It’s been a very Happy Enertia Day in Kansas City.
If you’ve been following this post, then you know that my Brammo Enertia has arrived. Ride reports, videos, and pictures will follow, but first I want to emphasize that amazing days like this don’t happen by accident. I wouldn’t be able to caption that photo the way I did without some hard working people, some luck, some friends, and some major patience by my family.
My biggest thank you goes to the people who made this possible: all the folks at Brammo in Ashland, Oregon. Craig Bramscher, Brian Wismann, Adrian Stewart, Aaron Bland, Bruce Gilpin, Ron Hom, Dave Lawson, Laura Frantz and a bunch of others I’m too addle-brained to recall right now. You have built a fantastic machine, a well-executed dream on wheels, and THANK GOODNESS for the fact that it doesn’t have an unlimited range, or I might never see Ms.Brammofan and the Brammokidz again.
There’s a host of others who have helped me reach this point, and I’m not going to be able to remember all of them, either, but if you follow me on twitter (and curses to you if you don’t), then you know the great folks on there among the “Brammofan mutual admiration society.” Top thanks to John Adamo, a/k/a @skadamo a/k/a Plugbike.com who helped me figure out that my dear wife was wrong, and that Twitter was not a “complete waste of time” (this would be one of the only times Ms.Brammofan was even marginally wrong, by the way.) Without him, I might have given up long ago, and certainly, there would be no Brammo Owners Forum.
And yes, humongous thanks to Ms.Brammofan and my kids, who have had to endure my obsession for many months and who I’ve probably ignored a few times while searching for more Brammo photos or reTweeting the latest news. It’s not easy to be the Brammo Evangelist of the Year, but it’s really a challenge to be related to him. They were more patient with me than I deserved, and more loving than I could wish for. This Enertia’s for you, family!… except no, you may not ride it or touch it.