Road Trip - Harley Davidson & L.A Riders


  Total distance traveled: 100 miles
  Between Warrenton, MO and Fulton, MO

9/17/17.      I played this game for the first time 8 years ago, at an arcade auction I went to for the great Star Wars road trip. I liked it. I mean I REALLY like it. Harley motorcycles with a Crazy Taxi feel to an open world city map. Flashing headlamps on top. Count me in.

For some reason, for 8 years I've had problems getting this game and this time was no different. I'll get to that in a moment. Over the years, I've tracked down several of these games which were all overpriced, missing parts, and just a handful of problems. Maybe this was a popular game back in the day. Maybe people just like to steal Harley logos and parts off it when around John Q. Public. I don't know.

What I know is, I have still wanted one of these, and even put the next best motorcycle game in my arcade, a very fun Atari Road Burners (racing game). Adults and kids love that game, and I always suspected they'd be in love with Harley Davidson and L.A.Riders also.

Here we are, 8 years later and I get a call about 2 of these in non-working condition which were combined to make one good working game. The final arrangements made was for a 3 way trade deal. I make the first 2 hour round trip to pick up the Harley game and get it home. At this time, the terms of the trade deal are in effect. I have the game home, in my hands, in my possession. For reasons I won't get into, the trade deal was cancelled for new terms that benefitted the other party more. This left me stuck with a game already in my possession, that I now have to return or pay cash. This cancelled trade deal didn't benefit me more, that's for sure. I went ahead and paypal'd the money, just to wash my hands of it. I'll move on, hop on my Harley, and ride on into the arcade. There was some birth pains from beginning to end on this game, but its finally home, traded for [OOPS I MEANT PAID FOR] and now in its permanent home at the Vintage Vault Arcade.

 
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