Jul 9, 2013 : 11:42 a.m.

remember riding with you on the red Honda, glad to call you a friend


Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 10:02 p.m.

I wish those killer motorbikes would be banned from the roadways. They are more dangerous in crash then a model T car yet they are still legal to ride on any street. Makes little sense when you compare how cars are today. So funny car drivers need to wear a seatbelt yet no helmets are OK for many bike drivers. Makes such little sense


Tue, Jul 9, 2013 : 4:41 a.m.

Paul, motor bikes don't kill anyone.........inattentive drivers kill good people who ride motor bikes. Next time you put a cell phone to your ear while driving think about that "killer" word.

Mike Langford

Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 10 p.m.

I'm glad this replaced the segment, "Spotlight On The Middle East". Hard hitting stuff right here...

Linda Peck

Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 9:20 p.m.

It's a great name.