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First Trip to Oshkosh as an Owner Feels Like a Journey Home

Even though help was needed to get there, arriving at AirVenture was all this pilot hoped it would be.
By Jason McDowell
February 9, 2022

Back in the mid-1980s, after a solid year of neglecting my classwork in favor of mountain bike magazines, I received a Schwinn mountain bike for Christmas. The euphoria that resulted led to some questionable decisions that morning, namely tearing around our snow-covered backyard and icy driveway in my pajamas and enduring several crashes while a mild case of frostbite set in. But I had my very own mountain bike, and despite the bloody injuries, I regretted nothing.

In the years that followed, numerous vehicles came and went. Cool ones, at that. Multiple European motorcycles, a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, and some fun German cars. But none produced the same level of euphoria as the Schwinn on that epic Christmas morning.

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Story credit: Flying Magazine Newsletter; https://www.flyingmag.com/a-first-trip-to-oshkosh-as-an-owner-feels-like-a-journey-home/

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