Like all Custom Builders (and Bloggers), I receive a ton of emails from all over the world. Some are quite long and unusual like this one from Kenya that I received this morning and that I publish as is.
"Dear Cyril Huze. I couldn’t let the opportunity pass without sending you this e-mail. You see I’ve been a life long fan of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Don’t get me wrong I couldn’t tell you the difference between a Bobber or any other Harley-Davidson motorcycle. What I like about them couldn’t actually be quantified until I came across your site. I mean to me what you produce is so much of an amalgam of this feeling and the true expression of it. Without being too forward I figure you were the kid who bought all the books, sneaked to all the conventions and meets that you weren’t supposed to because I also figure that at that time there were maybe only a few "types of Harley-Davidson motorcycles". I hope I’m not being cheeky but at some point you probably had an epiphany that led you to the creations that you feature on your site. This of course begs the question why would I be so effusive about a subject such as motorcycle customization. Well it’s simple, at some point you came to direct and chanel your energy toward this direction after what seems like a lifetime of devotion to the process, I can honestly and sincerely comment that you definitely achieved what you set out to the evidence is in the work. At the risk of sounding like I’m marking your work, what I hope to convey is that, there was a time I dreamt of owning and riding my own motorcycle and obviously it was a custom version. At that time it would probably would have been wrong for me to try and get to the point where I’d buy a motorcycle that was customized but that wasn’t representative of the ambitions I’d have for motorcycles design. I can honestly say that even though it seems you’ve been in the business since I was thinking of my first custom, you seem to be in it for the long haul and indeed should I fall into the same dream sequence and event nuture the ambition to have my very first, I’ll certainly look for yours because instead of fading I’ve every confidence you’ll be the one still making customs when they find that "Customs make you Sterile".
Again I don’t know what you do entails and I dare say to make something look as remarkable and worthy as your creations do a lot of hard work, sweat, tears and probably the not too infrequent drop of blood goes in and comes out of it. I hope that you indeed keep up the good work if for nothing else than it’s my fervent belief that you are indeed on the cusp of even greater discoveries about the directions you hope to head in as far as design is concerned and you’ll possibly add No.13 to your philosophy statements as soon as this happen. I’ve been reading some Khalil Gibrain and the parallels are remarkable. Like my old headmaster used to say "you only get out of life what you put into it" I shall be bold enough to add with your work it certainly shows. May the Good Lord continue to Bless your endeavours. Best Salaams and Warmest Regards" from Kenya, Koome Kithinji M’Agere, C/o George Kithinji Murugu, P.O. Box 47974,
Nairobi, G.P.O. 00100, Kenya.