Enjoying the Enchantment, Loving the Legacy... Buffalo Soldiers!
by Aj "Suga Soldier" Coffee
Suga Soldier on Suga Baby
My "Suga Baby" is so deceptive... she looks so sweet and innocent, this 2004 Honda Shadow Aero 750. But don't let her good looks fool you. She has carried me from Cali to the East Coast and back 3 summers running, as I rode her along side Harleys and Goldwings to garner support and fund raise for breast cancer research with Divas For A Cure.
And for all those "big bikes" that love to sound off with a loud thunder, my bike just purrs along. Yet she doesn't eat any bikers dust, maintaining whatever speed the pack is rolling. She may slow down a bit on an uphill climb, but trust that she will be right back in the pocket by the time the hill levels out.
I have been a member of the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club since 2003. It is with pride and honor that I ride honoring their legacy, so what better tribute than to custom paint my bike tank with their history. Along the right side is a portrait of Indians herding a pack of buffalos; on the top underneath a "cloud of buffalos" sits a little squaw (actually a portrait of my niece, Ciara, who is 1/4 native American) holding a peace pipe. And finally on the right of the tank displays a Buffalo Soldier, proud and true!
So I submit my bike for consideration for "Bike of the Month". And win or lose, at least I know I've shared with you and others that read this the history of the Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th & 10th Cavalry! Whoop whoop!
Aj "Suga Soldier" Coffee
Buffalo Soldiers M/C of Albuquerque