Gunny’s Motorcycle Riding Resolution for 2014
The new year is almost here — and Gunny’s making a resolution: Ride the hell out of his Victory motorcycles.
Millions know retired United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey as simply “the Gunny” thanks to his countless film and television appearances and his work supporting his beloved Marine Corps.
In case you didn’t know, Gunny is also an avid motorcyclist and a longtime Victory rider. A biker since the age of 13, he started riding scooters, and then moved on to bigger and more powerful motorcycles.
He’s ridden just about every brand of bike on the road, and the fact that, these days, he has three “daily ride” Victory motorcycles says all you need to know about his preferences.
I caught up with the Gunny at the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, Calif. We could think of no one better to kick off the start of our Riding Resolutions idea — a resolution that means more than losing 10 pounds or asking for a raise. A riding resolution is a pact between you and a machine that’s part of you.
He thought about it a bit, and then gave a very…well, Gunny-esque answer.
“Riding my Victory is a vital part of my life,” Gunny says. “It’s almost like riding a horse — it’s healthy, and it’s a great way to stay mentally sharp. So my riding resolution for 2014 is to ride as much as I can because it’s good for me.”
Has anything more amazing ever been said? Now when someone gets on you for riding your motorcycle you can tell them a Marine Corps gunnery sergeant said it’s a real workout. Checkmate.
Riding a Victory is good for the body, and it certainly helps keep your mind sharp. It’s definitely more fun than being on a treadmill.