Man reunited with his first Harley after more than 30 years
Everyone has a story about the one that got away. For Ed Church, it wasn’t a high school sweetheart left behind, or a job offer he turned down — “the one” was a beloved 1958 Harley-Davidson.
“It was the most beautiful thing I ever saw,” Church said of the bike he had as a high school sophomore in Montana.
“[Back then] there were no Hondas, you had a Harley or an Indian [motorcycle],” Church recalled. “The whole rite of passage as a young man was trying to start one.”
Church rode the bike for 13 years, but sold the Harley after his daughter was born. “I knew I had made a mistake. I always wondered what would come if I ever found it again, but I never had much hope.”
That fleeting sense of hope got a big boost when he stumbled upon a listing for his bike on eBay, 32 years to the date he remembers selling it.