Before I could digest all of this, our bearded visitor launched into a sermonlike assault on me and the entire motorcycling press. All motorcycle magazine editors were the same, he said, all evil, all elitist, all "on the take" from the Japanese manufacturers and not to be trusted. We criticized perfectly good motorcycles in print, he added, and we never, ever wrote about the great British bikes of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. He finished with this: "I've had my say here. If you people want it, I've got a pretty good 750 Honda down on my farm. It's a ways from here, so if you want it, we'd better get going."