Last year, he and his wife traveled to New Zealand. During their one-month vacation, they stayed with four different club members.
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“They didn’t know us,” he says. “But because we’re part of the Vincent Owner’s Club, we were part of the Vincent family.”
Likewise, one of the world’s greatest motorcycle engineers—Phil Irving, now deceased—stayed at Dr. Rochmis’ house when visiting from Australia. Dr. Rochmis says Irving contributed to the design of both Vincents and Velocettes back in the 1950s.
Now that Dr. Rochmis is mobile after two knee replacements, he’s ready to ride again. And maybe do a little shopping. The lure of metal, chrome, oil, and gas are simply irresistible.
Carol Patton is writing the “After 5” series for The Rheumatologist.